Floriade to bloom again in September

Canberra’s Floriade festival will return to its traditional home of Commonwealth Park in September and October.

Floriade’s gardeners are planting one million blooms at Commonwealth Park in Canberra this month under the theme The Future of Flowers.

“The Future of Flowers opens the gates to a stunning display of flowers celebrating the beauty and wonder of mother nature and arrival of spring,” said Floriade executive producer Vickii Cotter.

“Our 30-day program aims to spark conversation around sustainability and climate change, and will showcase horticultural design and practices, and creative landscaping.”

Floriade attracts almost half a million attendees each year.

Last year Canberra saw community groups plant bulbs and annuals to create a tulip trail through the ACT’s suburbs, after the COVID-19 pandemic saw the cancellation of Floriade in Commonwealth Park.

Floriade NightFest will also return for four nights from September 30 to October 3.