After 33-years of blooms rain hail or shine, Floriade is not letting a devastating 2020 stop its colourful festival. Over time Floriade has transformed into Australia’s biggest celebration of spring with approximately half a million guests annually.

While 2020’s festival may not be in the usual location at Commonwealth Park, Floriade has made the pivot to reimagine its offering, just as many other Canberra events and businesses had to.

This year will not only mark flowers blooming to life after winter hibernation but also celebrate the community spirit and resilience that Canberrans have displayed during recent challenging times.

Floriade Reimagined will see the annual spring festival scattered across Canberra. One million bulbs will create a tulip trail through the ACT’s suburbs and city. With floral plantings by the Floriade horticulture team and over 90 Canberra community groups, this year’s festival allows the community to connect safely away from big crowds.

The after-dark experience, NightFest, will return for one night only on Friday 2 October.

All the Floriade activities you know and love with a mix of virtual and in-person experiences will be springing the same spirit to the 2020 festival. From 12 September to 11 October enjoy Floriade Life featuring workshops, talks, and fitness classes to help keep your gardens green and minds inspired. Stock up on Australian designed products, gardening delights and spring-inspired eats at the virtual marketplace that showcases all your favourite Floriade traders and foodies.

The festival is an awesome opportunity for little ones to learn about sustainability and the environment, while the usual suspects such as gnomes hunts will be returning.

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