A festive feast for the senses

TAKE in Australia's celebration of spring at Floriade from September 17 to October 16 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 inspired by garden bed designs; captivated by the artistic entertainment; fascinated with the engaging exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops; enjoy family time with fun kids' activities and be enchanted by the beautiful ambience of Floriade NightFest.

This year a range of new and exciting events and activities will make Floriade the perfect springtime escape. Join a Latino banquet of sounds, colours and flavours, when Commonwealth Park transforms into a real fiesta for the weekend of October 2 and 3.

Carnival in the Park will bring some of the very best artists from across Latin America and local Latino talent to be part of the biggest showcase of Latin culture ever staged in Australia.

Take a culinary journey with 30 days of engaging activities at the From the Pantry marquee.

This new program will bring a feast for the senses to life with demonstrations by well-known chefs, local producers, Floriade performers and other experts.

Learn about cuisine from around the world and discover the science behind much-loved ingredients such as honey, chocolate and truffles.

Visit the award-winning Lindeman's Open Garden and indulge in the deliciously fruity Lindeman's Sweet Seasons or Early Harvest ranges.

Learn from the experts at garden cooking demonstrations where Lindeman's ambassadors, celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo and renowned gardener Meredith Kirton will provide simple, seasonal and lighter-style recipes and tips on how and what to grow during spring.

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 wartime kitchens and gardens at the Australian War Memorial's Victory Garden, featuring the plants and vegetables grown by Australian families during the Second World War.

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Floriade 2011 and indulge the senses this spring.


Did you know?

  • The name Floriade comes from the Latin word 'floriat' which means to design with flowers.
  • The flowers at Floriade bloom and change throughout the month-long festival.
  • More than 460,000 people visited Floriade in 2011.

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