Hundreds of sightseers pour through the gates at Canberra's Commonwealth Park for Floriade when the festival opens. Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. This iconic Canberra event, showcases one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park
Every year they plant more than a million spring flowering bulbs. This year they have beautiful weather for the opening weekend, much to the delight of the event's manager, Matthew Elkins.
"With the event, we can also provide a bit of business to people outside of Floriade with people busy and coming down to visit ACT," he said.
Floriade is on, Saturday 16 September until Sunday 15 October 2017
While Canberra residents and interstate visitors are enjoying Floriade, I am delighting in the abundance of spring flowering bulbs in my own garden in Northern Victoria. I'm also able to grow most of my produce.
I make a trip into the Dandenong Ranges at this time to enjoy the mass displays at the bulb farms and give that my garden is established, I need to resist the temptation to purchase more of these beautiful plants.