Featured image: Colour me happy. Photo: Floriade
Crushing on Canberra? Well, start planning that trip now because Floriade — Australia’s biggest celebration of spring – is blooming back!
The beloved floral festival will return to its traditional home of Commonwealth Park from 11 September to 10 October, with busy-bee gardeners currently planting one million flowers here. Thanks to the success of last year’s suburban Tulip Trail (in lieu of the festival), Floriade has also made 300,000 bulbs and annuals available for schools and community groups to plant in their local area. Meaning the nation’s capital will be looking more glorious than ever.
This year’s theme of The Future of Flowers will be celebrated in the flowerbed designs and a range of entertainment. “Our 30-day program aims to spark conversation around sustainability and climate change, and will showcase horticultural design and practices, and creative landscaping.” said Floriade Executive Producer Vickii Cotter.
Floriade NightFest will also return for four nights from Thursday 30 September. Look out for the full program of workshops, music, food and wine events, markets, entertainment, and plenty more in the coming months.
Oh, and did we mention the whole thing is free? Blooming marvellous.
Where & when: Commonwealth Park, Canberra. 11 September – 10 October 2021
Couples will love: Tiptoeing through the tulips and exploring Canberra’s impressive line-up of museums, galleries, restaurants, and cultural landmarks.