Floriade Reimagined FAQs

After careful consideration, the ACT Government has decided not to proceed with Floriade and NightFest in Commonwealth Park this year out of concern for the healthy and safety of staff, visitors and volunteers. Floriade: Reimagined will ensure the beauty of Floriade continues in 2020 in an adapted format.

Floriade: Reimagined will see Floriade and NightFest adapted to a new format for 2020 to adhere to public health restrictions around mass gathering and physical distancing. The flowers that would have been in Commonwealth Park will now be distributed around Canberra. Other much loved aspects of the festival will be adapted to other formats. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about the festival as it continues to adapt to the changing landscape.

Floriade: Reimagined will run from 12 September to 11 October 2020. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about the festival as it continues to adapt to the changing landscape.

As part of Floriade: Reimagined the one million bulbs and annuals that would have been planted at Commonwealth Park will now be distributed around Canberra to ensure the city comes alive with beauty and colour in spring. A detailed map of locations is available.

Locations for the planting of bulbs around Canberra were chosen based on a range of criteria including access to water, accessibility, visual impact and distribution across the city. A detailed map of locations is available.

An application process was held for community organisations. Please see our Floriade Community page for more information.

After careful consideration, the ACT Government has decided not to proceed with Floriade and NightFest in Commonwealth Park this year out of concern for the healthy and safety of staff, visitors and volunteers. Plans are currently underway to adapt the format of NightFest as part of Floriade: Reimagined. Stay tuned for more announcements shortly. 

Floriade will be held from 11 September to 10 October 2021.