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Imagine garden bed designs full of colour, patterns and movement. With over 100 species of tulips onsite, and an innovative feature garden, Floriade welcomes spring in style.

Designing the Floriade flowerbeds for a milestone anniversary is no mean feat. A process which commences 18 months prior to the event, the Floriade Master Plan is created with the flower grower and flower lover in mind.

Enlisting the expert creative and technical services of LANDSCAPEalign, a Canberra design group comprised of SPACELAB, Harris Hobbs Landscapes and dsb Landscape Architects, Floriade’s garden beds are brought to life each year. From humble concept sketches – pen and pencil on paper – to mapped design files and finally, onsite soil mark out, Floriade rejuvenates Commonwealth Park into a floral oasis, each spring.

Enjoy a sneak peek at the 2017 garden bed designs below.

1

Formal Garden

Designed around the theme of a ‘Carnival of Cultures’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 1995.

Bellis Pirouette Pink
Bellis Turbo Red
Iris Paris
Pansy Faced Dark Blue
Pansy Faced Yellow
Pansy Large Orange
Pansy Oranges and Lemons
Pansy Strawberry Crush
Ranunculus Yellow
Tulipa Apeldoorn
Tulipa Barcelona
Tulipa Cacharel
Tulipa Carola
Tulipa Cuban Night
Tulipa Darwi-orange
Tulipa Dordogne
Tulipa Erna Lindgreen
Tulipa Friendship
Tulipa Holland Beauty
Tulipa Holland Happening
Tulipa Lalibela
Tulipa Maureen
Tulipa Maya
Tulipa Monte Peony
Tulipa Roi du Midi
Tulipa Spryng
Tulipa Strong Gold
Tulipa Synaeda Orange
Viola Bowles Black
Viola Moons Yellow
Viola Red
Viola Spreading Yellow

7

Lotus

This garden bed design has featured multiple times at Floriade over the years, yet most recently seen in full bloom at Floriade 2005.

Bellis Pirouette Pink
Hyacinth China Pink
Hyacinth Hot Pink
Hyacinth Pink Surprise
Pansy Giant Shades of Purple
Pansy Large White
Pansy Waterfall
Tulipa Angelique
Tulipa Claudia
Tulipa Menton
Tulipa Royal Virgin
Tulipa Snowboard

16

Life in Bloom

Designed around the theme of ‘Life in Bloom’, this garden bed design is new to Floriade.

Bellis Turbo Red
Bellis Turbo White
Pansy Giant Flower Yellow
Pansy Large Black
Pansy Large Orange
Pansy Pussycat Purple
Pansy Strawberry Crush
Tulipa Barcelona
Tulipa Blue Parrot
Tulipa City of Vancouver
Tulipa Dordogne
Tulipa Friendship
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Ile De France
Tulipa Lalibela
Tulipa Leen Van Der Mark
Tulipa Margarita
Tulipa Muscadet
Tulipa Queen of the Night
Tulipa Saigon
Tulipa White Heart
Viola Yellow

6

Flower Power

Designed around the theme of ‘Magic of the Gardens’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 1999.

Bellis Turbo Red
Hyacinth China Pink
Hyacinth Miss Saigon
Marguerite Daisy White
Narcissus Standard Value
Pansy Blue Sunrise
Pansy Chianti
Pansy Faced Rose
Pansy Faced Scarlet Red
Pansy Faced Yellow
Pansy Giant Whiskers Yellow
Pansy Sea Shell
Pansy Velvet
Pansy Waterfall
Parsley – Curly Leaved
Ranunculus Yellow
Tulipa Bloody Mary
Tulipa Burgundy Lace
Tulipa Cacharel
Tulipa Claudia
Tulipa Flaming Parrot
Tulipa Holland Happening
Tulipa Lucky Parrot
Tulipa Monsella
Tulipa Passionale
Tulipa Paul Scherer
Tulipa Strong Gold
Tulipa Verona
Viola Blue
Viola Bowles Black
Viola Spreading Yellow
Violetta Tiny Tots Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

8

Bouquet

Designed around the theme of ‘Magic of the Gardens’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 1999.

