The Official Floriade Program 2012
Welcome from the Chief Minister
ver the years Floriade has evolved and grown to become Australia’s premier spring festival, captivating interstate and international visitors and the Canberra community alike. This year marks the 25th year of the event, and we will be celebrating by transforming Canberra’s Commonwealth Park into a celebration of style, design and stunning entertainment. As a result, Floriade 2012 promises to surprise and delight with a variety of dazzling entertainment, horticulture shows and a wide range of activities set among a million blooms. The program features exciting new events and activities as well as the return of many favourites. There will be live music, kids’ activities, markets and the popular giant Ferris wheel. Visitors can marvel at the creations of landscape and floral designers, glass artists, photographers, fashion students and other impressive exhibitions. Be sure to experience the breathtaking Floriade NightFest from Wednesday 26 September to Sunday 30 September. It will be five magical nights of spectacular lighting, live music, comedy, DJs, acrobatics, night markets, cocktails, fashion shows and more. Don’t be surprised if you’re inspired to cook up a storm after visiting The Gourmet Garden, the place for learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh seasonal food; or do a bit of DIY once you have picked up practical tips from presentations by well known gardeners, local producers and media personalities in the ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee.
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Chief Minister’s welcome
Snapshot of Floriade
Garden bed designs
The dirt on Floriade
Sponsors and proud partners
Australian Fashion at Floriade
ACTEW Water Floriade showcase gardens
DIY Spring Makeover
The Gourmet Garden
Live Performances on Stage 88
Fun for Kids
LINDEMAN’S Open Garden
ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee 26 Floriade map
Program of events Week 1
Program of events Week 2
Program of events Week 3
Program of events Week 4
Our charity partners for this year are St Vincent de Paul and The Yellow Van, who will host special onsite activities to highlight the important work they do in our communities.
25 years of Floriade
Shop ‘til you drop
To get all of this and more information, download your free iPhone or Android app (search for FloriadeAust), and don’t forget to join all of the interactive fun with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While online, you can visit floriadeaustralia.com and plan your month using our digital program.
Getting to Floriade
Explore your capital this spring
Friends of Floriade
I would like to warmly welcome our interstate and international visitors to our city. I hope you will take the opportunity to explore Canberra and discover the many things to see and do in our national capital this spring. Finally, I would like to thank the large number of people involved in bringing this successful event to life.
Katy Gallagher MLA Chief Minister
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Be Spring Inspired THE GOURMET GARDEN
Savour the fresh flavours of sustainably grown produce at The Gourmet Garden. Learn how to create and share fresh, simple produce or pick up some gardening tips from the experts. See page 18 for more details.
Once again Commonwealth Park comes alive after dark when Floriade NightFest returns for five magical nights from Wednesday 26 September to Sunday 30 September. Each evening will feature a variety of bands programmed to different themes. Wander through the night markets and be entertained by spectacular entertainment roaming the park. See page 38 for more details.
ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN MARQUEE This is the perfect place to learn something new such as renovation tips, how to reduce your environmental footprint and see celebrity gardening experts. See page 26 for more details.
KIDS CORNER There is something for kids of all ages at Floriade this year. There are free fun activities for the kids to enjoy every day at Floriade. See page 22 for details.
LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN The international awardwinning* LINDEMAN’S Open Garden offers a gardening and culinary oasis within Floriade from the garden cooking demonstrations with LINDEMAN’S ambassadors, celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo and gardening guru Meredith Kirton, to the perennially popular hanging basket tree and the 18-metre cellar door where visitors can taste the wide range of LINDEMAN’S lighter in alcohol** Early Harvest and Sweet Seasons wines. The LINDEMAN’S Open Garden provides a unique opportunity for guests to learn and experience lighter living.
COMEDY STAGE - NIGHTFEST Everybody’s favourite felt-faced raconteur Randy will cast his acerbic, ping-pong ball gaze on Commonwealth Park. He will join musical comedy duo The Stevenson Experience, the hosts of this year’s line up, along with Dayne Rathbone, Ronny Chieng and Michael Workman. See page 40 for more details.
BUTTERFLY LOUNGE NIGHTFEST An epic DJ line-up will be taking it to the floor during Floriade NightFest with everything from fun loving house to smooth soulful tunes and energetic urban Latino sounds. See page 41 for more details. Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
*Ex-Award Winner 2011 in the “Best Single Market Event” Category beating other finalists including Tourism Australia’s Oprah Tour. ** LINDEMAN’S Early Harvest is at least 25% lighter in alcohol and calories and LINDEMAN’S Sweet Seasons is at least 25% lighter in alcohol when compared to comparable Lindeman’s Bin wines.
STAGE 88 Floriade’s live music program will heat up Commonwealth Park with a range of performances on Stage 88 including world-music artists and up-and-coming musicians. See page 20 for more details.
Floriade Garden Bed Design
his year’s beds feature bold compositions of colours, forms and lines to create representations of iconic artistic, architectural and musical movements, historical eras and accessories that have had an influence on contemporary style and design.
ABSTRACT ART Using a bold composition of colours, forms and lines, this garden bed demonstrates how abstract art has had a strong influence on contemporary design and fashion.
ALL THAT JAZZ This design represents an era when free expression in music blossomed and broke with tradition, changing the direction of popular music.
ART DECO The design of this garden bed features clean, symmetrical lines that are typical of the Art Deco style, which heavily infl-uenced all areas of design in the late twenties and early thirties.
BUBBLE CHAIR The iconic bubble chair is an industrial design classic often used to symbolise the sixties. The ‘space age’ spherical design advanced the use of plastics in furniture.
DIAMONDS & PEARLS Over the ages, diamonds and pearls have represented classic feminine style and were a sign of opulence and good taste. This garden bed design depicts a string of pearls with hanging diamonds.
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FRENCH FORMAL GARDEN The French formal garden in¬fluenced garden design throughout Europe after gaining popularity with the creation of the Gardens of Versailles for Louis XIV in the 17th century.
HAIR FASHION This garden bed represents self expression and individuality through personal styling – one of the many ways that individuals fashion themselves to create their own unique look.
LIPSTICK KISSES The brightly coloured flowers within this garden bed form a series of lipstick kisses to represent glamour, celebration and femininity.
MARTINI DELIGHTS This garden bed represents the famous Martini cocktail, which has come to evoke a sense of sophistication thanks to suave fictional spy, James Bond.
MODERN DESIGN This garden bed’s pattern is characterised by clean, bold lines, representing modernism and its rejection of earlier traditional forms of art and architecture.
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PSYCHEDELIA The psychedelic designs of the sixties and seventies are represented in this garden, in tribute to a time when artists and designers attempted to stimulate the senses with bold colours and shapes.
STILETTO PARADE Can you see the shape of an iconic fashion accessory in this garden bed? The stiletto shoe has come to represent the efforts made to express oneself through clothing and
The dirt on Floriade FLORAL FOCUS
Just like fashion designers, every year the nation’s top growers produce a range of new varieties of bulbs and annual varieties for you to enjoy. Check out the colour and beauty of these plants in showcase displays around Floriade.
WAY TO GROW Each year at Floriade we use four different types of top quality planting soil from Martins Fertilizers. Around Floriade you will find wine barrels containing the types of soil available from Martins and what you can grow in them.
HEART FOUNDATION EARLYBIRD WALKERS Join the Heart Foundation Earlybird Walkers for a pleasant morning walk through Floriade. Experience the beauty and health benefits of exercising in the gardens before they open to the public. Daily walks begin at 8am from the traffic lights crossing Commonwealth Avenue. Everyone welcome; no bookings necessary. For more details visit www.canwalk.org.au
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Australian Fashion at Floriade
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anberra Centre brings fashion to life this season at Floriade with five days of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Be inspired by fashions on show from some of Australia’s leading designers including Wayne Cooper, Jayson Brunsdon and Leona Edmiston. Discover the hottest outfits for Spring Carnival as well as the key looks of the season presented by the Canberra Centre style team. Sample some of the newest hair and beauty products on the market and chat with industry professionals.
ABOUT OUR AMBASSADOR, LEONA EDMISTON Floriade is honoured to have one of Australia’s leading fashion designers, Leona Edmiston, as the ambassador for our 25th event. Leona began her first fashion label, Morrissey Edmiston, shared with former business partner Peter Morrissey, in the eighties. The label received significant local and international recognition and dressed a string of celebrity clients. Leona launched her solo label with business partner Jeremy Ducker in 2001 to celebrate the confident, urban woman. A tribute to the dress in all
its incarnations, a Leona Edmiston frock is elegant, versatile and ageless. Leona uses a variety of fabrics, from her signature sleek jersey to soft luxurious silks and crisp cottons, chosen to compliment the style and flattering cuts of the garments and allow for confidence during the day and sheer elegance during the evening. Today, the Leona Edmiston name and label is regarded as one of Australia’s best exports. See fashions by Leona Edminston in the Canberra Centre fashion shows on Wednesday and Saturday.
