Thursday, 24 September 2015


One of the main reasons we visited Canberra last weekend was to see Floriade. Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. This iconic Canberra event returns from Saturday 12 September until Sunday 11 October 2015. It showcases one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park and entry is free. The event welcomes more than 400,000 local, interstate and international visitors each year.

Floriade will this year pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli through the theme of "Reflection". This year’s garden beds represent iconic symbols of war and peace such as the poppy, the Southern Cross, two-up and the famous slouch hat.  I'll post some photos of this event next week.

The program includes "Night Fests" where several events and shows take place at night and the displays are floodlit. One may purchase tickets to attend the Night Fest and various activities after dark. We enjoyed attending this event very much and hope to visit again next year.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.
and also part of the Friday Greens meme.


  1. Gorgeous pictures of Spring together with a lovely and important theme!

  2. These are beautiful. I want to take part this week, but the place to add links never appears.

  3. I remember going to see Floriade many years ago and was overwhelmed with the vast beauty of colours. And the crowd of people there was amazing too. Stunning photos.


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