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?









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. 🙂


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!!


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.


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!


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!


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.


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. 🙂


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!


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

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