Bellis Pirouette Pink
Iris Casablanca
Narcissus Accent
Narcissus Standard Value
Pansy Giant Flower Blue Shades
Pansy Large Orange
Pansy Large White
Pansy Oranges and Lemons
Pansy Pussycat Purple
Pansy Pussycat Yellow
Pansy Santa Fe
Parsley – Curly Leaved
Ranunculus Orange
Tulipa Avignon
Tulipa Black Hero
Tulipa Burgundy Lace
Tulipa Gerrit Van Der Valk
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Lanka
Tulipa Negrita
Tulipa Rosalie
Viola Bowles Black
Viola Large Red

12

The Heavens in Bloom

Designed around the theme of ‘The Heavens in Bloom’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 2003.

Bellis Pirouette Pink
Bellis Turbo White
Bellis Turbo White
Narcissus Erlicheer
Narcissus Geranium
Narcissus Pearl
Narcissus Sir Winston Churchill
Pansy Cutie Cat Oscar
Pansy Faced Dark Blue
Pansy Faced Primrose
Pansy Faced Yellow
Pansy Giant Flower Red
Pansy Giant Shades of Purple
Pansy Large Orange
Pansy Oranges and Lemons
Pansy Pussycat Yellow
Pansy Strawberry
Ranunculus Orange
Ranunculus Pink
Ranunculus Yellow
Tulipa Attila Graffiti
Tulipa Avignon
Tulipa Claudia
Tulipa Denise
Tulipa Judith Leyster
Tulipa La Courtine
Tulipa Rosalie
Tulipa Spring Green
Tulipa Strong Gold
Tulipa Verandi
Tulipa Webers Parrot
Tulipa White Heart
Viola Bowles Black
Viola White

3

DNA

Designed around the theme of ‘Innovation’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 2013.

Bellis Pirouette Pink
Bellis Turbo Red
Kale
Narcissus Late Mixed
Pansy Pussycat Purple
Ranunculus Yellow
Tulipa Attila Graffiti
Tulipa Black Parrot
Tulipa Claudia
Tulipa First Class
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Holland Beauty
Tulipa Margarita
Tulipa Menton
Tulipa Paul Scherer
Tulipa Queen of the Night
Tulipa Royal Virgin
Viola Bowles Black
Viola Spreading White
Violetta Tiny Tots Fruit Salad

5

Chequered Flag

Designed around the theme of ‘Embrace Passion’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 2014.

Pansy Giant Shades of Purple
Pansy Large White
Tulipa Cortina
Tulipa Negrita
Tulipa Synaeda Show

14

Under The Southern Cross

Designed around the theme of ‘Reflection’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 2015.

Narcissus Ballade
Narcissus Bridal Crown
Narcissus Erlicheer
Narcissus Exception
Pansy Large White
Pansy Oranges and Lemons
Pansy Pussycat Yellow
Pansy Velvet
Ranunculus Orange
Ranunculus Yellow
Tulipa Attila Graffiti
Tulipa Avignon
Tulipa Friendship
Tulipa Gerrit Van Der Valk
Tulipa Gwen
Tulipa Ile De France
Tulipa Maya
Tulipa Mondial
Tulipa Muscadet
Tulipa Rococo

2

Fruit Salad

Designed around the theme of ‘Gardens and Gourmets’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 1998.

Bellis Turbo Pink
Bellis Turbo Red
Kale – Curly Leaved
Pansy Large Orange
Pansy Large Yellow
Pansy Strawberry Crush
Parsley – Curly Leaved
Ranunculus Red
Tulipa Apeldoorn
Tulipa Carola
Tulipa Darwi-orange
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Ile De France
Tulipa Menton
Tulipa Paul Scherer
Viola Bowles Black

9

30 years of Floriade

Designed for Floriade’s 30th anniversary, this garden bed pays homage to the 2017 theme of ‘Rejuvenation’.

