Floriade Satellite Site – Lanyon Homestead

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
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.

Grow Your Garden Plant Fair

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.

Spring Wonderland Picnic Concert

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.

ACT Historic Places Art Prize Exhibition

Wednesday – Sunday
16 September – 15 October
10.00am – 4.00pm
Part of your Lanyon Homestead Tour

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.

Drought and Other Plays by Millicent Armstrong

Sunday 24 September
4.00pm – 7.00pm
Tickets: $50

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.