Floriade: Reimagined

Regrettably, the traditional springtime events of Floriade and Nightfest were not able to proceed in 2021 due to ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks both in the Territory and in surrounding NSW.

However, the planter boxes and pots that were to feature in Commonwealth Park were relocated throughout Canberra, bringing bursts of spring colour across the city and suburbs in a variety of locations, including town centres and local shopping centres, hospitals, and testing and vaccination sites.

The Floriade: Reimagined planter boxes, pots and wheelbarrows remained in place until 24 October 2021 and were then returned to the nursery and prepared for next year’s plantings.

These boxes complemented the 300,000 bulbs and annuals which were planted by local schools, community groups and organisations earlier in the year as part of Floriade Community.