Synergy Group is excited to partner with Floriade until 2024. Everyday Synergy Group works with Commonwealth entities to make the Canberra community and Australia a better place. We champion Canberra as a city at the centre of Australia’s creativity, culture, and innovation. We are proud to be Canberrans and to be connected to the community.
Founded in 1999 Synergy Group is a leading Canberra based Commonwealth consulting firm working with Commonwealth agencies to anticipate and respond to the big challenges our country is facing.
Synergy Group have nominated Roundabout Canberra and Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) as their two charity partners for 2023.
Roundabout Canberra provides safe, high quality essential baby and children’s items to families in need through a network of community and not-for-profit organisations.
The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) is a health promotion charity that uses running to celebrate Indigenous resilience and achievement, and create inspirational Indigenous leaders.
Activations on Site
As part of our commitment to Floriade, our Synergy Kombi Van will be a permanent fixture in Commonwealth Park for the duration of the event. On weekends, we will be selling coffee from the van with all proceeds raised being donated to our two charities. The coffee will be brewed from 10.00am to 1.00pm every weekend. When you visit Floriade, make sure to stop by the van and snap a photo with our six gnomes who will be the Synergy presence onsite for the whole of Floriade.
This year, Synergy is selling Bulb Dig bags. These bags will be your ticket to ‘The Great Big Bulb Dig’ on Monday 16 October where you will have the opportunity to dig up the beautiful bulbs of Floriade 2023, take them home with you, and make them a permanent fixture in your garden. The bags will be sold for $15 each from the beginning of Floriade until the 7500 bags have been sold out. The bags can be purchased onsite at the Floriade Shop and from The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre. On weekends Synergy will also be selling the bags from the kombi. All proceeds from the sale of the bags will be donated to Roundabout Canberra and The Indigenous Marathon Foundation. Please note that visitors will not be able to participate in the The Great Big Bulb Dig without this bag.
Canberra Centre is the ultimate fashion, lifestyle and dining destination in the ACT. Providing a mix of premier shopping and first class entertainment, it has gained recognition as the definitive destination for locals and visitors who enjoy the outstanding choice of quality retailers.
Streets ice cream was originally made in the back shed by Edwin (Ted) Street. He would then sell these to neighbours along with sweets, cakes and lemonade. Popularity grew and he soon used a cart, then a one horse-power motorbike to sell Streets ice cream. It continued to grow and today Streets ice cream is sold throughout Australia and New Zealand with well-known brands such as Magnum, Paddle Pop, Cornetto, Gaytime, Calippo and Blue Ribbon. We are proud members of RedCycle – , a recovery program for soft plastics. This means all our Streets soft plastic ice cream wrappers can be recycled at RedCycle drop off points. There are now more than 1,800 RedCycle drop off points in Coles and Woolworths stores around Australia. Research commissioned by Unilever and carried out by the UK Institute of Psychiatry has discovered that ice cream actually ‘lights up’ the brain’s pleasure zones. It appears from clinical trials that just one spoonful of ice cream brings a smile to the happy areas of the brain.
Indulge in the extraordinary world of craft distilling with Underground Spirits! Our relentless pursuit of excellence led us to create a game-cIndulge in the extraordinary world of craft distilling with Underground Spirits! Our relentless pursuit of excellence led us to create a game-changing sub-micron cryofiltration process, unmatched by any other. Say goodbye to impurities and hello to an unparalleled smoothness that will tantalise your taste buds with each sip. Our passion for spirits drives us to use the finest local and regional ingredients, ensuring every drop is a masterpiece of flavour and quality. But that’s not all – we thrive on collaboration, with like-minded partners in the Canberra region and beyond to bring you an experience like no other. If you crave the ultimate gin and vodka adventure, look no further. Unlock the spirit of Underground Spirits and immerse yourself in the world of our extraordinary craft distillery.
At BentSpoke Brewing, we’re not just about beer – we’re about bending the rules and breaking new ground. Nothing worthwhile comes easily and our passion fuels an audacious journey, where innovation and quality converge to create exceptional brews. We thrive on pushing boundaries, and taking the more adventurous route to craft beers that tantalise. Join us in embracing the adventure, because at BentSpoke, we’re all about bending flavours and expectations, knowing all too well that it’ll bend a few spokes along the way.
Agostinis Italian restaurant welcomes guests in the Italian tradition of friends, family, laughter and great food. Occasioni by Agostinis is our catering extension of Agostinis bringing authentic Italian cuisine to the Canberra community. This year we are delighted to be operating the café and a coffee shop marquee at Floriade. Our famous calamari & gnocchi alongside a spritz or glass of vino will be the perfect way to enjoy the floral wonderland of Springtime in Canberra!
