Flower Day on Melbourne Street

Melbourne 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 to become an annual event.

For the second year in a row Melbourne Street celebrated Flower Day with creative and joyful installations and gerbera stem giveaways along the street.

The Melbourne Street mannequins were once again dressed to impress in floral finery, featuring roses to coincide with the World Rose Convention in Adelaide.

A trio of new planted mannequins were also installed to adorn the frontage of the Melbourne Street Chemist, featuring living skirts made of Baby Sun Rose and Dichondra thanks to the team at the City of Adelaide Nursery.

The 2022 mannequin installation by Floristry by Sally Wotton.

The 2021 mannequin installation by Studio Botanic.

Flower Day mannequins on Melbourne Street

In 2021, Anya Anastasia created a dress made with fresh ranunculi and roamed the street spreading joy with gerbera stem giveaways.

Flower girl handing out flowers

To celebrate the day, students at North Adelaide Primary School once again received a gerbera stem to take home to a loved one. 

To receive a flower, an unexpected and beautiful gift, was such a lovely surprise. During these difficult times gestures like this mean so much!

—North Adelaide Primary School parent