Bellis Pirouette Pink
Bellis Turbo Red
Bellis Turbo White
Daffodil Late Mixed
Muscari
Pansy Faced Dark Blue
Pansy Large Primrose
Pansy Pussycat Purple
Ranunculus White
Ranunculus Yellow
Scilla
Tulipa Attila Graffiti
Tulipa Black Hero
Tulipa Camargue
Tulipa Cuban Night
Tulipa Friendship
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Ile De France
Tulipa Maureen
Tulipa Muscadet
Tulipa Negrita
Tulipa Rosalie
Tulipa Silentia
Tulipa Spring Green
Viola Harmony in Yellow
Viola Spreading White

17

De Stijl

This garden bed design has featured multiple times at Floriade over the years, yet most recently seen in full bloom at Floriade 2016.

Bellis Turbo Red
Bellis Turbo White
Pansy Giant Shades of Purple
Ranunculus Burgundy
Tulipa Agrass White
Tulipa City of Vancouver
Tulipa Clearwater
Tulipa Friendship
Tulipa Ile de France
Tulipa Lanka
Tulipa Muscadet
Tulipa Negrita
Tulipa Queen of the Night
Tulipa Renown
Viola Bowles Black
Viola Yellow

15

Bach-Man

A design mash up, featuring musical notes, a piano and Pac-Man, this garden bed has design elements from Floriade 2008 and 2014.

Bellis Turbo Pink
Pansy Chianti
Pansy Large Black
Pansy Large Lavender Shades
Pansy Large Primrose
Pansy Oranges and Lemons
Pansy Velvet
Ranunculus Orange
Ranunculus Pink
Ranunculus Red
Tulipa Ad Rem
Tulipa Agrass White
Tulipa Avignon
Tulipa Barcelona
Tulipa Black Parrot
Tulipa Blue Parrot
Tulipa Claudia
Tulipa Daytona
Tulipa Dick Passchier
Tulipa Friendship
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Margarita
Tulipa Maureen
Tulipa Menton
Tulipa Passionale
Tulipa Pink Impression
Tulipa Roi du Midi
Tulipa Saigon
Tulipa Silentia
Tulipa Silhouette Bouquet
Viola Harmony in Blue
Viola spreading White
Violetta Tiny Tots Fruit Salad

10

Great Bulbs of Fire

Designed around the theme of ‘Aussie Icons, Myths and Legends’, this surf, sun and sand garden bed design last featured at Floriade 2007.

Bellis Turbo Red
Pansy Cutie Cat Merlot
Pansy Faced Yellow
Pansy Giant Flower Red
Pansy Large Orange
Pansy Oranges and Lemons
Ranunculus Orange
Tulipa Apeldoorn
Tulipa Asahi
Tulipa Avignon
Tulipa Darwi-orange
Tulipa La Courtine
Tulipa Lalibela
Tulipa Monsella
Tulipa Monte Peony
Tulipa Red Power
Tulipa Rococo
Tulipa Roulette
Tulipa Silhouette Bouquet
Tulipa Spryng
Tulipa Strong Gold
Tulipa Verandi
Viola Yellow

13

Comet Tail

Designed around the theme of ‘The Heavens in Bloom’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 2003.

Bellis Turbo Red
Narcissus Pearl
Pansy Large White
Pansy Pussycat Purple
Ranunculus Burgundy
Tulipa Curly Sue
Tulipa Ile de France
Tulipa Kingsblood
Tulipa Negrita
Tulipa Paul Scherer
Tulipa Queen of the Night
Tulipa Royal Virgin
Viola Bowles Black

19

Melting Clock

Designed for Floriade’s 30th anniversary, this garden bed design plays with the idea of Floriade, art and time.

Bellis Turbo Red
Bellis Turbo White
Pansy Large Lavender Shades
Pansy Large Rose
Pansy Large Yellow
Ranunculus Red
Tulipa Bloody Mary
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Saigon
Tulipa Strong Gold
Tulipa Synaeda Show

18

Tetris

Created from StrathAyr portable planter boxes, and designed around the theme of a ‘Games in the Garden’, this garden bed design last featured at both Floriade 2000 and 2016.

