8 Sep
12 Oct
Floriade Reimagined
Australia’s biggest celebration of spring looks slightly different this year.

During Floriade’s 33-year history the festival has transformed into Australia’s biggest celebration of spring with approximately half a million guests annually. 2020’s festival not only marks flowers blooming to life after their winter hibernation, but also celebrates the community spirit and resilience that Canberrans have displayed during recent challenging times. 

In 2020, Floriade has been reimagined with the annual spring celebration moving from its traditional home in Commonwealth Park to bloom across Canberra. One million bulbs and annuals 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 while public health restrictions are in place.

Floriade: Reimagined offers all the Floriade activities you know and love with a mix of virtual and in-person experiences. This year, at Canberra Centre we’re celebrating Floriade: Reimagined by hosting a number of experiences throughout the month. 

Floriade art installation
Canberra Centre is currently working with the local community to create an art installation like no other. Thousands of craft kits have been sent out to local schools for them to create tulips and bees that will feature as part of the exclusive 2.5-metre-high “Floriade” display.

Location: Glass Floor Display, near Zara.

Bloom sites
This year, Floriade will come alive at Canberra Centre with hundreds of tulips on display for customers to enjoy. This is the first time ever that the tulips have been featured at the centre so don’t miss this unique opportunity to view the bold and the beautiful.

Locations: City Walk, Ainslie Avenue, North Quarter
Dates: 12 September – 11 October 2020

Gnome Painting
A garden is never quite complete without its very own gnome! Canberra Centre is working with the Canberra Rotary Club to provide in-centre workshops for children to decorate their own gnome to take home. 

Book your spot here

*Bookings required. Limited spaces available.

Location: Level 1, near Greenhouse Café.
Dates: 12 September and 13 September

Floyd The Gnome
Floriade’s iconic pink gnome “Floyd” will make Canberra Centre his home for one week only. Positioned next to the glass floor art installation, he will be ready for selfies from the 12 September to the 18 September.

Location: Level 1, near Zara 
Dates: 12 September – 18 September 2020

Bee Trail
Follow the trail of honeycomb bees across Canberra Centre, for you chance to win prizes! Simply pick up a map from the Customer Service desk, located on Level 1, near H&M then follow the trail to locate the bees throughout the centre to get the code word. Once complete, add your details to the map and return it to the Customer Service Desk for your chance to WIN.

T&C's can be found here

Locations: Multiple
Dates: 12 September – 11 October 2020

Ever wondered how nice it would be to have fresh flowers delivered to your doorstep once a month? Canberra Centre will be giving away a 6-month flower subscription, so make sure you keep an eye on our socials for the details on how to WIN.

Floriade at Night 
Finally, Canberra Centre’s North Quarter will be lit up to bring Floriade to life at night! Featuring the Floriade colours, this display will shine over tulips each evening throughout Floriade. 

Location: North Quarter Dining Precinct, on Bunda Street.
Dates: 12 September – 11 October 2020

Plan your spring celebration at floriadeaustralia.com.

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