Canberra Floriade Festival
Floriade is a celebration of spring right here in Australia's capital city, Canberra. This annual flower festival showcases more than a million beautiful flowers for four weeks in September and October. Started in 1988, the festival name 'Floriade' is derived from the latin word Floriat, meaning 'to design with flowers'.
Along with flowers, Floriade presents an exciting entertainment program throughout the four weeks. Floriade features visiting and local performing artists, exhibitions, activities for the kids and more!
After sourcing it's inspiration from the annual Dutch Keukenhof flower display, Canberra's Floriade is now the largest event of this nature in the southern hemisphere. Over 1 million bulbs and annuals are used for the event every year.
The bulbs are all planted in autumn, with a huge mix of flowers including tulips, English daisies, daffodils and many more. Floriade has a different design every year, with a unique theme determining everything from the layout, type and colour of the flowers to the entertainment for the four week duration.
Floriade is held from mid September to mid October every year in the beautiful Commonwealth Park, Canberra. Floriade is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 6pm on Weekends and Public Holidays. Admission for the Floriade event is free, but please note last entry into the Floriade event is 30 minutes before closing time.
Floriade is only a 5 minute walk from Canberra's city centre or you can get there by bike, taxi and/or public transport.
Whether you want to relax and stroll through the picturesque grounds of Commonwealth Park or simply immerse yourself in local talent - Floriade is the ideal festival for you.