We’re sorry to say that Floriade and NightFest will not proceed in Commonwealth Park in 2021 due to ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks both in the ACT and in surrounding NSW.
Canberrans will still be able to enjoy bursts of spring colour throughout the city and suburbs, with over 400 planter boxes and pots that were destined for Commonwealth Parke redistributed throughout the community as part of Floriade: Reimagined. The boxes and pots, containing over 60,000 blooms, will brighten the city and supplement the 300,000 bulbs and annuals already planted by schools, community groups and organisations as part of Floriade Community.
There will be bulbs in bloom in Commonwealth Park through spring, but the Government is discouraging large scale gatherings at this time. We will keep you posted if there are any opportunities to safely visit the park later in spring.
Floriade Community was introduced in 2020 as part of Floriade: Reimagined and saw more than 80 community groups plant bulbs and annuals to help create a tulip trail through Canberra’s suburbs.
Following the overwhelmingly positive community response, Floriade Community will return once again in 2021 with an additional 300,000 bulbs and annuals distributed to over 90 schools, community groups and organisations to plant in their local area for the community to enjoy.
You can expect to see bursts of spring colour across the city in a variety of locations, including town centres and local shopping centres, hospitals, testing and vaccination sites and national attractions. Take a look at our interactive map of Canberra to find out where all the Floriade: Reimagined planter boxes and pots are located.
The Floriade team is currently exploring options to host virtual tours of the beautiful flowers in Commonwealth Park for everyone to enjoy. Please keep an eye on the website for more information in the coming weeks.
The Floriade team will be capturing the beauty of the flowers in Commonwealth Park, both with still photography and drone footage this year. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and keep an eye on the website for all the details.
There will be bulbs in bloom in Commonwealth Park throughout spring, however the ACT Government is discouraging gatherings at this time. The Floriade team will follow the advice of the Chief Health Officer and will announce if photography courses can be delivered in a COVID-safe way while the flowers are in bloom. Keep an eye on the website for further details.
The Floriade team is encouraging all Canberrans to follow the advice of the Chief Health Officer throughout spring regarding leaving their area to drive around Canberra and view the flowers. We will keep you up to date on the latest advice via our website. For further updates on the COVID situation please visit the ACT Health website.
The Floriade team is currently exploring the possibility of holding a bulb dig when the flowers have finished blooming. This is dependant on lockdown restrictions, and we will follow the advice of the Chief Health Officer.