Tourists walk on pathways through a flowerbed design known as ‘The Australian Billabong’ at the Floriade flower festival in Canberra
Floriade springs up in Canberra. Floriade springs up in Canberra
From the middle of September to the middle of October, over 400,000 visitors travel to Canberra each year to witness the beauty of Floriade - the country’s biggest celebration of spring. Featuring a sea of blossoming flowers around Commonwealth Park, the flower festival showcases more than a million blooms each year – earning itself the title of the largest flower festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, Floriade 2019 will once again offer a diverse range of cultural celebrations, horticultural workshops and market traders. At night, the space also becomes alive, as crowds gather during sunset to watch the flowers become illuminated in a wonder of lights, alongside entertainment, musical performances and food stalls. The best part is that visitors can attend festivities for free, making it a perfect way to enjoy the new season.