Every year they plant more than a million spring flowering bulbs. This year they have beautiful weather for the opening weekend, much to the delight of the event's manager, Matthew Elkins. Something different this year is the big large chillies represented in the flower beds.
"With the event we can also provide a bit of business to people outside of Floriade with people busy and coming down to visit ACT," he said.
While Canberra residents and interstate visitors are enjoying Floriade, I am delighting in the abundance of spring flowering bulbs in my own garden in Northern Victoria and I make a trip into the Dandenong Ranges at this time to enjoy the mass displays at the bulb farms and give that my own garden is established, I need to resist the temptation to purchase more of these beautiful plants.