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Floriade Disappointing

By mickey1969 24 September 2014 23

My first ever visit to Floriade last weekend. It took me longer to find a parking spot than to see all that Floriade had to offer. Seriously, is this Canberra’s main event?

Others have told me that each year, the flower displays dwindle  and the over-priced food stalls grow.

Over-hyped and over-rated.


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zllauh 12:39 am 17 Sep 15

parking issue still remains.
but for the people coming from other cities, it is an amazing experience

dungfungus 9:39 am 26 Sep 14

Captain RAAF said :

Long time resident of Canberra (does 13 years count?), ok, maybe medium term resident is more accurate, anyway, been to Floriade twice. First time would have been around 2005, found it interesting and enjoyed it. Second time was around 2010, more because we were bored and Floriade was on so, lets go! Found it pretty much exactly the same thing as 05 and was boring and we were outta there in an hour.

See absofknlutely no reason to go back…ever.

Well, man made climate change will ensure that (according to the fear mongers at the UN).

wildturkeycanoe 5:44 am 26 Sep 14

carnardly said :

what do they do with all the bulbs afterwards these days? mulch them all? I remember years ago you could go in a week or so after the official closing date and buy miscellaneous bags of bulbs for cheap as chips to take home.

You never knew what they were (unless you could tell from the bulb alone) so it was like a kinder surprise next spring when you got new pop ups. I’d LOVE for them to do that again….

There is the answer to why the displays look the same every year, they ARE the same flowers.

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