Experience the wonder of the World in Bloom at Australia’s biggest celebration of spring.
Featuring more than one million blooms, this floral festival includes a program of hands on workshops from photography classes and nature walks to gourmet cupcake decorating and macramé plant hanger making, music, entertainment and a huge range of Canberra’s best food and beverage producers ready to satisfy your taste buds.
Floriade entry points
Floriade’s main gate is located on Regatta Place, off Commonwealth Avenue. Alternate entries are available at Nerang Pool (an easy walk from the Reid CIT car parks), from the pedestrian bridge over Parkes Way and via the lakefront path at Regatta Point.
How to register
Entrance to Floriade day events are free, please check the schedule here for program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment, recreational activities which will be run through until October.
Floriade 2020 is coming – Re-imagined.
With the current restrictions in place to help contain the spread of COVID-19, many organisations have had to find innovative ways to operate – and Floriade is no different.
The team are busy developing initiatives for a re-imagined Floriade experience in 2020, ensuring the event’s most popular elements are brought to life in safe and creative ways.
“We understand that Spring is not Spring in Canberra without Floriade”, said Events ACT’s Executive Branch Manager, Ross Triffitt.
Unfortunately, due to the current advice on physical distancing, the event will not proceed in its familiar format in Commonwealth Park.
Plans for Floriade Re-imagined will be announced in the coming weeks.
Dates and times:
From 12 September 2020 to 11 October 2020
11 October: 09:30 to 17:30 10 October: 09:30 to 17:30 9 October: 09:30 to 17:30 8 October: 09:30 to 17:30 7 October: 09:30 to 17:30 6 October: 09:30 to 17:30 5 October: 09:30 to 17:30
Public parking for people with limited mobility is available adjacent to the Regatta Point entrance (access off Commonwealth Ave). Parking is limited and vehicles must display an authorized disability permit. Floriade is accessible to wheelchairs, electric scooters and strollers. Floriade has minimal stairs. Display marquees and markets in Floriade are all at ground level. Most marquees are fixed with accessible ramps.
Accessible toilet facilities are also available across the event site. Paths are wide enough to accommodate pedestrians, wheelchairs, electric scooters and strollers. Be aware there are some loose gravel pathways and there may be water on pathways after rain.Mobility Information:
A limited number of wheelchairs, walking frames, electric scooters, and strollers are available for hire. For mobility hire and booking enquiries, please email email@example.com or send a text message to 0403 242 584.
Floriade is located in Commonwealth Park, just minutes from the city centre and is easily accessible with plenty of transport options.
Consider leaving the car at home, or somewhere close by and completing your journey to Commonwealth Park with Transport Canberra. Plan your journey today by visiting transport.act.gov.au
Bus stops are located on either side of Commonwealth Avenue, opposite Regatta Point. It’s only a short walk from the bus stop to the entrance of Floriade. Transport Canberra provides regular services on weekdays and weekends. Plan your trip using this journey planner.
The Light Rail connects the north side of Canberra to the city. Once you arrive at the city interchange (Alinga Street stop), you have a couple of option to get to Commonwealth Park; you can stretch your legs with a walk (it’s about 20 minutes, 1.5km), or you can jump on a bus and hop off on Commonwealth Avenue (route numbers 2, 4, 6, 7, 57 and 58 all stop at Floriade from the city). Plan your trip using this journey planner.
Floriade is located in one of the most picturesque parts of the city, right next to Lake Burley Griffin. Consider taking in the beautiful spring weather, parking a little bit further away and walking or riding to Floriade.
Bike racks are available at both the Floriade main entry at Regatta Point and the Parkes Way gate, just remember to bring your lock!
Canberra Centre Shuttle Bus
Maximise your time at Floriade and park with ease at the Canberra Centre before hopping on the Floriade shuttle. This free shuttle stops in six convenient locations and drops you right at the Floriade main gate. Services operate daily from 10am to 6pm. Click here for more information.
By car – parking information
Parking at Acton Park across from Commonwealth Park is extremely limited.
We highly recommend, if possible, that you park a little further away as Floriade is an easy walk from parking options in the Parliamentary Zone, London Circuit, the Canberra Centre, CIT Reid or the National Convention Centre. Pick-up and set-down at the Regatta Point Entry Gate is permitted for less mobile passengers.
Disabled parking spaces are available at Regatta Point, please follow the signs when you arrive.
Parking for caravans, motorhomes, campervans and buses is available on the west side of Commonwealth Avenue – opposite to Floriade. During the event, this area is managed by parking security.
Parking is available at a number of public car parks within close proximity to Floriade, including;
- Public car parks off Constitution Avenue
- Public car parks off London Circuit
- Public car parks off Coranderrk, Ballumbir and Cooyong Streets
- Limited car parks at Acton Park off Commonwealth Avenue
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