Floriade, Canberra

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An annual festival of flowers, Floriade features tulips as the main attraction. Numerous displays showcase other colorful flowers from around the world. Sculptures, garden stalls, makeshift restaurants, and live music by local performers make this event a popular stop for locals and tourists. Offering a chance for family photos, the festival also hosts a competition where children and their parents paint gnomes or make scarecrows, with the best entry winning a prize. Adults enjoy an event called NightFest, an after-dark extravaganza that includes live music, comedy and acrobatics performances, shopping, cocktails, and movie screenings. By using our Canberra trip builder site , you can arrange your visit to Floriade and other attractions in Canberra.
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  • Always worth a visit, to see the flowers, perhaps pickup a gift for someone else or yourself, or just to enjoy the walk and maybe have a cuppa and lunch. The cooking demonstrations were well done and ...  more »
  • If you are in Canberra in September or October each year, dropping into Floriade for an hour or two makes good sense. It has wonderful displays of bulbs, particularly tulips, plus other spring flowers...  more »
  • Not as big as I expected but still a lot to see and do in a day. Lots of lovely tulips, loved the gnome painting (well my daughter did). Ferris wheel was a great idea as you could see the layouts of t...  more »
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  • It was alright. Better in previous years, as I remember. I think tulips at Bowral were better.
  • I like floriade. However, I think I came to early to see tulips. Hopefully I will see them next week. I met the staff and asked me about my opinion as floriade doesnt have as many visitors as before. Maybe, it has to have more flowers and attractions. May be this could be the idea. In Nabana no Sato Japan they have sakura and plum blossom. We walked under the cherry blossom, all visitors kept taking pictures here and there. There are light and music attraction just before sunset. Later on we walk under illumination tunnel and watch 'storry' in lights. Wow! That's fantastic for young people there. My son loved it to! The place is small. We paid high price to get into it but the queue was long. And many of visitors come from all over the world to see the illumination. Floriade is huge and free. I hope next year floriade will have more visitors.
  • This was the first day of the first week so the flowers not fully bloom yet. I believe it will look better in the second week
  • I go every year and it's honestly just not what it was when I went as a child. It would be awesome if they tried to go beyond past years. There's a lot to do for kids, I'm sure it meets the expectations of adults, but I think young adults and teens could be a fruitful untapped market. Maybe a nightfest targeted at young adults?
  • no were to park very ashamed but good quality

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