Floriade is a flower and entertainment festival held annually in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park featuring extensive displays of flowering bulbs with integrated sculptures and other artistic features.
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. One million bulbs and annuals have been planted to create a tulip trail through the ACT’s suburbs and city. Featuring floral plantings by the Floriade horticulture team and over 90 Canberra community groups, this year’s festival allows the community to enjoy spring blooms every day.
We visited Canberra 20-23 September 2020 and was able to capture a sampling of what was on offer in various locations, including the traditional Commonwealth Park. View our articles below to discover more.
Glebe Park is a remnant of a hundred acres (40 hectares) of land allocated to the Anglican Church in the early 1840s for use as a glebe, an area of land whose revenues contribute towards parish expenses.
City Hill is a park located in Canberra, Australia on one of the points of the Parliamentary Triangle, a feature of Walter Burley Griffin’s plan for the city. It is surrounded by London Circuit, which is a hexagonal road that encircles the hill.
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.
Chris Tham is a co-founder of Visual Voyager Pty Ltd, the Principal Voigtländer Ambassador for Mainline Photographics and a Workshop Instructor for Mainline Photo Academy.
She brings over 35 years of experience as a photographer to her role, starting with a Yashica rangefinder belonging to her dad, joining the Photography Club in school, and developing her own photos.
More recently, Chris has been taking photos during her travels, and as a result has experienced some of the most interesting places in the world.
Chris focuses on nature, street, and urban architecture subjects in her photography.