Floriade is Australia's biggest celebration of spring. This iconic Canberra event runs for 30 days over the months of September and October. It showcases one million flowers in bloom, set in Canberra's Commonwealth Park and entry is free. We welcome over 400,000 local, interstate and international visitors each year to Canberra's spring festival.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Floriade and we will celebrate this with a photographic installation throughout the park. The photographs have been selected from a competition where Australians were asked to submit an image representing each year that Floriade has been in existence. Look out for the 24 images as you wander through Floriade this year.
Be spring inspired at Floriade 2012, where dazzling garden beds, horticultural delights, engaging demonstrations and fun activities have all been inspired by this year’s theme, Style and Design. This year’s ambassador will officially launch the 25th anniversary of the event, with a range of exciting new attractions making 2012 the perfect place to experience the richness of spring over four distinctive weeks from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 14 October.
Week One – Spring Palettes
Welcome in spring with colour and inspiration through a kaleidoscope of activities.
Week Two – Fashion & Design
Spring fashion and stylish design will steal the spotlight with runway shows, style workshops and innovative displays.
Week Three – His & Hers DIY
Be inspired by the infinite possibilities for him and her to transform the home into an indoor and outdoor oasis.
Week Four – Home Grown Living
Floriade’s final week is an ode to all things natural, from tips for sustainable living to celebrating home grown produce.
And don't forget about the five amazing nights of Floraide NightFest, where you can enjoy great live music acts, renowned comedians, cutting edge DJ’s, night markets and roving entertainment!
Let Floriade 2012 program stimulate your senses with exciting demonstrations, activities, displays and events; admire the endless possibilities of floral design and see the stunning display of creativity and colour when fashion and flowers come together. Be inspired by the garden presentations and the infinite possibilities for transforming your backyard. Families love time out and reconnecting with each other through great kids’ programs and activities.
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