8 August 2018

Floriade returns to Commonwealth Park this year as Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. And while we’re sure you’ll enjoy your time spent and memories made, we also understand your pursuit of wanting a memento of your time spent tiptoeing through the tulips (and pansies, violas, irises, geraniums, chrysanthemums… you get the idea).

  1. The Flowerbeds
    Make no mistake, this riot of colour and life will have you snapping away. See pop culture icons of the past decades come to life in floral form. Make sure you revisit throughout the Floriade season (14 September – 13 October 2019) to see the blooms develop and grow throughout the month.
    Develop more floral photography skills with these tips from Carol Elvin
  2. Ferris Wheel
    This icon of Floriade is as synonymous to the event as the flowers themselves. Whether you’re capturing it in the background of your flower pics, or taking in aerial views high above, a Floriade Ferris Wheel snap never fails to deliver the likes.
  3. Gnome Knoll
    A mainstay of Floriade programming, the gnome knoll has been delighting families at Floriade for over a decade. The Rotary Club of Canberra East will hook you up with a terracotta gnome to craft into your own masterpiece – what could be more fitting for a #Floriade selfie than seeing your artwork in situ at Commonwealth Park?
  4. NightFest
    NightFest never fails to deliver on Instagrammable moments, and 2019 will be no different. Visit for one, two, three or all of the NightFest dates to explore every corner of the park and find the best #selfie spots. NightFest returns from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October 2019.
  5. Food, food and more food
    After roaming the garden beds, you’ll surely have worked up an appetite. But before you chow down on your delicacy of choice, stop to snap your treats in front of the floral fancies. From honey doughnuts to gelato scoops, you’ll be sure to inspire serious food envy when you share your snaps.
  6. Dogs’ Day Out
    Send out the final day of Floriade with your favourite four-legged friend (or just petting everyone else’s!). Dogs’ Day Out has become a stand out Floriade event for those wanting to capture content for their Instagram (or their dogs Instagram). Just ensure that their paws are typing #Floriade when you upload so we can see for ourselves.