While it is fall everywhere else, Australia is celebrating their spring. Floriade, which means “to design with flowers” in Latin, is a month long flower festival dedicated to showcasing one million flowers in bloom. Floriade is usually held from mid-September to early October.
While many different flowers are planted at the gardens including irises, daffodils, hyacinths, violas and chrysanthemums, tulips continue to win hearts. Visitors can look forward to 78 different varieties of tulips. There will be exotic new varieties and old favourites at the Canberra’s Commonwealth Park, where the festival has been held since the beginning.
Along with displays of flowers, visitors will also enjoy roving entertainers, buskers, musical acts, and also a giant ferris wheel overlooking the garden beds.
To learn more about the festival, please visit: floriadeaustralia.com