Floriade 2007 officially opened today in Commonwealth Park. Apparently it is now the biggest flower show in the southern hemisphere. I took the little Kramers out for walk through Floriade this morning, and it looked like most of Canberra had also turned up for a look.
Sure the flowers were good, even though there were a few patches yet to bloom, but I kinda feel like if you’ve seen one flower you’ve seen them all (apologies to my dad who is a very very keen gardener). So I really go to Floriade to see what else is going on there. The highlight for my kids was the 3 guys dressed as kangaroos complete with pogo stilts – even I thought they were cool and would have liked a go on the pogo stilts. There was the obligatory (for the last few years) xeriscape garden, which seemed to be getting more attention than previous years. My personal favourite were the sand sculpters who were recreating some of Canberra’s icons – a pair was sculpting the Old Parliament House, and another had almost finished the War Memorial. Very Impressive (apologies for the dodgy phone camera photo).
Anyway there’s still a month of Floriade left, with lots more events and entry is free, so even if you’re not a die hard flower aficionado get along and have a look. More details on the Floriade website.