MODULAR DESIGN by CIT Fashion Design Canberra Institute of Technology Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) first year students will engage in the process of modular design by building and presenting garments in a series of design challenges. Students will work in teams to design, style and parade garments made out of modular elements developed at CIT. Tuesday 25 September, 10am, 1pm and 3pm at ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee
JAYSON BRUNSDON Australian fashion designer Jayson Brunsdon headlines with three exciting fashion parades showcasing a range of
Australian and International fashion labels available at Canberra Centre, including Jayson Brunsdon’s Myer collection. See Jayson live as we explore his stunning Spring/Summer collection and discover the source of his fashion inspirations with an intimate live on-stage interview. While you are there, visit a Canberra Centre stylist for a free mini consultation and uncover the latest season’s trends and colours best suited to you. Wednesday 26 September, 10am, 1pm and 3pm at ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee
SPRING CARNIVAL WORKSHOPS Canberra Centre stylists explore the fabulous fashion festival that is Spring Carnival. This season it’s all about the cut, fabric choice, outfit design and accentuating curves in all the right places. Come and discover the latest colours and looks for Spring Carnival and find a style that compliments your shape and personality. Thursday 27 September, 10am, 1pm and 3pm at ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee
KEY LOOKS OF THE SEASON WORKSHOPS Discover the latest stunning fashion and accessory trends with a series of workshops titled Key Looks of the Season presented by the Canberra Centre style team and learn about the latest hair and beauty techniques from Canberra Centre retailers. Friday 28 September, 10am, 1pm and 3pm at ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee
WAYNE COOPER Australian fashion designer Wayne Cooper headlines with two stunning fashion parades showcasing a range of Austalian and International fashion labels available at Canberra Centre, including the ‘Wayne’ by Wayne Cooper collection available at Myer. Meet Wayne as we explore his stunning Spring/Summer collection and discover the source of his fashion inspirations with an intimate live on-stage interview. Why not consider a free mini consultation with a Canberra Centre stylist. Saturday 29 September, 11am and 2pm at ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee
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ver wanted to learn more about plant varieties, what to plant in your garden or garden design and landscaping? Discover ways to transform your backyard with the ACTEW Water Showcase Display Gardens. All displays have been asked to acknowledge principles of water conservation and alternative energy use. Visit page 53 for more information.
OUTDOOR LIFESTYLES SHOWCASE GARDENS Design Construct Industries, Vogue Pergolas and Eco-Villa epitomise both style and design, creating an outdoor oasis that provides shade and shelter that blends into any architectural and landscaping constraints. This display explores innovative techniques and ideas that translate harmoniously into any outdoor area.
MURUMBUNG YURUNG MURRA DISPLAY GARDEN The Murumbung Yurung Murra (Ngunnawal language for good strong pathways) Style display garden was designed and built by the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Aboriginal Rangers and Field Staff in partnership with the Horticulture Apprentices in Parks and City Services. The garden pays tribute to the Traditional Custodians of the region and celebrates the cultural landscape of the ACT area.
BUSH FRIENDLY GARDEN The Bush Friendly display garden aims to teach gardeners how to create an environmentally responsible garden in their backyard. Find out how home gardeners can protect their local remnant bushland by using local nursery plants instead of invasive native and exotic species.
NATIONAL BONSAI & PENJING COLLECTION OF AUSTRALIA The National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) will sneak in just one more Floriade before moving to its new
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e inspired by the infinite possibilities of transforming your home into an indoor and outdoor oasis. Ask our panel of local gardening gurus questions about gardening in the ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee. Learn how to transform your backyard and meet chefs and gardening experts in The Gourmet Garden for tips on growing and cooking the fruits of your labour.
The Gourmet Garden Enjoy the sights and delights of the herbs, vegies and fruits in The Gourmet Garden, created by Bunnings. Throughout Floriade, chefs will harvest produce from the garden beds to add to and enhance their dishes.
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Bunnings will present a range of demonstrations at the ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee showing methods of sustainable living to use in your garden and in your home, including water saving tips, composting techniques and how to build a worm farm.
Bunnings Kitchen Demonstration Come and see the experts demonstrate the features within the Bunnings kitchen, learn how to create the best layout and what you need to consider when designing a new kitchen in your home. Daily, 12.30pm to 1.30pm at The Gourmet Garden Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
DON BURKE One of our most beloved personalities, Don Burke, has changed the way Australians garden and DIY. At Floriade
JASON HODGES With a bricklayer dad, horticulturist brother and two sisters who are florists, Jason Hodges was born to landscape. In 1990, he started Greenart Gardens out of his parents’ house with a ute and a small number of trade tools - and what was once a young bloke’s hobby rapidly became a serious business. His break into television came after landscaping the home of a TV producer, who asked Jason to do a screen test for Auction Squad. He ended up being the resident landscaper on that show for four years before joining Better Homes and Gardens. This year at Floriade you can see Jason live on:
Don Burke shares DIY tips this year, Don will be showing ecologically sustainable ways that re-used things can make a difference in our gardening life. And for a new flavour, Don’s Recycled Curry will prove that leftovers can be transformed into ecologically sustainable haute cuisine. Saturday 13 October, 11am to 12pm at ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee Sunday 14 October, 3pm to 4pm at The Gourmet Garden
for being inventive. Come see Courtney live at Floriade. Saturday 22 September, 3pm to 4pm at The Gourmet Garden
Saturday 6 October, 11am to 12pm at ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee Sunday 7 October, 3pm to 4pm at The Gourmet Garden
COURTNEY ROULSTON Great food has always been a part of life for MasterChef 2010 finalist Courtney Roulston. Growing up the youngest of six children meant her parents taught her the importance of being resourceful, which formed the foundation of her food philosophy - serving and sharing fresh, seasonal, clean, simple produce with a flair
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The Gourmet Garden
avour the fresh flavours of sustainably grown produce at The Gourmet Garden, created by Bunnings, the new place for learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh seasonal food. Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
Growing up in a large Maltese family, food was more than just a meal for Shane Delia; it was a chance for the whole family to gather around and enjoy each other’s company. By 21, he was appointed sous chef of Eleonore’s and in 2003 he became Australia’s youngest executive chef of a five star property. Shane has opened two restaurants and regularly appears as a guest chef on shows such as Ready Steady Cook and Channel 9‘s Mornings show. 29, 30 September
666 ABC Canberra Afternoons presenter Genevieve Jacobs explores the Canberra region’s local produce with a fresh spring feast. Learn about growing and cooking in harmony with the seasons, and how to make the vegetable garden your starting point, instead of the supermarket shelf. 1 October
GRAHAM WILLIAMS Graham is a born and bred Canberran. His dad chose to have the whole backyard under cultivation, growing enough veggies for the whole community, and that’s where Graham developed a green thumb. Since his debut on 666 ABC Canberra, Graham has taken to radio like a duck to water and relishes chatting with listeners about their gardening joys and woes. 6 October
GRAHAM ROSS Better Homes and Gardens presenter Graham Ross has worked in the horticultural industry for over 50 years as a seedsman, arborist, landscaper, nurseryman and park superintendent for 30 years and was a teacher of horticulture for a decade. Graham has been awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal (VMM) in recognition of his contribution to gardening and horticulture in Australia. 29, 30 September
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JANELLE BLOOM Janelle Bloom is one of this country’s mostloved TV chefs and food writers, believing good cooking begins with confidence and a little patience. Janelle is one of the original chefs to inspire viewers every day Ready, Steady, Cook!, now in its eighth year on air. In 2008, Janelle’s published her gorgeous bestselling cookbook, Fresh and Fabulous. 6-8 October
KEITH COLLS Qualified horticulturalist Keith Colls has been involved in establishing and managing community gardens in Canberra and Queanbeyan for more than a decade. At Floriade he will cover topics such as what ‘organic growing’ means, siting your garden plots, nurturing the soil, dealing with pests and diseases, efficient watering systems, scheduling plantings, composting and worm farms. 25, 27 September, 3, 12 October
BARBARA SCHREINER From a background in architecture, horticulture, permaculture and teaching,
Barbara Schreiner has come to realise that while many people declare themselves to be ‘hopeless gardeners’, their main problem is simply a lack of basic information. At Floriade, Barbara will be demonstrating some of the principles behind growing food successfully and get more people on their way to growing ‘backyard food’. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 October
JACKIE FRENCH Jackie French is an award winning fiction and historical author and wombat negotiator from the Araluen Valley. She also writes the gardening column for The Canberra Times and Australian Women’s Weekly. A long time presenter on Burke’s Backyard, Jackie has spent nearly 40 years researching plants, animals and ecosystems, breeding new varieties and sharing her passions with readers, viewers and listeners. 15, 16, 22, 23 September, 13, 14 October Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
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Live performances on Stage 88
loriade’s live music program will heat up Commonwealth Park with a range of performances on Stage 88 including world-music artists and up-andcoming musicians. Kick off Floriade with award winning Opera Australia Principal Soprano Lorina Gore and the Tall Poppies of the ANU School of Music. Catch Frank Madrid’s Rhythms of the World and the Elana Stone Band, an edgy genre-bending quartet.
