Dedicated community group members tend to a Floriade Community display in Belconnen.
25 September 2023
There are over one million blooms in Commonwealth Park for visitors to enjoy at Floriade 2023.
But did you know the floral displays extend beyond Commonwealth Park through Floriade Community?
Introduced in 2020, Floriade Community sees community groups planting bulbs and annuals to help create a Tulip Trail through Canberra’s suburbs.
This year, 94 community groups received a share of 300,000 bulbs and annuals to plant out for the Tulip Trail, brightening suburbs and town centres throughout the territory.
The trail winds its way past displays at schools, charities, churches, community centres, aged-care homes and more.
The Perinatal Wellbeing Centre in Weston is a Floriade Community location.
Chief Executive Officer Dr Yvonne Luxford said planting the flowers was as enjoyable as the results.
“We have loved being a Floriade Community location each year since it started as it helps create a bright and welcoming environment for our clients and staff and puts a smile on everyone who walks past the flowers,” Yvonne said.
“This year we invited our clients and their toddlers to help plant the flowers. Everyone had a lot of fun and felt a sense of achievement, plus wonderful new friendships were forged.
“Wherever you see Floriade in the community it fosters a sense of inclusion and joy.”
Lanyon Homestead satellite site
This year also marks the arrival of Floriade’s first satellite site at Lanyon Homestead.
While Lanyon’s gardens are always spectacular in spring, this year there is even more to see and enjoy.
There are special plantings and beautiful floral displays to view on Wednesdays to Sundays until 15 October.
There are also plenty of events to experience – from weekend garden tours to a picnic concert, plays and an art exhibition.
The floral display outside the Perinatal Wellbeing Centre in Weston
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