Right on cue Canberra turned on a cracker of a spring day for today’s opening of Floriade. Seemed half of Canberra (and the rest of Australia) was there today to check it out. Surprisingly there’s a quite a few flowers in bloom (unlike my garden), although a lot of the tulips and some of the other flower beds have yet to come out in force. That said, it’s still very worthwhile going now, and then going back in a week or two as more flowers come into bloom.
In addition to the flowers, flowers and more flowers, there’s lots more to check out. Highlights for us were the exhibition gardens with some good ideas for my own garden, jazz bands playing mellow tunes on Stage 88, and the CIT run kids marquee at Kids Corner.
Floriade 2009 runs from today, through to Sunday 11 October. This year they will again be running Nightfest (from 23 to 27 September), which is an evening with music, drinks, films, and comedy. Entry to Nightfest is ticketed event, and will probably sell out again this year, so get in quick!