Floriade 2013: Australia’s Celebration of Spring

While everyone else in the world is getting ready for Autumn, Australia is celebrating Spring with Floriade. Floriade, which is Latin for “design with flowers” is a month long flower festival that takes place in Australia from mid-September to early October. This annual festival is held at the Canberra Commonwealth Park with a different theme each year.

The festival, which showcases a million flowers in bloom, is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Numerous gardens are planted with beautiful spring-flowering bulbs, such as irises, daffodils, hyacinths, violas, and of course, tulips! It’s definitely a spectacular sight!

Along with the dazzling display of flowers, visitors can look forward to public art displays, roving entertainers, live musical acts, cultural celebrations and a giant 35m Ferris wheel. There will also be gardening experts on hand to answer questions and to give advice. In addition, Commonwealth Park comes alive at night with light shows, live music, comedy and live DJs.

This year, the festival with the theme “Beautiful Innovation,” takes place from September 14, 2013 until October 13, 2013. Here are some photos from the 2013 Floriade festival.

Floriade 2013 Nightfest

Photo Credit: floriadeaustralia.com

2013 Floriade Nightfest

Photo Credit: floriadeaustralia.com

Floriade 2013 photo

Photo Credit: floriadeaustralia.com

2013 Floriade Festival

Photo Credit: floriadeaustralia.com

Floriade started in 1988, as a celebration of Canberra’s 75th birthday. It is considered the largest flower festival in the Southern hemisphere with over 300 000 visitors each year. It takes the Floriade team a full 12 months to plan the festival and to plant all the bulbs and annuals!

For more information on Floriade, visit: www.foriadeaustralia.com

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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2 Responses to Floriade 2013: Australia’s Celebration of Spring

  1. Pingback: Floriade photographs Sunday 2013/10/06 | Yummy Lummy

  2. Shawn I. Campbell says:

    The festival takes its name from the Latin word floriat, which means designing flowers.The festival attracts many people from within Australia but also many tourists.It’s a magestic flower exhibition that is worthy of a visit from everyone. The festival’s admission has been free the past few years due to much debate on the topic. The exhibition is open throughout the week from 09:00-17:00 weekdays and from 09:00 to 17:30 weekends. Entrrance to the venue is possible up untill half an hour before closing.


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