Floriade Community Draft

Welcome to the Floriade Community!

To extend the celebration of Floriade: Reimagined, local ACT community organisations and councils were provided the opportunity to apply for an allocation of bulbs and annuals.

Featured Florals

Marymead Children’s Centre, Narrabundah

West Row Park, Canberra City

4 National Circuit, Barton

Head along to one of these fantastic activations happening at a Floriade Community garden bed near you:

  • Floriade at Farrer – Evening Soiree
  • Kingston and Barton Residents Group – Name the Lizard Competition with Tim the Yowie Man

How often do I need to water my plants?

Probably more often than you think! It is important that your bulbs do not dry out completely or they will ‘abort’ and you won’t have any flowers to enjoy come spring.

Your plants will need to be watered 2-3 times a week depending on the weather conditions. If we get rain, happy days, you can have a day off. If it’s warm and windy, then think about some extra watering.

How do I keep birds, possums and snails from eating my plants?

Once Floriade’s beds have been planted, the horticulture team erect chicken wire fencing around each of the garden beds and attached bird netting across the top. This keeps birds and possums away while the young plants are getting established, and we remove it just before Commonwealth Park opens to visitors.

The link below has some great tips on how to build a snail trap – could be a great activity to do with your school or community group or to keep the kids occupied at home!


How do I get the most out of my annuals?

Happy annuals will start to flower in about 6 weeks. For an even stronger plant, we recommend pinching the first few flowerheads off. This way it can concentrate more energy on getting established and it will reward you with many more flowers!

I’m not used to flowering on mass! What is the best way to feed my plants?

Remember bulbs already have all their nutrients on board – if you’re planting bulbs on their own they will do well with just water. For large areas of annuals, we recommend buying a Hose-On pack of fertiliser to attach to the end of your hose. You can then keep the empty pack and refill it with a mix-your-own fertiliser concentrate – a much more economical method than buying it pre-mixed

What’s on in our Community

With thanks to the following businesses

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Yarralumla Nursery

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Thank you to the community groups who were selected and will be blooming with us this year!

To find your closest Floriade Community site on the Floriade Bloom Tulip Trail head to our Floriade Map.

  • Ainslie School
  • YWCA Currawong Early Childhood
  • Belconnen Basketball Stadium
  • Emu Creek Park Planting Group
  • YMCA Day Care Centre
  • Merici College
  • University of Canberra
  • Australian National University
  • Calwell Shops
  • Campbell Primary School
  • Chifley Shops
  • Good Shepherd Community Church
  • Curtin Shops Precinct
  • Urban Education
  • Blue Gum Preschool
  • Malabar Gardens
  • Downer Community Square and Shops
  • Farrer Shops
  • Early Childhood Centre
  • Forrest Tennis Club
  • St Christopher’s Cathedral
  • Canberra City Farm
  • Woden Valley Child Care Centre
  • Googong Community Garden
  • Holy Family Church
  • Winyu Early Childhood Service YWCA
  • YMCA Day Care Centre
  • Blue Gum Community Playgroup
  • Blue Gum Community School
  • Gilruth Park
  • Hackett Shops
  • Victoria Street
  • YMCA Day Care Centre
  • Pegasus Riding for the Disabled
  • YMCA Day Care Centre
  • Hughes Preschool
  • Alexander Maconochie Centre
  • YMCA Day Care Centre
  • Kaleen Primary School
  • Diversity ACT Community Services
  • Kambah Community Garden
  • St Thomas The Apostle’s Primary School
  • Canberra Baptist Church
  • Green Square
  • Lyons Early Childhood School
  • Lyons Shops
  • Mount Rogers Primary School
  • Sunroom for Seniors
  • Marymead
  • Federation Square Gold Creek
  • Nicholls Early Childhood Centre
  • Mosaic Baptist Church
  • Pearce Shops
  • Latin American Cultural Centre
  • Reid Early Childhood Centre
  • Scullin Shops and Street Libraries
  • Possums Playschool
  • Marymead’s ‘MULCH’
  • Swinger Hill Shops
  • Margaret Hendry School
  • Torrens Shops
  • Tuggeranong Arts Centre
  • Tuggeranong Uniting Church
  • German Scout Hall
  • Majura Primary School
  • Youth with a Mission Community Garden
  • Fetherston Gardens
  • Perinatal Wellbeing Centre
  • Streeton Drive
  • Weston Creek Orchard
  • Yarralumla Shops
  • Yarralumla Uniting Church
  • YMCA Sailing Club

The Floriade Community Information Pack provides detailed information about Floriade Community.

For further information about Floriade Community please email: floriadecommunity@act.gov.au

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