Floriade – in full bloom!

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Image: Floriade 

Despite chilly North-Westerly winds and reluctantly blooming blossoms, Spring has officially sprung the Capital, signalled by Floriade getting under way on Saturday 16 September.

Warning: this is not an event for the faint hearted! This year visitors to the annual event will be treated to a kaleidoscope of colour, thanks to the 1 million bulbs adorning the flower beds of Commonwealth Park, array of activities, unique dining options and entertainment, including the popular NightFest.

In The City Canberra (ITCC) CEO and Floriade advocate Jane Easthope said “The annual event is a must see attraction for those visiting the Capital, but equally so for locals looking for a fun-in-the-sun family, singles or loved-up couples day out.”

“This year organisers have really outdone themselves, organising a stellar line-up of events and attractions to ensure Floriade’s 30th birthday is a memorable one”, Jane said. “My personal favourites are the sculptures and doggie day in the park!”

Jane said “Keeping your hound happy will be easy at the inaugural 14 October ‘Dogs’ Day out’ event, thanks to the free photo booth, pet-friendly treats from the Pooch Café, and prizes for the best dressed pup.”

“Canberra has a real pet-friendly culture, so it’s fabulous to see annual, iconic events such as Floriade embracing this and incorporating it into the experience. We at ITCC look forward to building on this at our upcoming Taste of Braddon event on 11-12 November, where we’ll feature poodle, pug and dachshund races.”

As in previous years, ITCC has again thrown its support behind the annual event, putting on a FREE shuttle bus service from Canberra city locations to Floriade at Commonwealth Park.

For more information and the full line-up of events, head to http://www.floriadeaustralia.com/.