Flower Day on Hutt Street

Hutt Street

From 1938 to 1975, Adelaide celebrated an annual Flower Day that allowed Adelaidean's to show pride in their city by beautifying it with mass displays of flowers. Some 46 years later, Flower Day made its long-awaited return on Thursday 23 September 2021, brought to you by the City of Adelaide.

Hutt Street celebrated Flower Day with a range of creative and joyful installations and flower give aways.

The lamp-posts at the historical Victoria Terrace and Cornershop (Chianti’s) were decorated with blooming beautiful blue and purple flowers overnight by Studio Botanic. This created a surprise and delight element for traders and customers.

Hutt Street Flower Day

‘A city is about people and enlivening the senses- smell, touch, sight, taste, sound. This is a great example of how simple it is to create interest and bring beauty and activity to a city’

Local Visitor

Garden bed seating was also installed on the corner of Halifax and Hutt Street – the renowned ‘Heart of Hutt Street’ – with gorgeous pots of colour, where people could sit and relax, watch the day unfold and then make their way to Hutt Street library where purple Iris stems were given away to visitors.

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"This is just the best thing ever!!! I have always said the city needs lashings of flowers to add beauty and style. New York does it best…and now Adelaide. It just makes me so happy!"

Local Resident

Flower Day created smiles all around on Hutt Street and gave a spark of hope and delight during what has been a tough year for our businesses.

Gillies Street Primary was also involved and The Flower Hutt delivered purple Iris stems for teachers and students to take home and spread the joy. As a whole school, each student painted a flower on a rock, with their name, and the year, and these rocks were placed in a garden bed in the front of the school.

Many classes practised drawing flowers on paper prior to doing their paintings on the rocks.

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"The students loved receiving the flowers at the end of the day - definitely brought smiles to their faces, so a big thank you from all of us here at Gilles Street Primary School."

Student Wellbeing Teacher