Rhythms of the World The myriad of rhythms played on Stage 88 and across the park will astonish visitors to Floriade, providing an opportunity to travel the world through music. Audiences of all ages will be enthralled by the charming alternative pop of Chilean Francisca Valenzuela, the refreshing sound explorations of Colombia’s Malalma and the ground-breaking band Novalima closing the Pura Vida showcase with a electrifying performance blending traditional Peruvian sound and DJ culture. From the infectious Soca and Reggae of Trinidadian Errol Renaud to the hot and fiery Flamenco of Bandaluzia to Los Chavos, you will be mesmerized by this extravagant world carnival. Saturday 6 October, 12pm to 4.30pm on Stage 88 Sunday 7 October, 12pm to 4.30pm on Stage 88 Sistema Criolina performing on Stage 88
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ANU SCHOOL OF MUSIC: OPENING CONCERT - OPERA GALA Kick off Floriade with Opera Australia Principal Soprano Lorina Gore and the Tall Poppies of the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music performing a selection of perennial operatic favourites. Lorina completed postgraduate voice studies at ANU in Canberra. She has won several prestigious opera awards, attended the National Opera Studio and performed internationally. In 2008 Lorina joined Opera Australia as a principal artist. Saturday 15 September, 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Stage 88
ANU SCHOOL OF MUSIC presents: the GARDEN OF WILD THINGS Farewell Floriade in style with the raw, soulful and uplifting Elana Stone Band, featuring ANU alumni, an edgy genrebending quartet that rock the foundations of jazz, fusing it with blues, gospel, and soul. Elana centres her music around her powerful and flexible voice, which ranges
from blazing Janis Joplin style soul and rock and roll to Joni Mitchell-esque piano balladry. Saturday 13 October, 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Stage 88
TELSTRA ROAD TO DISCOVERY Celebrating 10 years as Australia’s premier music development program, Telstra Road to Discovery is coming to Floriade to showcase the best of Canberra’s blues and roots, folk, country and alt country emerging talent. Floriade’s winner goes on to vie for an exclusive 12-month music career development package, including music industry mentorship in Nashville, Tennessee. Join special guest host Catherine Britt, six local contestants, Telstra Road 2005 Songwriter Category winner Kirsty Akers and headline guests Jetty Road. Telstra Road to Discovery is open to performers and songwriters. For more information and how to enter, head to www.telstra.com/trtd Monday 1 October, 12pm to 2.30pm on Stage 88
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here is something for kids of all ages at Floriade this year! Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
Animals MATILDA’S FARMYARD NURSERY Operating in the Wollongong area for over a decade, Matilda’s Farmyard Nursery has earned a reputation for having clean, healthy and happy animals. Once again the Farmyard Nursery will offer viewing and touching areas to interact with calves, sheep and lambs, goats and kids, chickens, ducks, bunnies, kittens and piglets. Daily from Saturday 15 to Sunday 30 September, 10am to 4pm
GNOME KNOLL Be inspired this spring by the brightly coloured gnomes living in Gnome Knoll, presented by Rotary Club of Canberra East. You can be part of this community project simply purchase a gnome, get painting and enter the competition. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gnomes are available for $13 from Eckersleys, Rodney’s Plants Plus or onsite during Floriade. Daily throughout Floriade, 10am to 4pm
THE ORIGAMI PEOPLE
Did you know that Australia has over 840 species of reptiles, from the size of an insect to the length of a car? With live dragons, goannas, pythons, skinks and turtles Reptiles Inc introduces you to some of our countries amazing and bizarre nonvenomous reptiles and amphibian species in uniquely designed habitat enclosures and petting zoo with a difference!
Michael Clonaris and wife Etsuko Nagashita-Clonaris believe the relaxing qualities of Japanese paper folding enables children to entertain and educate themselves for long periods of time with minimal exertion and provides society with an active meditational tool. Visitors at The Origami People’s workshops at Floriade will learn the basics of Origami and how to use it to relax and boost creativity and playfulness.
Daily from Monday 1 to Sunday 14 October, 10am to 4pm
Daily from Saturday 29 September to Friday 5 October, 10am to 4pm
CANBERRA GLASSWORKS FOR KIDS
BUNNINGS KID’S WORKSHOPS Encourage your kids to make an early start in the world of DIY with Bunnings workshops designed especially for children. Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 10am to 4pm
Get the kids creativity flowing by designing an Inspirational Insect for the Canberra Glassworks Kids Design Competition. All entries will be sent back to the Canberra Glassworks and put on display. Glass artists will judge the designs and then on
October 28, the winners will have their entries made into glass art in the Hotshop. Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 from 10am to 4pm.
THE YELLOW VAN: FRUITY FLOWERS For Fruity Fun, drop in to Kids Corner at Floriade and watch as your children create colourful flower shapes using pieces of fruit and veggies supplied by the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. Enjoy watching as your children tuck in to their colourful creations - they might even enjoy the carrots! Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October from 10am to 4pm
Fun to Learn CIT CHILDREN’S TENT Be sure to visit the fun and interactive CIT Children’s Tent, which teaches children all about oral health and hygiene. Older children can visit the plaque cave. Younger visitors can enjoy a visit from the Tooth Fairy and Dr Rabbit as well as ball skill activities. Dentists will also be on hand to answer questions from children and parents. Daily from Saturday 15 to Friday 21 September from 10am to 4pm
Stories, Imagination and Dressups THE BALLY Circus troupe The Bally will provide family friendly entertainment for the two weeks of the school holidays. Join a circus workshop to make your very own juggling balls that you can take home with you. Each day there will be one of two amazing shows—the Great Big Circus Adventure, featuring a 40 minute circus extravaganza—and the Ridiculous Show including ridiculously difficult stunts, ridiculously silly outfits and not many boring bits. Daily from Monday 1 to Sunday 14 October, 10am to 4pm
Sports CAPITAL FOOTBALL Want to be Capital Football’s Loop Canberra United Football Superstar 2012? Then visit Kids Corner to learn a variety of football (soccer) skills in your age category and record your ‘base’ score. The highest scores will be awarded the title. Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, 10am to 4pm TENNIS ACT Whether you are a beginner or an aspiring Wimbledon pro, you will have loads of fun with Tennis ACT. At Floriade there will be a MLC Tennis Hot Shots court set up for kids to have a hit against a Tennis Australia accredited coach, experienced tennis player, friends or family. Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October, 10am to 4pm AFL Experience the great game of AFL with AFL NSW/ACT in Kids Corner. Participate in some interactive skill based activities, or test yourselves by playing handball or kicking an AFL ball at a target. Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October, 10am to 4pm
SOFTBALL ACT To learn softball, start with the basics! In Kids Corner you can play four softball drills that will teach you hitting, running, throwing, and catching in fun, simple ways that beginners will love. Sunday 7 October, 10am to 4pm CRICKET ACT At Floriade, Cricket ACT will be coordinating a range of cricket activities for children of all ages to enjoy - and you never know who might be turning up to play alongside you! Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October, 10am to 4pm CANBERRA CAVALRY Canberra’s professional baseball team in Canberra, the Canberra Cavalry, will be holding a baseball expo to provide visitors to Floriade with some exciting sports action. There will be special baseball games for kids of all ages. Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 October, 10am to 4pm ACT FENCING Kids will love the swashbuckling fun of fencing. The ACT Fencing Association will be holding interactive and engaging workshops that will involve children in games to learn basic technical skills of the sport. All equipment will be available and registered coaches and young fencers will be there all day to aid and assist. Friday 12 October, 10am to 4pm BRUMBIES RUGBY Visit Brumbies Rugby at Floriade where our staff will be on hand to provide information on how to get involved in rugby from playing through to refereeing. There will also be some fun hands-on activities to test your ball skills. Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, 10am to 4pm
Kids will be entertained for hours at Kid’s Corner
Lindemans’ Open Garden T
he international award winning* LINDEMAN’S Open Garden will take centre-stage for the third year in a row at Floriade, offering visitors a culinary and gardening oasis amid the 2012 Floriade festivities.
LINDEMAN’S CELLAR DOOR Sit back and relax at the 18-metre Lindeman’s Cellar Door while sampling the deliciously refreshing LINDEMAN’S Early Harvest range of wines, 25% lighter in alcohol** and available in both crisp and fruity varieties.
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LINDEMAN’S GARDEN COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 10am to 4pm.
Get simple recipes and tips on what to grow during spring from Lindeman’s ambassadors, renowned gardener Meredith Kirton and celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo, all matched to Lindeman’s beautiful 25% lighter in alcohol** wines.
LINDEMAN’S HANGING BASKETS
Choose from five demonstrations each Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Monday during Floriade from 11am.
Get hands-on and explore the style and design theme of Floriade by creating your own ultimate hanging basket using flowers and herbs. You can take your basket home or showcase it on the six-metre bespoke hanging basket tree for all to see. Open Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 11am to 3pm.
While taking in the serene garden atmosphere sign up to the Lindeman’s Harvest Club to receive all the latest in information on cooking, gardening, VIP offerings and most importantly, new wine releases. The Harvest Club also provides tips and recipes from Meredith Kirton and Dominique Rizzo, including those demonstrated at Floriade’s LINDEMAN’S Open Garden. Visit www.lindemans.com.au. The LINDEMAN’S Open Garden will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Mondays throughout the festival
ABOUT DOMINIQUE RIZZO Dominique Rizzo has a natural passion for creative world food, fuelled by her Sicilian heritage and a deep desire to develop innovative cuisine. Dominique has 15 years experience as a chef and is a business partner in the award winning Mondo Organics restaurant in Brisbane’s West End. She has also appeared on Channel 10’s Ready Steady Cook and her first cook book My Taste of Sicily was launched in 2011. Dominique’s unique style and a combination of simple, welldeveloped flavours is paramount in her menu designs, cooking presentations, product promotions, food styling and consulting work.
