Billed as Australia's biggest celebration of spring, Floriade is Canberra's annual flower festival. It's "30 days of blooms, food, and entertainment." The name comes from the Latin floriat, which means to design with flowers. The festival began in 1988 to mark Canberra's 75th anniversary and Australia's bicentenary.
Held in Commonwealth Park at Regatta Point, Floriade features more than one million blooming bulbs and annuals, music, entertainment, workshops, and activities for children. This year also focused on the Canberra region's food, wine, beer, and spirits.
What a wonderful way to greet new and old friends, along with ushering in spring Down Under.