Celebrate spring with music, tours, a plant fair and so much more
Floriade is growing! And we don’t just mean the flowers in Commonwealth Park. This year, we are excited to announce the introduction of our first satellite site at Lanyon Homestead.
As well as the magnificent floral displays, entertainment and activities at Floriade, there will be beautiful blooms to see and events to enjoy at Lanyon Homestead, one of Canberra’s most significant heritage places.
Spring Garden Display
Wednesday – Sunday 16 September to 15 October 10am-4pm Free (no bookings required)
Lanyon’s gardens are always spectacular in spring and this year there will be even more to see and enjoy with special plantings and gorgeous floral displays, all part of the Floriade offerings.
Weekend Garden Tours
Saturdays and Sundays only 16 September to 15 October 11-11.45am and 1-1.45pm Free (bookings required)
Take a free tour to learn more about the history and care of Lanyon’s historic ornamental and kitchen gardens.
Saturday 23 September 10.00am – 2.00pm Entry by donation
Hear from experts at our talks, workshops and demonstrations. Relax in the gardens and enjoy a bite to eat. Grab a bargain, that special garden tool or a supply of plants, seedlings and bulbs. Make a beautiful flower crown. Kids Zone.
Register your interest and book your tickets for our workshops and tours.
Saturday 7 October 4.30pm – 6.30pm Tickets: Adult $35, Under 35s & Concession $30, Family $75, Child $10
Bring your friends, family, a rug and a picnic for this Spring Wonderland concert overlooking the Murrumbidgee River. The CSO String Quartet with the beautiful voice of Rachel Thoms and Tuggeranong’s Singing with Toby Choir will delight and entertain you.
Tours of Lanyon Homestead will have an added delight during Floriade. Discover fascinating pieces from Canberra and region’s artists and craftspeople on your tour. Beautiful artworks from this inaugural art prize are located throughout the house.
Join us for four short plays by (almost) forgotten WW1 soldier settler farmer and playwright, Millicent Armstrong, presented in the beautiful surrounds of Lanyon Homestead. A very special theatre experience.