ABOUT MEREDITH KIRTON Meredith professes a lifelong commitment to gardening and horticulture, with a career spanning 20 years. One of her most rewarding gardening experiences has been the development of two gardens which she calls home. Meredith’s special talents include the ability to think beyond the square – to transform run-of-the-mill stuff into new and exciting forms. In her blog, Grow Harvest Cook, Meredith shares her love and passion for growing her own produce and cooking delicious recipes. *Ex-Award Winner 2011 in the “Best Single Market Event” Category beating other finalists including Tourism Australia’s Oprah Tour. ** LINDEMAN’S Early Harvest is at least 25% lighter in alcohol and calories and LINDEMAN’S Sweet Seasons is at least 25% lighter in alcohol when compared to comparable Lindeman’s Bin and Reserve wines.
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Demonstrations and Presentations CANBERRA GLASSWORKS Check out the ever popular glass artist demonstrations by Canberra Glassworks. Be early for the best seat to see Master Engraver Peter Nilsson, or watch in awe as talented flameworkers Kate Herlihy and Rodger Sutherland breathe life into glass flowers. 23, 24 September
JUDY HORTON Judy Horton is a Horticulturist who works as a garden adviser for Yates. She is responsible for the regular updating of best-selling Australian gardening book Yates Garden Guide, the website www.yates.com.au, is a weekend regular answering garden questions on the ABC 702 Weekends with Simon Marnie program, has a weekly garden talkback spot Saturday afternoon on 2UE and filled in for both Graham Ross and Don Burke on their respective stations. 7, 8 October
LISH FEJER Lish Fejer is a sustainability communicator, slightly crazed science experimenter, energy efficiency aficionado and Australia’s Queen of Green DIY. She is best known
he ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee is the perfect place to learn something new. Get some renovation tips from Polly and Waz, winners of The Block 2011, or learn about Cedric Bryant’s three T’s of pruning. Meet celebrity gardening expert and Yates Garden Guide Editor Judy Horton or catch Don Burke showing ecologically sustainable ways that recycled products can make a difference in your gardening life. Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
as a Carbon Cop, a series that screened on ABC. Lish developed a video-based website GIY: Green It Yourself to give non-traditional DIYer’s the skills and confidence to grab some tools, get into the shed make green improvements to their home. 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12 October
The ACT Division of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) presents an exhibition of Award winning and high scoring photographs from the past couple of years of the annual Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards. The photos feature fashion, wedding and portrait images from some of Canberra’s’ best professional photographers. 23,24 September, 7-13 October
TARA DENNIS Tara Dennis is a well-recognised Australian designer, artist and photographic stylist whose flair for design and attention to detail make her highly sought after. Tara is known around Australia as a television presenter on several lifestyle programmes and is currently part of Channel 7’s Better Homes & Gardens. At Floriade, Tara will be showing how to achieve a variety of stylish effects including a beautiful French Provincial wash, and how to create decorative birdhouses for your home and garden. 30 September
POLLY & WAZ Australia got to know Polly & Waz on the popular renovation series The Block which they won in 2011. Learning everything on set, The Block let Polly & Waz explore renovating, new skills and patience, before taking home the grand prize! Since then, Polly has presented a regular renovation segment on Nine’s Mornings show and appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice. Waz returned to the set of The Block for the 2012 series to work with the builder he and Polly employed in the 2011 series. 2-5 October
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Canberra’s best loved garden designer Cedric Bryant will take you through the three ‘T’s’ of pruning; Timing, Techniques and Tools. His tips will have your plants flowering and fruiting like never before. Cedric will also touch on the safety aspects of pruning near electrical equipment in your front and back yard. Brought to you by ActewAGL. 6-8 October
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY ACT DIVISION PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
CIT HAIRDRESSING PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Be immersed in fashion and timeless style at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) hairdressing exhibition. Exhibiting photographic works from CIT students undertaking their Certificate IV in Hairdressing, the exhibition is themed around the four seasons and shot on location in Canberra. NightFest, 26-29 September
Floral Design PASSION FOR FASHION COMPETITION Fashion is synonymous with spring and the 2012 Passion for Fashion CIT student competition will bring the two together in a stunning display of creativity and colour. Designers will do battle to create the most original floral gowns based on the Floriade theme of Style & Design. 15-19 September
MICHAEL WOODS Michael Woods’ career began in Visual Merchandising for both Myer and Buckley&Nunn. He has been very successful, servicing a diverse portfolio of the major hotel properties on the Gold Coast, including the launch of the Palazzo Versace Hotel. In October 2011 Michael was invited to create a floral display for Queen Elizabeth in Canberra during her tour of Australia. 16-22 September
RICHARD GO An award winning international floral designer, consultant, wedding and functions coordinator and Botanical Architect, Richard Go spends most of his time sharing his floristry knowledge and skills in Australia and all over the world, presenting educational programs at numerous flower shows globally. As a Floral ambassador, Richard was invited to represent Australia at the Tokyo International Flower and Garden Show in Tachikawa, Japan in 2010 and at the Singapore International Garden Festival in December 2006. 16-22 September
DAVID BERGER David Berger has 28 years experience in the floral industry and worked in highly competitive and renowned environments such as Searle’s and David Jones Florists. In 2006 David was appointed to the position of National Interflora Judge, of which there are currently eight in Australia. His friendly and approachable nature has seen him travelling Australia and internationally to apply his design knowledge in a practical way. 17-21 September
ANDREW FORSTER - THE MAKING OF FLORIADE As Floriade’s Head Gardener, Andrew Forster will share with you the making of Floriade; and he has more than a few hints and tips to share on planting and caring for bulbs and annuals at home. 3-4 October
A DIAMOND CLOSE Floriade ends with a big weekend, including a special tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Duntroon Military Band perform the classics on Stage88, the Queen’s Coronation will be looping in the ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee and a display of the Crown Jewels made from flowers by Michael Woods. 14 October
International fl oral designer Richard Go (above) and other experts showcase their DIY fl air
Week One Spring Palettes SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1200 Community Group Performances 1230-1430 ANU (Lorina Gore) 1430-1630 Community Group Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN 0900-1300 Passion for Fashion - COMPETITION 1300-1400 Passion for Fashion - JUDGING 1400-1700 Passion for Fashion - DISPLAY THE GOURMET GARDEN 1000-1100 Jackie French (garden) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1500-1600 3 Seeds KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda's Farmyard 1000-1600 CIT Children's Tent LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door ROVING 1000-1600 Gnome Knoll
elcome in spring with colour and inspiration through a kaleidoscope of activities and captivating displays.
MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Passion for Fashion Exhibition 1000-1100 Michael Woods Floral Design 1300-1400
David Berger Floral Design
1500-1600 Richard Go Floral Design THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Claude Fremy The Yellow Van (Paul Butler 1100-1200 & Anna Johnston) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1000-1600 CIT - Childrens Tent
SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER Tuesday 18 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1630 Community Group Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Passion for Fashion Exhibition 1100-1200 Michael Woods Floral Design 1400-1500 Richard Go Floral Design THE GOURMET GARDEN 1000-1100 Jackie French (kitchen) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1500-1600 Jackie French (garden) KID’S CORNER ALL DAY Matilda's Farmyard 1000-1600 CIT Children's Tent LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door ROVING 1000-1600 Gnome Knoll
Floriade 20112 - Be Spring Inspired
STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Passion for Fashion Exhibition 1000-1100 Richard Go Floral Design 1300-1400 David Berger Floral Design 1500-1600 Michael Woods Floral Design THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Claude Fremy 1100-1200 City Services: Potting Up Workshop 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1000-1600 CIT - Childrens Tent
WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Passion for Fashion Exhibition 1000-1100 Richard Go Floral Design 1300-1400 Michael Woods Floral Design 1500-1600 David Berger Floral Design THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 City Services: Potting Up Workshop The Yellow Van 1100-1200 (Steve Wallace & Chris Ross) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Dream Cuisine KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1000-1600 CIT - Childrens Tent
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Floral Display 1000-1100 Michael Woods Floral Design 1300-1400 Richard Go Floral Design 1500-1600 David Berger Floral Design THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Claude Fremy 1100-1200 Sugar and Slice Cakes 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1000-1600 CIT - Childrens Tent
FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Floral Display 1000-1100 David Berger Floral Design 1300-1330 Michael Woods Floral Design 1500-1600 Richard Go Floral Design THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 City Services: Potting Up Workshop The Yellow Van 1100-1200 (Paul Butler & Anna Johnston) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 City Services: Potting Up Workshop KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1000-1600 CIT - Childrens Tent LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door
SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1630 Community Group Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Floral Display 1100-1200 Richard Go Floral Design 1400-1500 Michael Woods Floral Design THE GOURMET GARDEN 1000-1100 Jackie French (garden) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo Courtney Roulston 1500-1600 (MasterChef Finalist 2010) KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1000-1600 Bunnings Kids Workshops LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door ROVING 1000-1600 Gnome Knoll
EVERY DAY ALL WEEK ALL DAY ALL DAY
Showcase Display Gardens 25th anniversary photo competition exhibition
0800-0900 1100-1430 1100-1200 1400-1500
Heart Foundation Early Bird Walk Empress Stiltdancers Mascot - Streets Paddle Pop Lion Mascot - Ben & Jerry's Cow
SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 0900-1630
Community Group Performances
ANU Swingin’ Spring
ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Fashion Photography Exhibition 1100-1200 Canberra Glassworks 1400-1500 Canberra Glassworks THE GOURMET GARDEN 1000-1100 Jackie French (kitchen) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1500-1600 Canberra's Garden Gurus KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1000-1600 Bunnings Kids Workshops LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door ROVING 1000-1600 Gnome Knoll
MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Fashion Photography Exhibition 1000-1100 Canberra Glassworks 1300-1400 Canberra Glassworks 1500-1600 Canberra Glassworks THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Claude Fremy 1100-1200 City Services: Potting Up Workshop 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard Fairytale Princess and 1200-1300 the Forgetful Storyteller
Week Two Fashion & Design S
pring fashion and stylish design will steal the spotlight with runway shows, style workshops and special appearances by Australian fashion designers.
tuesday 25 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY CIT design students display 1000-1100 Canberra Centre: CIT 1300-1400 Canberra Centre: CIT 1500-1600 Canberra Centre: CIT THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Keith Colls 1100-1200 The Yellow Van (Neil Abrahams + students) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 City Services: Potting Up Workshops KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1200-1300 Fairytale Princess and the Forgetful Storyteller
WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Fashion Stylist: mini-consultations 1000-1100 Jayson Brunsdon (fashion designer) 1300-1400 Jayson Brunsdon (fashion designer) 1500-1600 Jayson Brunsdon (fashion designer) THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Claude Fremy 1100-1200 City Services: Potting Up Workshops 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard Fairytale Princess and 1200-1300 the Forgetful Storyteller NIGHTFEST - CHILL OUT See floriadeaustralia.com for details.
THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN Canberra Centre: ALL DAY Spring style mini-consultations Canberra Centre: 1000-1100 Spring Carnival Style Canberra Centre: 1300-1400 Spring Carnival Style Canberra Centre: 1500-1600 Spring Carnival Style THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Keith Colls The Yellow Van 1100-1200 (Shailesh .K. Motwani) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1200-1300
Fairytale Princess and the Forgetful Storyteller
NIGHTFEST - ELECTRO LATINO See floriadeaustralia.com for details.
SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 0930-1600 Community Group Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Fashion Stylist: mini-consultations 1100-1200 Wayne Cooper (fashion designer) 1400-1500 Wayne Cooper (fashion designer) THE GOURMET GARDEN Graham Ross (Better Homes & Gardens 1000-1100 presenter) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1500-1600 Shane Delia (Ready Steady Cook presenter) KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1000-1600 Capital Football 1000-1600 Origami Workshops LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door NIGHTFEST - PARTY NIGHT See floriadeaustralia.com for details.
EVERY DAY ALL WEEK FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1000-1400 School Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN Canberra Centre: ALL DAY Hair & makeup consultations Canberra Centre: 1000-1100 Key looks of the season Canberra Centre: 1300-1400 Key looks of the season Canberra Centre: 1500-1600 Key looks of the season THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Claude Fremy 1100-1200 City Services: Potting Up Workshops 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard Fairytale Princess and 1200-1300 the Forgetful Storyteller LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door NIGHTFEST - SUPPER CLUB See floriadeaustralia.com for details.
Showcase Display Gardens
25th anniversary photo competition exhibition
Heart Foundation Early Bird Walk
Mascot - Streets Paddle Pop Lion
Mascot - Ben & Jerry's Cow
Storm 2011 lighting display ndylights of the Senses by Ma
Week Three His & Hers DIY
his week features his & hers infinite possibilities for transforming your home into an indoor and outdoor oasis. TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER
SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER STAGE 88 1330-1630 Community Group Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Modular Pots Display Tara Dennis (Better Homes & Gardens 1100-1200 presenter) Tara Dennis (Better Homes & Gardens 1400-1500 presenter) THE GOURMET GARDEN Shane Delia (Ready Steady Cook 1000-1100 presenter) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo Graham Ross (Better Homes & Gardens 1500-1600 presenter) KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 Matilda’s Farmyard 1000-1600 Capital Football 1000-1600 Origami Workshops LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door NIGHTFEST - FAMILY NIGHT See floriadeaustralia.com for details.
MONDAY 1 OCTOBER STAGE 88 0930-1130 Community Group Performances 1200-1430 Telstra Road To Discovery 1500-1700 Community Group Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Modular Pots Display 1100-1200 Lish Fejer: GIY 1400-1500 Lish Fejer: GIY THE GOURMET GARDEN 1000-1100 Genevieve Jacobs (ABC presenter) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1500-1600 Genevieve Jacobs (ABC presenter) KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Origami Workshops LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door
Floriade 2011 - Be Spring Inspired
STAGE 88 1230-1400 ANU (Rhythm & Blooms - Chamber) ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Modular Pots Display 1000-1100 Bunnings - DIY Demonstration 1300-1400 Lish Fejer: GIY 1500-1600 Polly & Waz (The Block 2011 winners) THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Claude Fremy Barbara Schreiner: 1100-1200 Seed sowing and seedling maintenance 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Origami Workshops 1000-1600 Tennis ACT
WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER STAGE 88 1230-1400 ANU (Rhythm & Blooms - Chamber) ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Modular Pots Display 1000-1100 Andrew Forster - The Making of Floriade 1300-1400 Bunnings - DIY Demonstration 1500-1600 Polly & Waz (The Block 2011 winners) THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Barbara Schreiner: composting The Yellow Van (Neil Abrahams 1100-1200 + students) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Keith Colls KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Origami Workshops 1000-1600 Tennis ACT
SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER
THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER STAGE 88 1230-1400 ANU (Rhythm & Blooms - Chamber) ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Modular Pots Display 1000-1100 Andrew Forster - The Making of Floriade 1300-1400 Polly & Waz (The Block 2011 winners) 1500-1600 Bunnings - DIY Demonstration THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Claude Fremy Barbara Schreiner: 1100-1200 Planning your garden for fruit & veg 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Origami Workshops
STAGE 88 1000-1130 Community Group Performances 1200-1630 Rhythms of the World ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Modular Pots Display Jason Hodges (Better 1100-1200 Homes & Gardens presenter) 1230-1330 Cedric Bryant (Three T’s) 1400-1500 Bunnings- DIY Demonstration THE GOURMET GARDEN Janelle Bloom (Ready Steady Cook 1000-1100 presenter) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo Graham Williams: Organic gardening 1500-1600 do's and don'ts KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Canberra Glassworks Workshops 1000-1600 AFL NSW/ACT LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door
FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER EVERY DAY ALL WEEK STAGE 88 1230-1400 ANU (Rhythm & Blooms - Chamber) ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Modular Pots Display 1000-1100 Bunnings - DIY Demonstration 1300-1400 Polly & Waz (The Block 2011 winners) 1500-1600 Polly & Waz (The Block 2011 winners) THE GOURMET GARDEN 1100-1200 The Yellow Van (Basil Smith) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 City Services: Potting Up Workshop KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Origami Workshops 1000-1600 AFL NSW/ACT LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door
ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY 1000-1600 0800-0900 1100-1200 1400-1500
Showcase Display Gardens 25th anniversary photo competition exhibition Buskers Empress Stiltdancers Gnome Knoll Heart Foundation Early Bird Walk Mascot - Streets Paddle Pop Lion Mascot - Ben & Jerry's Cow
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SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER STAGE 88 1000-1130 Community Group Performances 1200-1630 Rhythms of the World ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Molonglo Water Catchment Display ALL DAY Nature Photography Exhibition Graham Williams: Organic gardening 1100-1200 do's and don'ts 1230-1330 Cedric Bryant (Three T’s) 1400-1500 Judy Horton (Yates) THE GOURMET GARDEN Janelle Bloom (Ready Steady Cook 1000-1100 presenter) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo Jason Hodges (Better Homes & Gardens 1500-1600 presenter) KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Canberra Glassworks Workshops 1000-1600 Softball ACT LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door
Week Four Homegrown Living F
loriade’s final week is an ode to all things natural, from tips for sustainable living to celebrating home grown produce.
TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER STAGE 88 1230-1400 ANU (Rhythm & Blooms - Jazz) ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Molonglo Water Catchment Display ALL DAY Nature Photography Exhibition 1000-1100 Lish Fejer: GIY 1300-1400 Bunnings Sustainable Living 1500-1600 Lish Fejer: GIY THE GOURMET GARDEN Barbara Schreiner: Organic no-dig 0900-1000 gardening 1100-1200 The Yellow Van (Basil Smith) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Keith Colls: Composting for beginners KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Cricket ACT
MONDAY 8 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER STAGE 88 0930-1200 Community Group Performances 1230-1430 ANU (Children’s Concert) 1500-1700 Community Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Molonglo Water Catchment Display ALL DAY Nature Photography Exhibition 1100-1200 Judy Horton (Yates) 1230-1330 Cedric Bryant (Three T’s) 1400-1500 Keith Colls: Organic Growing THE GOURMET GARDEN Janelle Bloom (Ready Steady Cook 1000-1100 presenter) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Judy Horton (Yates) KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Cricket ACT LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door
Floriade 20112 - Be Spring Inspired
STAGE 88 1230-1400 ANU (Rhythm & Blooms - Jazz) ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Molonglo Water Catchment Display ALL DAY Nature Photography Exhibition 1000-1100 Bunnings Sustainable Living 1300-1400 Lish Fejer: GIY THE GOURMET GARDEN 0900-1000 Claude Fremy Barbara Schreiner: 1100-1200 Organic Composting 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Canberra Cavalry (Baseball)
SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER
THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER STAGE 88 1230-1400 ANU (Rhythm & Blooms - Jazz) ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Molonglo Water Catchment Display ALL DAY Nature Photography Exhibition 1000-1100 Keith Colls: Organic Growing 1300-1400 Bunnings Sustainable Living 1500-1600 Lish Fejer: GIY THE GOURMET GARDEN Barbara Schreiner: Planning your garden 0900-1000 for fruit & veg 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Canberra Cavalry (Baseball)
FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER STAGE 88 1230-1400 ANU (Rhythm & Blooms - Jazz) ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Molonglo Water Catchment Display ALL DAY Nature Photography Exhibition 1000-1100 Bunnings Sustainable Living 1300-1400 Lish Fejer: GIY 1500-1600 Lish Fejer: GIY THE GOURMET GARDEN 1100-1200 Keith Colls 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1400-1500 Claude Fremy KID’S CORNER 1000-1600
The Bally (circus tent)
ACT Fencing Association
The Yellow Van - Fruity Flowers
LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600
STAGE 88 1000-1200 Community Group Performances 1230-1430 ANU (Elana Stone Band) 1500-1630 Community Group Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY Molonglo Water Catchment Display ALL DAY Nature Photography Exhibition 1100-1200 Don Burke (Burkes Backyard) 1400-1500 Bunnings Sustainable Living THE GOURMET GARDEN 1000-1100 Jackie French (kitchen) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1500-1600 Jackie French (garden) KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Brumbies Rugby 1000-1600 The Yellow Van - Fruity Flowers LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door
SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER STAGE 88 1000-1230 Community Group Performances 1230-1430 Duntroon Military Band 1500-1630 Community Group Performances ACTEW AGL LOOK ‘N’ LEARN ALL DAY The Crown Jewels - Flower Display 0900-1700 Queens Coronation Film THE GOURMET GARDEN 1000-1100 Jackie French (kitchen) 1230-1330 Bunnings Kitchen Demo 1500-1600 Don Burke (Burkes Backyard) KID’S CORNER 1000-1600 The Bally (circus tent) 1000-1600 Reptiles Inc. 1000-1600 Brumbies Rugby 1000-1600 The Yellow Van - Fruity Flowers LINDEMAN’S OPEN GARDEN 1000-1600 Cellar Door
EVERY DAY ALL WEEK
ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY 0800-0900 1000-1600 1100-1200 1400-1500
Showcase Display Gardens 25th anniversary photo competition exhibition Buskers Heart Foundation Early Bird Walk Gnome Knoll Mascot - Streets Paddle Pop Lion Mascot - Ben & Jerry's Cow
LIVE MUSIC ON STAGE 88
ommonwealth Park will come alive after dark when Floriade NightFest returns for five magical nights from Wednesday 26 September to Sunday 30 September. Don’t miss the Mandylights installation, Synthesis of Light, with a soundtrack chosen by Floriade fans. Each evening will feature a variety of bands and stand-up comedy by popular acts all programmed to different themes. Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
CHILL OUT Wednesday 26 September
PARTY NIGHT Saturday 29 September
THE HIPSTONES Direct from performing in New York, The Hipstones have established themselves by tearing up the funkiest clubs in the Big Apple with a powerhouse eight piece ensemble. With an eye to the classic R&B sounds of the sixties, the Sydney-based band has built a sound that’s just a little bit Marvin Gaye and a whole lot modern day.
ANTHONY DELAMARTA WITH PLUMP Enjoy a musical high with Plump, Canberra’s own hip six piece soul, R&B and party band. The popular group is fronted by Canberra born and bred Anthony Dellamarta, 2012 contestant from Team Seal on Channel 9’s The Voice. Plump’s tasty and infectious chunky sound will make audiences move and groove.
LATINO Thursday 27 September
FAMILY NIGHT Sunday 30 September
Sistema Criolina and Watussi
ZOOBOYZ AND LAH-LAH’S MUSICAL WONDERLAND Families of all ages will be entertained and educated by Zooboyz, an exciting new children’s group of professional musicians from Sydney. Each member of the group is a zoo animal that travels the world on wonderful and daring adventures. Then Lah-Lah’s Musical Wonderland will introduce you to a magical world of music where the loveable character Buzz the Bandleader has lost something special. With Tom Tom on the drums, Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the accordion and Lola the dancing double bass, kids can join Lah-Lah’s Musical Wonderland to help Buzz on the hunt to find his lost possession.
Celebrate the very first Latino NightFest with a fabulous line-up, including performances by Aria-nominated Watussi, arguably the best Latin band in the country. The party will finish off with Sistema Criolina DJ Set, a Brazilian collective bringing us their spectacular blend of Brazilian and worldwide grooves from behind the decks to ensure that their combination of percussion and samplers keeps everyone moving their hips.
SUPPER CLUB Friday 28 September VENUS FIRE Venus Fire is the new artpop project of songstress Hayley Clare, and features a strong visual backdrop to accompany their bold musical statement. Launched onto the pop scene in early 2012 with single, ‘The Sound’, the new single, ‘Ooh La La’, pays homage to the pop princesses of Hayley’s youth.
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DAZZLING DEMONSTRATIONS SPECTACULAR LIGHTING See Floriade transformed into an illuminated wonderland as the vibrant colour of the stunning new lighting designs bathe the garden beds, pond waters and soaring trees in Commonwealth Park after dark. MandyLights have again designed a new lighting show, Synthesis of Light, for visitors of NightFest. This visual display is an Australian first and a must see. CLAUDE FREMY French-born Claude is curious about any style of food so come and see what he will be whipping up at The Gourmet Garden during NightFest. Claude’s curiosity with food stems back to his childhood where he would help his mother to cook the produce grown on their farm. He worked at many restaurants throughout France before gaining the prestigious award ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ (‘best worker in France’). SIBELLA COURT As seen on Oprah, renowned Sydneybased interior stylist and bestselling author, Sibella Court, brings an element of originality and surprise to both large scale and intimate spaces. Sibella has worked with giant retailers such as Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, West Elm, Pottery Barn, Brocade Home and Target. She is also the author of three styling books. Recognised as an industry influencer, Sibella’s is bringing her expertise and style to Floriade GERARD WILTON Gerard Wilton is a freelance fashion stylist who has worked with some of the country’s greatest talents. In 2011 he founded an online clothing boutique ‘It Is Isn’t It’. Catch Gerard when he presents a fashion film around the idea of being inspired and
shows a fashion/art installation bringing clothing featured in the film to life or learn how to create fashion forward styles with garments sourced from the St Vincent de Paul Society at the ActewAGL Look ‘n’ Learn Marquee. ROVING ENTERTAINMENT A spectacular line-up of entertainment will include The Cirquaholics, an ensemble of artists who perform visually stunning night shows using glowing equipment. Drumassault and The Fireflies will also perform, fusing infectious tribal drumming rhythms with spectacular fire and acrobats stunts featuring hot staff spinning, hula hoop, poi, juggling and acrobatic routines. DAMMIKA HATHARASINGHE Watch CIT’s award-winning pastry chef and teacher Dammika Hatharasinghe demonstrate the art of constructing a buffet s howpiece from sugar, using blown, pulled, cast and sugar ribbon
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stand up Comedy The Stevenson Experience The hosts of this year’s comedy lineup, Benjamin and James Stevenson are identical twins who combine to form the high energy musical comedy duo The Stevenson Experience. Rapidly rising stars in the Australian comedy scene despite being only 23 years old, they have placed in the Grand Final of every national comedy competition in Australia and been crowned the nations funniest new comedians. Dayne Rathbone Dayne Rathbone literally exploded onto the Australian and UK comedy scenes in 2011, winning the Triple J National Raw Comedy competition and coming runner up in the UK’s biggest comedy competition, So You Think You’re Funny. Michael Workman Michael Workman answers the eternal question - ‘Can Goths be funny?’ The answer is yes and Michael can prove it. Michael has won the national Raw Comedy competition and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Upon his return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2011 with his first solo show, Humans are Beautiful, he won the coveted Best Newcomer Award.
Ronny Chieng A 2009 graduate of Law, this legal-eagle is fast becoming one of the most exciting stand-up comedians in Australia, with accolades from peers and critics alike. In 2011 Ronny was handpicked to be one of only five comedians to take part in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s prestigious Comedy Zone. Less than a month later Ronny stormed the Sydney Comedy Festival with a sold out season of his debut solo show. The Ron Way will be his debut solo stand-up comedy show in Canberra. Randy Everybody’s favourite felt-faced raconteur is coming to Floriade to cast his acerbic, ping-pong ball gaze on Commonwealth Park! Appearing in festivals all over the world alongside his skinny compadre Sammy J, Randy has been married, divorced, arrested, kidnapped and thrown from a moving hovercraft. After three and a half years as the occasionally sober children’s entertainer, he settled on a career in comedy.
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LIVE DJ SETS
n epic DJ line-up will be taking it to the floor during Floriade NightFest at the Butterfly Lounge. Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
FAVOURITE SON Matt Aitchison - AKA Favourite Son – can now be found DJ-ing the private soirees of the rich and semi-famous of Byron Bay. Expect an expensive, sharp-dressed and sun-tanned DJ set. Matt will bring a little sunshine with him to warm up the decks. LEIGH WOOD DJ and producer Leigh Wood is founder and head of established independent record label One World Music. From electronica to lounge, ambient chilled beats to dance, roots and dub, Leigh Wood’s DJ sets hold no bounds. RAFA CHANGO (Rafael Florez) A Canberran local with roots firmly set in Colombia, Rafa Chango brings a musical palette that spans the grooves of dub reggae, the outernational sounds of Latin cumbia and the foundations of afrobeat and beyond. ALEX CARDER A consummate musician, energy and rhythm are what makes Alex Carder tick. He has played across Australia in renowned Latin bands Mi Tierra and Canberra’s own Los Chavos. Alex’s DJ sets see him combining urban Latino, souled-out lounge, hip-hop, R’n’B, and a dash of house. Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
JEREMY JOSHUA Ex-Canberran DJ/producer Jeremy Joshua was born into a family of professional musicians and got his first professional gig at eight years old. Jeremy’s sets are rooted in house, though he freely journeys outside club tastes, always with cheeky, fun loving sounds.
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RACHEL ANDREWS Not many lawyers can also boast a booming DJ career - but it’s all in a day’s work for Rachel Andrews. Cutting her vinyl teeth at Canberra hotspots, Rachel moved to Melbourne in 2009 with a residency at Fusion at Crown Casino and a regular slot at the Rogue Dance Parties. In 2011, Rachel was chosen as a top 10 finalist in EMI’s SheCanDJ competition. JEM NATIVIDAD – JEMIST Jemist has spent the better part of the last decade scratching his obsessive musical itch on the turntables at Canberra’s finer establishments. His sets are a truly diverse and playful experience, featuring funk, soul and hip hop, rock ‘n roll, pop and everything else in between.
ASHLEY FERAUDE Ashley Feraude has a reputation for playing seamlessly smooth sets with a trademark soulful touch. At Floriade NightFest, Ashley will share his passion for the sounds of house, disco and soul during his sets. Jemist
Charity Partners The Yellow Van and Vinnies F
loriade’s official charity partners for 2012 will bring unique experiences to Floriade, with a variety of activities aimed at raising awareness for their important causes. Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
Floriade 2012 welcomes The Yellow Van Food Rescue and St Vincent de Paul Society, Canberra/Goulburn as major charity partners of this year’s event. Both organisations have a significant impact on the people of ACT, and Floriade is delighted to host them as our charity partners for 2012.
THE YELLOW VAN Did you know that it costs less than $1 to rescue enough food for a disadvantaged person in your local community to have a meal? Food rescue, also called food recovery, is the practice of safely retrieving edible food that would otherwise go to waste and distributing it to those in need. The Yellow Van food rescue service, which is managed by Communities@Work in the ACT, is Canberra’s only food rescue service and assists over 70 charities in Canberra, Queanbeyan and Yass. Every month, The Yellow Van rescues over 16,000 kilograms of otherwise wasted
food from over 90 regular food donors in the ACT. As a charity partner at this year’s Floriade, The Yellow Van will provide information about the environmental and social impact of food rescue through The Yellow Van volunteers in the charity marquee; utilising renowned and award winning local chefs to hold cooking demonstrations and offering fun public events and children’s activities such as fruit carving. While you are visiting the charity marquee, donate towards the cost of a meal. Starting at just $10 for 6.5kg of apples for a school breakfast program, you will see just how much of a difference your donation can make.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY The St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies), are all about offering a hand up, simply because they believe people matter. Vinnies offer people in our community a complete range of services that provide
specific assistance and focus on ensuring that the social, economic and political pressures placed on the disadvantaged in our community are reduced. As a partner at this year’s Floriade, Vinnies will be highlighting the benefits of their service to the community in the charity marquee by demonstrating how little it takes to put a meal on the table of those in need. Have some fun with the picme photobooth by dressing up in some fun clothing items selected from Vinnies stores. Thanks to Vinnies, enjoy the family entertainment with ZooBoyz at NightFest, cooking demonstrations with the Brumbies, and runway shows and Q&A sessions with stylist Gerard Wilton, who creates fashion forward styles with garments sourced from Vinnies. Please check your program for exact times and dates.
The Yellow Van Chefs
hese award-winning and renowned local chefs assist The Yellow Van food rescue service by donating edible foodstuffs from their restaurants and cafes. In their daily cooking lives, they are always mindful of minimising wastage. Let them share their diverse cooking styles and superior dishes with you. Check the online program at floriadeaustralia.com for full details.
SHAILESH MOTWANI Executive Sous Chef at Canberra Stadium, Shailesh Motwani completed his internship at one of the premier hotels in India, the Taj Hotel Mumbai. At Canberra Stadium Shailesh caters for events up to 1000 people while maintaining quality and providing an innovative, distinctive and memorable culinary experience for each guest. At Floriade, Shailesh will be cooking Indo-Asian food. Thursday 27 September, 11am to 12pm in The Gourmet Garden
NEIL ABRAHAMS AND STUDENTS Neil Abrahams has been Executive Chef at the Royal Canberra Golf Club for ten years. A multiple award winner, Neil has worked in hatted restaurants and trained in five star hotels over a quarter century career. The founding President of the Australian Culinary Federation ACT Chapter and founder of the annual ACT Secondary Schools Culinary Competition in 2004, Neil is well known for he’s assistance in many culinary programs, master classes, cooking school and charity work. Tuesday 25 September and Wednesday 3 October, 11am to 12pm in The Gourmet Garden
STEVE WALLACE From fast cafe styles to fine dining, Steve Wallace has been passionate about giving
a great meal and experience through food for the past 20 years. Simon started his training on the central coast of NSW and in 1998 relocated to Canberra to create a variety of food styles for the likes of Boathouse by the Lake and Edgar’s Inn. Wednesday 19 September, 11am to 12pm in The Gourmet Garden
CHRIS ROSS A six year apprenticeship at Waffles Patisserie under a classically trained French chef kick-started Chris Ross’s chef career. After a year in Wagga he returned to Canberra to work at Atlantic restaurant under Chef James Mussillon, before two year stints at Silo Bakery and the Swiss Bakehouse. Chris purchased Zucchero café in Manuka, six years later he opened Du Jour restaurant, before selling up. He currently works in Zucchero’s wholesale patisserie. ks in Zucchero’s wholesale patisserie. Wednesday 19 September, 11am to 12pm in The Gourmet Garden
PAUL BUTLER Paul Butler commenced his career 35 years ago in his home town of Tamworth NSW. After a few years, Paul finally settled in Canberra, where he has been fortunate enough to work with some world class chefs in numerous restaurants, hotels and clubs. In addition to his role as Executive Chef/Food and Beverage Manager at The
National Press Club of Australia, Paul runs a small catering operation called Chef at Home, specializing in home dinning, cooking classes and consulting. Monday 17 and Friday 21 September, 11am to 12pm in The Gourmet Garden
ANNA JOHNSTON Anna Johnston began her chefing career at the Australian National Convention Centre in Canberra, where she trained as an apprentice. After sharing many of her training notes with apprentices, Anna created thehospitalityguru.com.au, to post online stories of her adventures in hospitality and share her techniques. After over ten years in the kitchen, Anna followed the lure of Hotel and Event Management at the National Press Club of Australia. Monday 17 and Friday 21 September, 11am to 12pm in The Gourmet Garden
25th Anniversary Photo Competition I
n 2012, Floriade celebrates its 25th year. To recognize this milestone, we invited the public to share their favourite photo of the event from the past 24 years. Here are a selection, you can view all winners onsite at Floriade.
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Photograph by Rosamund Jones, 2009.
Photography by Dian Wahyu Utami, 2011.
Photograph by Janine Chandler.
Photograph by Joanne Lis, 1996.
Photography by Paul Lemmon, 2007.
A Visual History T
he Floriade posters from the past 24 years truly tell the story of Austaliaâ€™s biggest celebration of spring. Do you remember these?
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Over the Moon Promotions www.overthemoon.net.au
Hancockâ€™s Daffodils www.daffodilbulbs.com.au
Sold Out National Event Management www.soldout.com.au
Heritage Nursery www.theheritagenursery.com.au
The Gema Group www.gema.com.au
Howlong Nursery www.pottedcolour.com.au
Viliâ€™s Pies www.vilis.com
Jamison Travel www.jamisontravel.com
Wholesale Sleeper Company www.wsleeper.com.au
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ambassador for observatory living
ndoubtedly one of Australia’s most successful exports and recognisable talents, Jamie Durie is coming to Canberra to design a bespoke landscape for the new GEOCON Observatory Living apartments at Wright in the Molonglo Valley. Like most Australians, he loves the outdoors and designs spaces that recognise the crucial role nature plays in nurturing our wellbeing. Watch him build a special capsule of the Observatory Living garden right in the heart of Floriade.
about JAMIE Jamie Durie is a horticulturalist and international award-winning landscape designer and founder and Director of Durie Design. He is the author of 9 best-selling books, founder and Editorial Director of The Outdoor Room magazine, and is a successful television host and producer. A committed environmentalist and pioneer of The Outdoor Room concept, Jamie has changed the face of landscape design, inspiring a whole new generation to rediscover their garden. He draws
inspiration from the natural form, including the vast natural beauty and drama of the Australian landscape, extensive international travel and his passion for Eastern culture and lifestyle through his Sri Lankan heritage. He successfully combines these elements to create his own unique style and approach to garden design. To find out more about Jamie’s work with GEOCON and the Observatory Living project, visit www.observatoryliving.com.au
Message from Jamie I’m thrilled to be visiting Canberra in September for the launch of Australia’s favourite spring celebration. Floriade is the best way to be spring inspired and to flex your creative garden style and design. While I’m here, I’ll be working on an amazing garden design project at Observatory Living in Canberra’s Molonglo Valley and will be using my time at Floriade as inspiration.
