A taste of Floriade will appear at five town centres across Canberra – expanding the famous flower festival beyond the gates of Commonwealth Park.
Floriade in the Suburbs will be popping up in Gungahlin, Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Molonglo and Woden, creating a community focal point to bring Floriade’s vibrancy to the town centres on the selected weekends.
A handcrafted giant gnome was commissioned by a local company Graffik Paint, to attend each of the pop up events as well as dropping in on Floriade on his days off from touring town centres.
ACT Minister for Arts and Cultural Events Gordon Ramsay said the expansion of Floriade beyond the gates of Commonwealth Park will build on the liveliness and colour Floriade brings in Canberra during spring.
Floriade returns to Commonwealth Park from Saturday 14 September until Sunday 13 October with popular events NightFest (3-6 October) and Dogs’ Day Out (13 October) both coming back.
For further information on when and where the pop up events will occur visit: Floriade in the Suburbs