Sunday, September 22, 2013

Trip to Floriade

On Saturday we paid a trip to Floriade - Canberra's annual flower festival which is always spectacular and draws huge crowds of people (both from Canberra and other places around Australia). It's a great day out and remarkably it remains free of admission charges.

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)

No comments: