28 Oct, 2022

Adelaide's favourite floral festival returns over two days

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Flower Day is back, with more flowers, more installations and more activities planned over two days of celebrations in the city and North Adelaide.

Celebrations for Flower Day will be happening today and tomorrow to coincide with the World Rose Convention, which is being held in Adelaide this weekend.

The City of Adelaide with the help of local florists, floristry students and community groups will be creating a dozen temporary floral installations and there’s even an opportunity for the public to get involved.

In a throwback to the Flower Day celebrations of previous generations, the community is encouraged to bring a flower or two from their own garden to help decorate a 6-metre archway at North Terrace.

In total there’ll be 12 temporary floral installations at the following locations:

O’Connell Street – vintage flower market at North Adelaide Village

Melbourne Street – Melbourne Street mannequins dressed to impress for street market

Adelaide Botanic Gardens – heritage North Terrace gates decoration

Currie Street – a buzzing display at Leigh Street intersection

Light Square / Wauwi – Floristry students will create a colourful display at the Pride Walk

Pirie Street – Paper flower wall at City of Adelaide Customer Centre

Hutt Street – hanging wisteria at Halifax Street arbours

Adelaide Central Market – a splash of colour given to the market’s interior

Moonta Street – potted plants to decorate Chinatown

Hindmarsh Square / Mukata – Herbie the community herb truck to visit Hindmarsh Square

Adelaide Convention Centre – Live installation to celebrate World Rose Convention

North Terrace – interactive display to build a floral archway near Pulteney Street

In addition, the City of Adelaide will be giving away 3500 single stem flowers at various locations, including primary schools and community centres.

City of Adelaide Acting CEO Ilia Houridis hopes the two-day celebration helps lift the moods of everyone in the city and North Adelaide.

“What better way to put a smile on someone’s face than by giving them a flower and why not take the opportunity to explore our city by visiting the stunning installations being created by the talented florists,” said Mr Houridis.

“The City of Adelaide has a dedicated team of almost a hundred horticulturalists working around the clock, planting more than 80,000 plants every year to help add a splash of colour to our wonderful city.

“Adelaide is famous for its roses and we have more than 25,000 roses in our various parks, gardens and squares, so it’s great that we can celebrate Flower Day simultaneously with the World Rose Convention.”

Flower Day was an annual celebration in Adelaide from 1938 to 1975 but was revived by the City of Adelaide last year to help revitalise the city by spreading joy and positivity. The City of Adelaide has invested $60,000 into the Flower Day celebrations.

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Jack Berketa