Floriade Spreads Out Into Community Once Again In ’24

Floriade Community will again be spreading colourful blooms across Canberra’s suburbs and town centres when Floriade, Australia’s Biggest Celebration of Spring, returns for 2024.

Eligible community groups and organisations are invited to apply now to participate in Floriade Community and bring their corner of the city to life with bursts of colour this spring.

The Floriade Community program will provide bulbs and annuals to successful applicants to plant and maintain in their local area.​

Locations must be visible to a large number of Canberrans who can enjoy the blooms in their day-to-day life​ and cover an area of at least 10 sqm in total​. This can include garden beds, pots or wheelbarrows at local shops, churches or community centres.​

In 2023, Floriade Community distributed 300,000 bulbs and annuals to 94 community groups throughout Canberra, to supplement the one million blooms on display at Floriade in Commonwealth Park.

Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, noted that Floriade Community has continued to be well received by the community, spreading colour and joy throughout the city during spring over the past couple of years.

He said, “The event encourages participation from our community groups and spreads the joy of Floriade to Canberra’s suburbs.”

“Floriade Community provides the opportunity for local communities to come together to care for the gardens, and to enjoy the beauty of spring in Canberra.”

Last year Floriade and NightFest attracted a total attendance of 433,271 with the festival generating a total economic impact of $51.1 million.

Applications for Floriade Community must be submitted by 24 April 2024.

Go to www.floriadeaustralia.com

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