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FLORIADE 2010 - IMAGINATION
4 Chief Minister's welcome
5 Floriade 2010
6 Floriade NightFest
10 Garden bed designs
12 Food around the park
12 Lindeman's Open Garden
14 Showcase garden competition
15 Garnier World
16 Kitchen Garden
18 Let us entertain you
20 Fun for kids
22 Floriade charity partners
24 ActewAGL Look 'n' Learn Marquee
26 Interflora Exhibition Marquee
28 Floriade map
30 Calendar of events
46 Explore your capital this spring
50 Floriade Village traders
52 Visitor information
54 Getting to Floriade
55 2010 Floriade ambassador
55 Proud suppliers
55 Friends of Floriade
The 2010 Floriade program encompasses many new events and activities and the best of
previous years. Visitors can pick up practical tips from gardening experts through various
presentations and be inspired by the imagination of landscape and floral designers with
showcase garden displays and other impressive exhibitions. Daily live entertainment, kids'
activities and the popular giant ferris wheel will again feature at this year's Floriade.
Floriade NightFest returns from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 September for five great nights
of live entertainment, music, films, food and wine, night markets, the Glow Bar and Butterfly
Lounge and a dedicated kids' area.
This year Floriade welcomes charity partners Transplant Australia and Breast Cancer Network
Australia who will host various onsite activities to help raise awareness of these important
As a proud Canberran I would like to welcome our interstate and international visitors to our
wonderful city and encourage the community to do the same. I hope that locals and visitors
enjoy the full 30 day Floriade program and attend this great event more than once. I would
like to thank everyone involved in bringing this successful event to life - from business to
individuals, including sponsors, traders, performers and, of course, this event could not run
without the Floriade volunteers.
The ACT Government is a proud supporter of Floriade and I hope you all thoroughly enjoy this
For tourist information, call
1300 727 655 or go
to visitcanberra.com.au for
more information and fantastic
Floriade is presented by the ACT Government
through Australian Capital Tourism.
The Floriade garden beds are designed by
The official Floriade program is created by
Australian Capital Tourism and
The Canberra Times.
DISCLAIMER: The information herein is correct at the
time of printing and no responsibility will be taken
or liability ascribed for changes or cancellations.
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without prior written permission from Australian
Floriade is a FREE event!
Open: Monday--Friday 9am--5pm
Weekends and public holidays
Conditions of entry apply.
Go to floriadeaustralia.com
WELCOME TO FLORIADE 2010
Jon Stanhope MLA
Floriade 2010 celebrates creativity, fantasy and endless
possibilities with the exciting theme Imagination: Where will
yours take you? Now in its 23rd year, the event has grown to
become Australia's premier spring festival, captivating visitors
and the local Canberra community alik e. Floriade's continued
strong performance shows that it is recognised locally, nationally
and internationally as a hallmark event, making a substantial
contribution to the ACT economy each year.
(27 Sept. and 4 Oct. are public holidays in 2010)
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