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Floriade 2015 to reflect on ANZAC centenary

Floriade 2015 to reflect on ANZAC centenary
April 23, 2015

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 1915 ANZAC campaign at Gallipoli, Canberra’s flagship event, Floriade 2015, will pay tribute to centenary commemorations through the theme of Reflection.

Launching Floriade’s theme this week, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr was joined by the Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, to unveil this year’s spectacular garden bed designs.

Australia’s biggest celebration of spring will return to Commonwealth Park for its 28th year from 12th September until 11th October, with garden beds depicting iconic symbols like the poppy, the Southern Cross, two-up and the famous slouch hat.

Dr Nelson stated “this Floriade theme of Reflection and the beautiful way the gardens are presented here is magnificent and a fitting tribute to those whom we are remembering this year and over the next four years.”

Visitors to the biggest floral festival in the southern hemisphere will again be treated to something new and different each week of Floriade, with the 30 days of activity programmed into four themed weeks of Stories, Pride, Connections and Harmony.

Chief Minister Barr says that this year’s theme for Floriade is about more than just looking back, adding “reflection is about celebrating our proud past and our vibrant, exciting present, while embracing a future full of brilliant possibilities.

“Floriade remains Canberra’s most popular event and the diversity offered across the month long program will have something for everyone.”



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