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Seven blooming good ways to celebrate Floriade: Reimagined this school holidays

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Nothing planned for the school holidays?

Don’t stress, everything is A-Bouquet! Whether you’re trying to entertain the kids or simply looking to soak up the warm weather, Floriade: Reimagined has a program full of small, in-person events and virtual experiences—enjoy everything from workshops to children’s entertainment and a marketplace. Oh, and did we mention there will be donut puffs by the lake? Simply iris-istible!

Let your photography blossom

Take your Insta feed to the next level while learning how to capture the beauty of Floriade: Reimagined with photography workshops at Lanyon Homestead and Cockington Green Gardens. Run by leading Canberra photographers Geoff Comfort and Ben Kopilow, the two-hour course covers the techniques of great flower photography and how to capture the morning light with access to guidance and a highly valued critique session of your photos.

Suitable for intermediate or budding photographers—book your workshop today.


Credit: VisitCanberra.

Donut worry, be happy

Sweet tooths rejoice—Clayridge Honey’s Donut Puffs will be served from a food truck overlooking Lake Burley Griffin throughout the school holidays.

Nestled in between two tulip trail plantings at R.G. Menzies Walk near Barrine Drive and the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, you can enjoy the Clayridge Honey truck’s signature cinnamon donut puffs whilst taking in the blooms and the beauty of Lake Burley Griffin.

Donut mind if we do!


Buy yourself a lily something

Treat yo’self while supporting local businesses at Floriade: Reimagined’s virtual marketplace. With everything from books, food, fashion and homewares, there’s something to please everyone (and even the chance to get a head start on your Christmas shopping).

The best part? It’s all online, so you can poppy-n anytime.


Work on your green thumb      

Floriade: Reimagined has plenty of on-demand workshops and children’s entertainment to keep gardens green and minds inspired.

Kids will love Floriade Spouts with The Beanies, a four-part series which explores bees, art, gnomes and planting, while older green thumbs can touch up on their gardening skills with Sustainable flowers for the home with Narelle Phillips.



Credit: Martin Ollman.

Let the kids get crafty and colourful

The Floriade: Reimagined program has plenty of crafty ideas to keep kids entertained, including the children’s drawing trail at Lanyon Homestead, where children will take a tour around the gardens to sketch the trees and plants they see using watercolour paper and watercolour pencils.

At Canberra Centre, there will be the chance to create tulips and bees that will feature as part of an exclusive 2.5-metre-high Floriade: Reimagined display, using craft kits available to pick up from the Canberra Centre.

For those looking to get crafty at home, the Floriade: Reimagined website has colouring-in sheets featuring designs by local artists just waiting to be printed, coloured, and displayed proudly.

Another fun activity is the city-wide gnome hunt, where kids can download the Floriade: Reimagined Gnome Hunt Activity Sheet and solve the clues to find their secret locations.





Grow your mind

Learn something new with Let’s Talk, an on-demand series hosted by Dan Bourchier with episodes exploring how to be an ethical omnivore and featuring a book club with a Floriade twist.



Put the petal to the metal 

For those looking to combine fitness and flowers, there’s a bunch of virtual active sessions on offer including express body burners and mobility mat work.



Plan your spring celebration and explore the full program at floriadeaustralia.com/program

Feature image: VisitCanberra

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