Floriade returns to Commonwealth Park 

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CHIEF Minister Andrew Barr promises the return of Floriade this September at Commonwealth Park after the event was cancelled due to covid in 2020. 

Set to run from September 11 until October 10, the event will feature more than 1,000,000 bulbs and annuals.

However, the size and scale of the event is not yet known and will be announced in coming months following consultation with the chief health officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman, to ensure the event is covid-safe.

Complementing Floriade will be “Floriade: Reimagined”, an event introduced last year, which saw 80 community groups plant bulbs and annuals to create a tulip trail through Canberra’s suburbs.

The ACT government is now calling on community groups and organisations to submit applications to be part of the program this year. 

“Local community groups, attractions, sporting clubs, churches, aged care facilities, medical centres and Floriade sponsors are among the groups eligible to apply, according to the spokesperson,” Mr Barr says. 

“Locations must be visible to a large number of Canberrans who can enjoy the blooms in their day-to-day life and could include garden beds at local shops, churches or community centres.”

Applications close on Sunday, May 9, and can be made at floriadeaustralia.com.

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