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Floriade 2005

By Jazz - 19 September 2005 8

I must admit, I haven’t been to Floriade in a number of years.

I drive past it every year and think to myself “I must go in and get myself more of that curry powder….and ummm…. and check out some of the flowers”.

This year I find myself more inclined to go. I only have to look out my kitchen window at the very sparse patch of grass, and sickly looking trees at my new house to be reminded that floriade could provide me with a wealth of inspiration, doubly so now that i caught a program on FOX last night celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show.

What do you think of our own Flower Festival? Is it still up to scratch? What am i missing?

What’s Your opinion?


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8 Responses to
Floriade 2005
seepi 5:31 pm 20 Sep 05

I like it. It is well attended by a cross section of the community and by tourists.

bonfire 4:55 pm 20 Sep 05

fuck floriade right off and cut 20 bucks from everyones rates.

what a waste of money.

i’d be happier if they fenced it off, charged admission and made it pay its own way.

havent the act govt got potholes to fix ? cracked footpaths to mend? id rather they attended to that than stick daffodil bulbs in the ground for the amusement of senile septugenarians who wont remember it in 5 minutes anyway.

ssanta 3:53 pm 20 Sep 05

The only thing I find missing when I go to floriade is the fact that I havent embraced death and cardigans

blossy 6:24 am 20 Sep 05

I for one like it. It looks pretty, if you go on a warm day you feel like you’ve emerged from winter, and its nice to sit overlooking it all and sipping champagne.

johnboy 7:11 pm 19 Sep 05

Yes how could we forget the rock and roll gnomes.

When exactly did the screaming fire of Rock get quenched by the cheap kitsch of the boring boomer bastards?

Indi 5:24 pm 19 Sep 05

Don’t forget the Gnome competition put on by ACTEW AGL

Ari 4:52 pm 19 Sep 05

I went at the weekend and was reminded, yet again, that Floriade is always pretty much the same – acres of massed tulips etc with some random theme supposedly discernable in the plantings.

Despite the supposedly varied themes, in reality it looks very similar every year.

What does change are the ancillary events/competitions such as scarecrows, birdhouses etc.

I’m not being critical – after all there’s a limit to how much fresh drama you can create from a thousand boxes of bulbs – but people should regard it more as a familiar, seasonal part of Canberra life, rather than something that’s going to spring any surprises.

Geoffco 1:09 pm 19 Sep 05

I went yesterday (photos coming soon, maybe)… it’s nice to walk around but give it another couple of days for more flowers to come out.
I’ll be going again next week to get more photos, with more flowers in them.

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