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Top 5 Spring Flower Festivals in Australia 2016 You Shouldn’t Miss

In the months of September and October, Australia gets busy hosting an impressive spread of flower festivals. If you happen to visit Australia around springtime, get in touch with a car rental company, pick a car of your choice and drive around to get a glimpse of the country’s floral wealth.

Floriade Flower Festival

It is one of the most prestigious events held annually in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Spread over a sprawling 2 acres, the Floriade Flower Festival is teeming with millions of fragrant beauties. The Night Fest is a nice stop over after the festival, if you are game for an evening of cultural performances.

When: 17th September 2016 to 16th October 2016

Where: Commonwealth Park, Canberra

Timings: Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm; Weekends and Public Holidays 9 am – 5.30 pm.

Entry Fees: Free

Bowral Tulip Time Festival

Spring tulips in every hue you know greet you at The Bowral Tulip Time Festival. Take part in the Street Parade, shop at the Market Stalls or ride in the vintage steam train, to make the most of your visit.

When: 13th September 2016 to 25th September 2016

Where: Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral

Timings: Sunday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fees: Adult – $10, Concession/Pensioner – $6, Children between 13- 17 years – $6, Groups of 20 or more – $5

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Stroll through the floral gardens, learn DIY arts & crafts and try the wine & beer assortment at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers . Some of the flowers & plants on display are Clivia, Geranium, Orchid, Bromellads, and Bonsai.

When: 16th September 2016 to 25th September 2016

Where:86 James Street (Warrego Highway), Toowoomba, Queensland

Timings: Varies depending on each event

Entry Fees: Adult – $33, Student/Concession – $28, Children – $14, Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 chidlren) – $75

Kings Park Festival

Satiate your olfactory senses by visiting this floral heaven. Bountiful with wildflowers and exotic blooms, the Kings Park Flower Festival guarantees to not disappoint you.

When: 1st September to 30th September

Where: Fraser Avenue, Kings Park, Perth, WA

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm, daily

Entry Fees: Free

Renmark’s Rose Festival

Home to 51 garden beds and more than 3,500 rose bushes, Renmark’s Rose Festival will celebrate its 22nd anniversary this October. Theme-based floral arrangements made by experts, amateurs and children are put on display every year along with an exhibition of floral carpets and crafts. This year’s theme is titled ‘For the Love of Roses’.

When: 14th October to 23rd October

Where: Moorna Street, Renmark, South Australia

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm, daily

Entry Fees: Varies depending on each event