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FLORIADE 2010 - IMAGINATION
GARDEN BED DESIGNS
The Floriade garden bed designs have
been inspired by the imagination.
Make sure you see the amazing
vistas of Floriade from the giant ferris
wheel and the Garnier and Wallmaster
viewing platforms to fully appreciate the
designs within the garden beds.
The artist's pallet
Look through the eyes of an artist and imagine
yourself creating your own masterpiece with the
bright swirls of colour that make up this garden
bed. It features a three-dimensional paintbrush
elevated from within the colourful bulbs.
Move to the beat of the larger-than-life drums
that emerge from the bold colours and patterns
of the flowers. The zigzag lines represent the
vibrations created when playing the drums.
This garden bed is dedicated to the imaginative
power of music.
Imagine the music created by strumming the
strings of the giant guitar that extends above
the flowers. The rhythmic waves of colour
surrounding the guitar represent the sounds
radiating from this classic musical instrument.
See the three ballerinas among the vibrant
flowers embodying the dancers' tutus. This
garden bed symbolises the expression of our
imagination through the movement and styles
The digital medium has opened the gates to a
whole new world of creativity and imagination.
See the computer monitor, keyboard and mouse
depicted in the flowers that represent the tools
of the digital age.
Through the viewfinder
This garden bed is dedicated to the art
of photography and its ability to capture
personal interpretations of objects, events
and landscapes. The colourful design depicts
camera lenses and studio lights.
Once upon a time
This garden bed features a giant pencil
amongst a dense sea of white button flowers
representing paper. Ignite your imagination with
memories of fairytales that once swept you away
to make-believe worlds.
This garden bed represents sculpture and
architecture, two creative mediums that
capture the imagination with three-dimensional
forms. Marvel at the amazing sand sculpture
recreation of the Museum of Australian
Democracy at Old Parliament House set among
bold contrasting blocks of flowers. Be inspired
to visit one of Australia's most loved and
significant heritage buildings.
Peer through the magic keyhole and picture
the giant lollypop flowers growing from this
garden bed of sugary treats and lollies. Imagine
yourself among the red and white lollypop
trunks inspired by Loompaland at Willy Wonka's
Gaze across the blue and white hues of
this garden bed depicting the sky scattered
with magical clouds shaped like elephants
and unicorns. What do you see in the ever-
changing shapes of the clouds?
Over the rainbow
Meander along the yellow brick road and
follow the brilliant rainbow to its end, where
you might find a pot of gold. The vivid
streams of flowers represent the colours
of the rainbow that conjure up thoughts of
natural beauty, hope and imagination.
Bright flowers arranged in bold geometric
shapes form the patterns of a magic carpet,
nestled among soft white clouds. The flying
carpet symbolises the boundless power of
the human imagination and its ability to
transport us to another time and place.
Aladdin's magic lamp
Encounter the magic of Aladdin's golden
lamp emerging from the garden bed. See
the magical powers of the lamp come alive
as the bright yellow stars surround the lamp
and a stream of purple drifts across the bed,
indicating that the genie is being summoned.
See this amazing butterfly-shaped garden bed
filled with colourful flowers portraying the
beautiful patterns of butterfly wings. Imagine
the enchantment of the butterflies as they play
among the flowers.
Be spellbound by the trailing stars hovering
above the rolling velvet that represents the
drapes of a wizard's cloak and imagine spells
being cast with the wave of a wand.
Survey the curious translucent flowers as they
emerge from the techno-coloured landscape and
glisten in the sunlight. This garden bed design
encourages you to imagine what the unknown
landscapes of an alien world would be.
Five senses garden display
by Australian National Botanic Gardens
Featuring beautiful Australian native
plants, this display showcases the
visual and aromatic beauty of the
Australian landscape in spring. Which
sense appeals to you? Imagine a garden
without smell or colour -- what insects
and birds would be attracted to these
plants? September 11--October 10
Inspire your senses with the Australian National
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