Canberra Wine District is home to 140 vineyards with more than 40 wineries within 35 minutes of Canberra. Many of the wineries are small and intimate providing an original interactive visitor experience. The range in our district’s temperature, vineyard elevations, soil types and the careful influence of the winemakers’ skill and individual character help to shape the refined, unique qualities of our wine.
With more than 20 years’ industry experience, Wholesale Sleeper Company are one of the biggest facilities in Canberra, delivering the best products on time and within budget. Canberra-based Wholesale Sleeper Company offers an extensive range of hardscape and gardening supplies under one roof. Save time and money on your landscaping supplies by buying your landscaping materials from Wholesale Sleeper Company. We source only the best mulch for your garden, ensuring you have a wide range to choose from, to suit a variety of gardens. From Euci and forest mulch to Cypress pine and Cypress mulch, we have what you need to bring your garden back to vibrant life. Proudly sponsoring Floriade and the CIT Garden.
Innovation Is In Our Blood. Innovative by name, innovative by nature, Innovative Metalworx specialise in Canberra laser cutting and Corten steel garden edging. Innovative Metalworx can create custom, bespoke laser cut steel designs that reflect your taste and personality. Choose from the huge range of products or work with them to bring your own ideas to reality. No job is too small; Innovative Metalworx enjoy the unique challenges that larger jobs or creative ideas can bring. Innovative Metalworx are proud to be a partner of Floriade 2022.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the display pieces at Commonwealth Park contact Innovative Metalworx or visit the website.
Mercure Canberra – A part of Canberra’s history. Opening in 1927 as the Hotel Ainslie, the Mercure Canberra is steeped in history. Listed on the Register of the National Estate, the hotel plays a significant role in the development of the city itself as well as Canberra’s community identity. Originally built to provide accommodation for public servants relocating to Canberra, it is one of eight remaining government-built hotels or hostels from Canberra’s first stage of development. While maintaining many original features, the hotel embraces the need for 21st century comforts, ensuring a welcoming feel and enjoyable stay. For lovers of gardens, the hotel features a beautiful internal courtyard garden, with our Executive Rooms balcony’s facing out to this peaceful space. The perfect room for your Floriade experience. Mercure Canberra is centrally located in Braddon, only 600m from the Australian War Memorial and a 10-minute drive to most of Canberra’s National and with ample onsite above ground parking, the Mercure Canberra is the perfect base to not only experience the history of the property but to be surrounded by the best of what Canberra has to offer. The Mercure Canberra is thrilled to be an official Floriade Accommodation Partner and we look forward to welcoming guests to Australia’s Biggest Celebration of Spring.
The all-new Mantra MacArthur Hotel is centrally located and offers the ideal base for your stay in our nation’s capital during Floriade.
The Hotel offers stylish and contemporary rooms to suit all travellers – from affordable Studio Rooms to 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites for groups and families wanting to explore the region for a little longer.
There are a wide range of features and services available to ensure you have a hassle-free holiday with 24 hour reception, gym for the health conscious, wifi and parking.
A shining example of Canberra’s inner city rejuvenation, the new Mantra MacArthur Hotel is ideally located only 12 minutes by car from Commonwealth Park – the home of Floriade, in the leafy inner suburb of Turner. Wide roads and nature strips add to the area’s arboreal appeal, particularly in spring. Neighbouring suburb O’Conner’s shopping area is close and the Australian National University, Australian War Memorial and the Braddon dining precinct are also within walking distance.
If you prefer a hike to a walk, head up to the nearby Mt Ainslie Lookout, with its commanding views over the planned capital and plentiful wildlife. Or for a more sedate escape from the city, you can also stroll to and through Canberra’s magnificent Botanic Gardens, with the most complete collection of Australian fauna in the country, including the Red Centre Garden and even its own patch of rainforest!
Friends of Floriade
Floriade Community Partners
At The Property Collective, their mission is simple: we help people thrive through property. We believe there’s power in community, strength in the collective and that it’s time for a new way of doing real estate. Working with The Property Collective means unlocking the clout of a community of property practitioners; from agents and property managers to conveyancers, brokers, maintenance services and everything in between. It means you can expect a seamless, end-to-end experience whether you’re renting, buying, selling or delivering projects to the market. You’re one of the team, and you’ll feel like it throughout the journey.