Nicholls Floriade

Ryan Mitchell 4, and Eric Parker 5, helped with planting the flower garden at Nicholls Early Childhood Centre.

09 September 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. Featuring floral plantings by the Floriade: Reimagined horticulture team and more than 90 Canberra community groups, this year’s festival allows the community to enjoy spring blooms every day.

Experience a touch of Floriade: Reimagined at more than 130 locations with the tulip trail – there are lots of great locations in the Gungahlin region.

Gungahlin residents, your neighbourhood has been made extra colourful thanks to the many hands of little children, who loved getting dirty as they planted annuals and bulbs.

At the Nicholls Early Childhood Centre at Kelleway Avenue, children and their families came together to create a welcoming colourful display of flowers.

The Floriade: Reimagined community garden is planted at the entrance of the childhood centre to brighten the day of children, families and the community.

Nicholls Early Childhood Centre Assistant Director and Educational Leader Vanessa Woodward said that, after a cold winter, Floriade: Reimagined brought a bit of joy with the warm weather.

“Everyone’s mood lifts, and Floriade brings that all together,” she said.

Just down the road you’ll find family-friendly Gold Creek, where you can treat yourself to a spot of shopping or a tasty lunch. Federation Square is home to some of Floriade: Reimagined blooms.

This spring Cockington Green Gardens not only has adorable miniature buildings and beautifully landscaped gardens, but also features a tulip display. Spring is also in the air at Gungahlin Town Park, at Gungahlin Place East, with pop-up display of blooms.

For more information on the tulip trail or to find more Gungahlin plantings, visit


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