During the month long festival Commonwealth Park turns into a mass of flower beds - typically depicting a 'theme' which this year was entitled, 'Beautiful Innovation'. Being Canberra's 100th anniversary many of the beds were given over to a Canberra theme, with the Portrait Gallery, the Mint and National Museums depicted in tulips, daisies and hyacinths.
Audrey and Eli love the place - not least as there's a well equipped fair ground (with ferris wheel and rides) and free craft activities. We also caught a talk by Costa Georgiadis (an ABC gardening celebrity) who talked about (amongst many other things) buying (or growing) local produce.
There's also a petting paddock (Eli stroked a rabbit and duck) and a stage featuring musicians and entertainers.
Here's some pictures of our lovely sunny day.
|Eli and Audrey enjoying the blooms|
|one of the many beds|
|enjoying a picnic|
|family pose by the poppies|
|Costa (who described himself as 'half man, half hedge)|