Pansy Cutie Cat Ruben
Pansy Faced Yellow
Pansy Mikado
Pansy Misty Moon
Pansy Pussy Cat Yellow
Pansy Regal Ruffles
Pansy Santa Fe
Pansy Torch
Pansy Velvet
Pansy Wild Silk
Pansy Wild Silk
Ranunculus White
Tulipa Agrass White
Tulipa Burgundy Lace
Tulipa Cacharel
Tulipa Cortina
Tulipa Curly Sue
Tulipa First Class
Tulipa Gavota
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Ile de France
Tulipa Lucky Strike
Tulipa Maya
Tulipa Negrita
Tulipa Paul Scherer
Tulipa Queen of the Night
Tulipa Queensland
Tulipa Real Time
Tulipa Red Power
Tulipa Royal Virgin
Tulipa Tropical Lady
Tulipa Verandi
Tulipa Webers Parrot
Tulipa White Heart
Tulipa White Lizard
Viola Bowles Black
Viola Harmony in Yellow
Viola Moons Yellow
Viola Spreading White
Violetta Mango Grape

4

Spice Market / Raceway

Designed predominantly around the theme of ‘A Feast For the Senses’, this garden bed design mash up last featured at Floriade 2011.

Bellis Pirouette Pink
Bellis Turbo Red
Bellis Turbo White
Iris Casablanca
Marguerite Daisy White
Narcissus Ballade
Narcissus Double Fashion
Narcissus Pearl
Pansy Faced Yellow
Pansy Giant Shades of Purple
Pansy Large Black
Pansy Large Orange
Ranunculus Pink
Ranunculus Red
Tulipa Avignon
Tulipa Burgundy Lace
Tulipa City of Vancouver
Tulipa First Class
Tulipa Friendship
Tulipa Negrita
Tulipa Paul Scherer
Tulipa Queen of the Night
Tulipa Saigon
Tulipa Spryng
Viola Bowles Black
Viola Spreading Yellow

21

Budding Love

Love hearts have been a common feature shape within garden bed designs  at Floriade over the years, yet most recently seen in full bloom at Floriade 2015.

Bellis Pirouette Pink
Bellis Turbo Red
Pansy Giant Flower White
Pansy Large Orange
Pansy Large Yellow
Pansy Moonlight Bay
Pansy Strawberry Crush
Pansy Velvet
Ranunculus Burgundy
Ranunculus Burgundy
Tulipa Ad Rem
Tulipa Barcelona
Tulipa Gavota
Tulipa Holland Happening
Tulipa Honeymoon
Tulipa Idols
Tulipa Largo
Tulipa Margarita
Tulipa Negrita
Tulipa Pink Impression
Tulipa Rococo
Tulipa Rosalie
Tulipa Snowboard
Tulipa Strong Gold

20

Budding Love

Love hearts have been a common feature shape within garden bed designs  at Floriade over the years, yet most recently seen in full bloom at Floriade 2015.

Bellis Turbo Red
Bellis Turbo White
Narcissus Erlicheer
Pansy Chianti
Pansy Faced Primrose
Pansy Faced Rose
Pansy Giant Shades of Purple
Pansy Large Orange
Pansy Plum Crazy
Pansy Velvet
Tulip Red Power
Tulipa Ad Rem
Tulipa Agrass White
Tulipa Apeldoorn
Tulipa Bloody Mary
Tulipa Carola
Tulipa Denise
Tulipa Dordogne
Tulipa Hamilton
Tulipa Judith Leyster
Tulipa Lanka
Tulipa Malaysia
Tulipa Menton
Tulipa Monte Peony
Tulipa Negrita
Tulipa Roulette
Tulipa Royal Virgin
Tulipa Saigon
Tulipa The Mounties
Tulipa Tropical Lady
Tulipa Zorro
Viola Red

11

The Wonder of Water

Designed around the theme of ‘The Wonder of Water’, this garden bed design last featured at Floriade 2004.

Bellis Turbo White
Iris Blue Magic
Iris Paris
Iris Telstar
Jonquil “Pearl”
Muscari
Pansy Large Lavender Shades
Pansy Large Mid Blue
Pansy Waterfall
Starflower
Tulipa Black Hero
Tulipa Claudia
Tulipa Evita
Tulipa Paul Scherer
Tulipa Royal Virgin
Tulipa Saigon
Viola Bowles Black