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You can visit my Observatory Living capsule garden at Floriade and use the ideas we’re presenting to gather your own spring inspiration and learn more about my work in the Molonglo suburb of Wright.
Rediscover your own garden and passion for style through Durie Design demonstrations on Saturday 15 September – I’ll be on site and look forward to sharing my inspiration.
Style and design is part of everything I do as a landscape designer and horticulturist. I’m passionate about outdoor rooms, living spaces you can share with friends and gardens that inspire health and fitness.
Come to Canberra, visit Australia’s celebration of spring and be spring inspired – I know I am! Jamie
Getting to Floriade
loriade is held in Commonwealth Park, a five-minute walk from Canberra’s city centre. The following information will make your journey to Floriade as simple and enjoyable as possible. See the Floriade map on pages 28 and 29 of this program for more information.
FLORIADE ENTRY GATES
BIKES AND TRICYCLES
The four public entry gates are located at:
A special event bus stop is located on both sides of Commonwealth Avenue, close to the Regatta Point entry gate. ACTION buses provide regular bus services between Floriade and Canberra’s four main town centres. Further details are available from 13 17 10 or action.act.gov.au.
Ride your bike to Floriade. Bike racks are located at the Parkes Way and Regatta Point entry gates. In the interests of public safety, bikes and tricycles must not be walked through Floriade, so make sure you bring a chain and lock, as they must be left at the gate. This includes hand-propelled tricycles for young children.
1. Regatta Point off Commonwealth venue 2. Over the Parkes Way footbridge next to theOlympic Pool car park on Allara Street 3. The eastern end of Nerang Pool, with access via the underpass off Constitution Avenue 4. The south western end of Nerang Pool, where the ferry docks. Pick-up and set-down at the Regatta Point entry gate is permitted for visitors with young children or less mobile passengers. Parking in the pick-up and set-down zone is strictly prohibited.
BOATS Ferry services on Lake Burley Griffin are available to and from Floriade via the Ferry Gate at the south western end of Nerang Pool. Contact the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre for further details 1300 727 655.
WALK Floriade is in close walking distance from many of the city public car parks. So save yourself the parking hassle and enjoy a spring walk through the city!
CANBERRA CENTRE CITY TO FLORIADE free SHUTTLE SERVICE
Parking is available at a number of public car parks* within close proximity to Floriade, including:
Catch the City to Floriade Free Shuttle Service operating daily from the main gates at Floriade Regatta Point to three convenient city locations.
• Off Constitution Avenue
Times: 9am to 5pm
• Off London Circuit
Days: Seven days
• Acton Park car park
Dates: 15 September to 14 October 2012
• Off Coronderrk, Ballumbir and Cooyong Streets • Off King Edward Terrace • National Convention Centre Free accessible parking for people with limited mobility is available adjacent to the Regatta Point entry gate (access off Commonwealth Avenue). Parking is limited and vehicles mustdisplay an authorised disability permit. * Fees may apply.
Departing Canberra Centre in regular 45 minute intervals from: Canberra Centre - Petrie Street Mercure Canberra - Ainslie Avenue Sydney Building - Northbourne Avenue
Visitor info INFORMATION MARQUEE
SMOKE FREE FLORIADE
Visit the Information Marquee located adjacent to the Regatta Point entry gate for informationon entertainment and activities, horticultural presentations and displays, what to do, where to go and more. You can also ask one of the Floriade team members who will be located throughout the park and will be identifiable by their Floriade uniforms.
Floriade is a family friendly event and is moving towards becoming smoke free. Smoking is prohibited by law in marquees, dining areas, Cafe Valenti and the Butterfly Lounge. Please respect other patrons and refrain from smoking in signposted areas and areas frequented by children such as Kid’s Corner, the rides and Stage 88.
ACCESSIBILITY Floriade is located on a four hectare site. The circuit around Floriade is approximately 1.6km and contains some loose granite pathways. Please wear sensible footwear and take all necessary precautions to prevent injury to yourself and those in your company.
WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL CARE Events ACT is committed to ensuring responsible water usage and management for Floriade. Floriade’s main water supply for the garden beds is sourced from Lake Burley Griffin by agreement with the National Capital Authority.
FLORIADE OPENING HOURS Weekdays 9am–5pm Weekends and public holidays 9am–5.30pm
FLORIADE ADMISSION Admission to Floriade during the daytime is FREE. For further visitor information and a full list of conditions of entry visit the floriade website through visitcanberra.com.au
Limited electric scooters and wheelchairs are available for hire at the Regatta Point entry gate. Bookings are essential and fees apply, call 0450 962 245.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY In the interest of health and public safety: Dogs (other than guide dogs with official documentation) and other animals are not permitted at Floriade or Floriade NightFest. Bicycles, tricycles (including handpropelled tricycles), foot propelled scooters, skateboards, rollerblades and segways are not permitted at Floriade or Floriade NightFest
SERVICES AND FACILITIES Bicycle racks are located at the Parkes Way and Regatta Point entry gates. An ATM is located in the Floriade Village.
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timulate your senses with an array of experiences in Canberra this spring. From outdoor fun and delicious food and wine, to world-class cultural attractions housing the nation’s greatest treasures, there’s so much to see and do beyond the gates of Floriade.
Indulge in wine festivals accompanied by gourmet treats, immerse yourself in diverse cultural offerings at the national attractions or simply enjoy the great outdoors. Fancy a leisurely tour of Canberra District wines while sampling gourmet food? The Murrumbateman Moving Feast (29-30 September) is the perfect opportunity to discover what’s great about cool climate wines. A roving degustation, each participating winery will present a signature dish matched with one of their wines. Pick up a map from the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre at 330 Northbourne Avenue Dickson. Discover the home of the Australian story in Canberra. The vast wealth of Australia’s culture, history and way of life is housed in the national museums, galleries and attractions in Canberra. Place a poppy on the name of a loved one on the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour or attend the annual open day Big Things in Store on Sunday 16 September, an annexe in the suburb of Mitchell where the Memorial stores large technology objects not currently on display at the memorial. 50
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Other must sees include the contemporary Indigenous sculpture exhibition Menagerie at the National Museum of Australia, the ever impressive collection of art at the National Gallery of Australia and intriguing gems at the Treasures Gallery at the National Library of Australia. In the suburb of Kingston, see glass artists in action at the Canberra Glassworks. View the work of emerging young artists at the I.D Digital Portraiture Award at the National Portrait Gallery and make the kids happy with a visit to the highly popular Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre or athlete guided tour of the Australian Institute of Sport. Join a Family or ZooVenture tour for a behindthe-scenes experience at the National Zoo & Aquarium. If you’re after a bite to eat, head to the popular foodie precincts of the city and Braddon, Manuka, Kingston or Dickson. Want to take home a piece of the region? Quality handmade art, crafts, produce, jewellery and clothing can be found at the Handmade Markets (29 and 30 September) at the National Convention Centre. The weekly Old Bus Depot Markets each Sunday are a Canberra institution.
Seeking something new? Segway tours are a great way to see the attractions around Lake Burley Griffin. The SegGlideRide company operates lakeside at Commonwealth Place near the International Flag Display. No experience is necessary as you’ll be given a lesson and taken on a guided tour – tour durations start from 20 minutes. Go to visitcanberra.com.au or call 1300 554 114 for more information and to book accommodation.
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“This visually splendid film delivers the belly laughs while holding afloat the dream that self-reinvention is possible, no matter how late in life.” Nick Dent, Sunday Telegraph
Come on a journey of life, love and new beginnings in the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Tea House at Floriade. Be swept off your feet by the beautiful Indian inspired surrounds, relax over a cup of exotic Indian tea and unwind in the charming surrounds of the enclosure, all in celebration of the release of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Blu-ray and DVD from September 19. Daily from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 23 September at the Butterfly Lounge Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
BEN & JERRY’S BRINGS PEACE, LOVE AND ICE CREAM TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL! For the first time ever, the signature chunks and swirls loved by people all over the world will be making an appearance at Floriade! ‘Cone’ on down and visit the colourful Kombi during the festival to help us spread the peace, love and ice-cream. Try our taste-bud tickling flavours such as Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Chocolate Fudge Brownie & Strawberry Cheesecake and meet our legendairy cows (if they haven’t wandered off again!). So get your spoons ready and get moo-ving down to Floriade!
The ACTEW Water Peopleâ€™s Choice Award Have your say with the new ACTEW Water People's Choice Award! There are four ACTEW Water Showcase Display Gardens at Floriade and we want you to choose your favourite. The voting is open during Floriade, between 15 September and 3 October, 2012. This award for best showcase display garden is decided by public vote rather than the judging panel, so give it a go!
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3. You will automatically be taken to the voting page. 4. Choose your favourite showcase display garden from the list and vote. The winning garden in the People's Choice Award will close on Wednesday 3 October, and will be announced on the Official Floriade Facebook page on Thursday 4 October.
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