As the aromas waft from the garden beds and beyond, from 17th September to 16th October at Commonwealth Park. This year’s theme, 'A feast for the senses', will set the scene for spectacular entertainment, horticultural delights and a smorgasbord of activities for the whole family. Be intrigued by the inspired garden bed designs; captivated by the artistic entertainment; fascinated with the engaging exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops; enjoy fun kids’ activities and be enchanted by the beautiful ambience of Floriade NightFest.
Help one of Australia’s most revered jazz musicians, Vince Jones, kick off Floriade 2011 when he performs with his band at the ANU School of Music, at the official opening concert on Saturday 17th September.
Let this year’s horticulture program stimulate your senses with dozens of exciting demonstrations, activities, displays and events. Admire the endless possibilities of floral design and see the stunning display of creativity and colour when fashion and flowers come together.
Be inspired by the showcase gardens and the infinite possibilities for transforming your backyard. Discover the history of war time kitchens and gardens at the Australian War Memorial’s Victory Garden, featuring the plants and vegetables grown by wartime Australian families during the Second World War.
Families love time out and reconnecting with each other in Matilda's Farmyard, great kids’ programs, gnome painting and amazing creatures at the Riveting Reptile exhibitions. Bring the family along to be enchanted by the magic of Floriade NightFest.
This year’s Floriade NightFest will feature a spectacular new lighting installation. Storm of the Senses will take visitors on a journey through digital rain falling between the emotive sounds of a storm, with powerful thunder and gusts of wind. Visitors lucky enough to catch a break in the storm will see the whole installation spring to life in a series of vivid lighting displays accompanied by a dramatic musical soundtrack.
Make a date with Floriade NightFest 2011. There are plenty of things to see and do in the capital this spring. Stay tuned for the full program and details here soon.