Floriade NightFest 2014

by Rosemarie John on October 8, 2014

So it was the last day of the Floriade Nightfest 2014 and I decided to give it ago. To my surprise, I managed to get tickets just 3 hours before NightFest opened its gates, how lucky was that?

I had already seen the beautiful flowers during the day, and decided I should at least see what the Floriade NightFest 2014 was all about. To be honest, I preferred looking at the flower beds when the sun was out but I suppose since not many events run till late, this was, in a way unique. My highlight of the evening was bumping into the NightFest King and Queen… they didn’t speak, they just walked very slowly and bowed all the time, so I am guessing they were King and Queen… anyhow here are some of the pictures I took that night! Did you go? What were your thoughts?

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Interested to see how the flower beds looked like during the day? View my photos of the Floriade 2014 here!

Oh and I am also having an awesome giveaway in line with the #Flying100 celebrations – my readers stand a chance to win a Canon Camera! Details here!!

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Anne Sutherland-Smith October 8, 2014 at 8:37 am

Rosemarie, thanks for sharing your NightFest photos – they look great! We also really enjoyed the NightFest and we were lucky that the rain went away for the night we visited.
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Rosemarie John October 8, 2014 at 8:40 am

Oh that is great news that it didn’t rain! Did you hear about the “one day” that dogs are allowed to visit the Floriade too? It was yesterday but I didn’t have the time to drop by. 🙂

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Dana Carmel @ Time Travel Plans October 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

This looks like such a fun event (saw the daytime pics too), and I’d love to check it out whenever I make it to Canberra!
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Rosemarie John October 10, 2014 at 1:08 am

It is such a pretty event that takes place every spring! If you ever visit, give me a shout!!

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Fairlie October 10, 2014 at 6:32 am

These are great photos . I’ve seen lots of daytime Floriade shots (and it’s definitely on my bucket list to see it myself one year) but not so much of night photos. It creates a completely different atmosphere.

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Rosemarie John October 10, 2014 at 8:01 am

Thank you Fairlie, there were a lot more to photograph but i got waylaid by the food stalls!

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Toni October 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

it looks so good at night! Definitely must get down for it one year, beautiful photos.
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Rosemarie John October 12, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Thanks Toni! Give us a shout if you head down next year!

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Lesley Peterson October 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Atmospheric photos! They do something similar in Montreal each autumn, an extraordinary lantern festival at their botanical gardens. Floriade sounds like a great time to visit Canberra.

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Rosemarie John October 20, 2014 at 12:56 am

It sure is Lesley! We also have a candle festival coming up too! I would love to visit Canada again! It is such a beautiful country, my last visit there was when I was about 12. 🙂

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Monique@TheUrbanMum October 20, 2014 at 9:47 am

What glorious photos and a kaleidoscope of colour. I haven’t been to Floriade for years – looks like next year it is time for a return visit!

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Muza-chan October 30, 2014 at 8:52 am

Cool…
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