Series: Floriade 2020

In 2020, Floriade has been reimagined (due to COVID-19) with the celebration moving from its traditional home in Commonwealth Park to bloom across Canberra.

National Museum of Australia

The Floriade boxes are contains bulbs and annuals blooming under the museum’s signature entry sculpture, and complements the Garden of Australian Dreams.

Street Art

We found a fascinating lane called Tocumwal Lane in Canberra that leads into a square that is full of street art.


We explored the Canberra city centre on our last day visiting Floriade.

Mt Ainslie

The Mount Ainslie tourist outlook, one of Canberra’s most popular, provides excellent views of central Canberra and Red Hill to the south and Black Mountain to the west especially towards sunset.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is Australia’s national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia, and some conflicts involving personnel from the Australian colonies prior to Federation.

Parliament House Gardens

The gardens are certainly a well kept secret, as there are no signs pointing the way, but they are worth it for the fantastic parterre and cherry blossoms.

Parliament House

The new Parliament House was constructed beginning from 1981 with an original budget of A$220 million and was supposed to be opened on Australia Day 1988.

Museum of Australian Democracy

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra.

Parliamentary Zone

We parked near the National Library, and explored the Peace Park, Water’s Edge, the National Rose Garden, the old Parliament House and the Treasury building.

Parkes Way

From the National Carillon, we skirted our way back to Commonwealth Park via Kings Park through a set of paths parallel to Parkes Way.

National Carillon

The National Carillon is a gift from the British Government to the people of Australia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the national capital, Canberra.

Kings Park

Kings Park also lies on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to Commonwealth Park and is normally considered to be the area east of Anzac Parade.

Blundells Cottage

Blundells Cottage is a heritage-listed six-roomed stone cottage located on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Regatta Point

The RG Menzies walk swings from underneath the Commonwealth Avenue bridge past Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park and into Kings Park.

Commonwealth Park

The traditional home of Floriade hasn’t completely missed out. There is a glorious flower bed on the back of Stage 88 along with a gnome and a Floriade mural.

Black Mountain

This is famous because of the old Telecom Tower, then renamed Telstra Tower that forms a symbolic landmark of Canberra.