Floriade Canberra

Floriade Canberra is a great celebration of spring. It tempts many flower lovers across the country to visit the capital of Australia.

This festival is one of the many things to see in Canberra.

It is a celebration of bulbs and annual flowers, carefully planted in autumn to come out in spring.

More than a million blooms are on display and every year designers use the shape, colours and fragrance of flowers to create a different theme.

Canberra Floriade - What Flowers?

floriade canberra millions of blooms

Don't expect to see Australian native flowers.

Tulips are always present, there are a lot of tulip farms and gardens around the Australian capital city.

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Because Canberra weather is more temperate than most other places in Australia, you will see:

  • daffodils,
  • ranunculus,
  • chrysanthemums,
  • daisies,
  • blue bells,
  • pansies,
  • poppies,
  • hyacinths and many other varieties.

floriade canberra ranunculus

Each spring the Commonwealth Park displays a carpet of stunning colours created by skilled gardeners.

floriade canberra blue bells

Floriade will soon be a quarter of a century old. Every year since 1988, masses of flowers are blooming in the city.

Back in 1988, the festival celebrated Canberra's 75 anniversary. Since then it is celebrating spring.

Floriade Canberra - When and Where?

The event happens from mid September to mid October, every day from 9 to 5 during the week, and from 9 to 5.30 during the weekends and public holidays. In spring, the first Monday of October is Labour Day and a public holiday in most states.

The flower show takes place in the Commonwealth Park and it is free to visit. See the green pin on Canberra map? There it is.

To get there you can walk - it is just 5 minutes from Canberra centre. If you drive then come early as there are not too many parking places and it gets crowded quickly.

Go to Floriade. The capital of Austalia is great during the spring festival. It is filled with entertainment, workshops, exhibitions, live bands and gourmet food.

Don't forget to book your accommodation. There are many hotels in the city, but they tend to be full at that time of the year.

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