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Australia’s biggest Spring festival is blooming in the nation’s capital.

‘Floriade’ will showcase more than one million flowers in bloom until October 16, in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park.

This year’s festival is expected to attract in excess of 400,000 Australian and international visitors.

Free of charge, they can wander among brightly coloured garden beds that stretch across the Floriade site and follow the twisting shoreline of Lake Burley Griffin.


Floriade started in 1988 and has grown steadily to become Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring.

Embraced by the community, the festival has become a month-long event filled with music, cultural celebrations, horticultural workshops, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities.


About Ian Roberts (255 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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