Now on its 25th year, the flower show is held in Commonwealth Park from September until mid October. Every year, around 400,000 visitors go to this spring festival to enjoy the relaxing view of the artistically arranged tulips, violas, daffodils, chrysanthemums, irises, English daisies and other blooms.
Floriade is from a latin word “floriat” which means to design with flower. This festival started in1988 as part of commemorating Canberra’s 75th birthday and Australia’s Bicentenary of European Settlement.
Floriade is also a fun festival for all ages because of non-stop entertainment, food and product stalls, demonstrations, kids’ shows and rides. At night, the place turns into “an illuminated wonderland” as lighting effects shower the garden beds and trees with pulsating colors.
Aside from Australia, Netherlands is another country with flower festival and the best way to see the blooms is by a River Cruise. Their Floriade is held every 10 years. This year, it will run from April to October in Venlo City.