Red and green are the colors of the COGS Kambah Community Garden.
Returning for its third year, Floriade Community has brought the color of Floriade to the suburbs of Canberra.
Starting in 2020 and reimagined for this year’s festivities, community groups have gotten their hands dirty by planting Floriade’s signature bulbs and annuals across areas of Canberra, creating the Tulip Trail.
Canberra Organic Growers Society (COGS) Kambah Garden is just one of 100 community groups participating in Floriade Community.
“Participating in the Floriade Community project has been an enriching experience for us. This is our third year participating in Floriade Community – and our enthusiasm grows every year,” said Allan Sharpe, Kambah Garden Manager.
“Passersby often comment favorably on the flowers and many come to see them up close, giving us the opportunity to tell them about what we do at COGS Gardens.”
Powered by FOGO. Linq residents Ayesha and Vikky with their version of Floriade Community.
Residents of Linq Apartments in Belconnen recycle their food and garden waste as part of the ACT Governments Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) pilot program.
The waste produced under the program has since been collected and turned into compost. Linq residents Ayesha and Vikky used one of the first batches of FOGO compost produced to fertilize the soil and grow tulips in the gardens around their building.
“The other Linq residents and I have been composting our food scraps for a while now as part of the FOGO program,” said resident Vikky.
“We received a bag of treated compost from the municipal services to use on the 30 bulbs we planted and it’s fantastic to see our little gardens thriving every day.”
A full list of Floriade community participants can be found on the Floriade website: https://floriadeaustralia.com/floriade-community/
Find Floriade in your area below.
Alinga Street and Northbourne Avenue, City of Canberra.
Royal Australian Mint, Deakin.
Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo Valley:
Isaacs Neighborhood Group, Isaacs stores.
Scouts Association of Australia, ACT branch, Garran.
Working Communities, Taylor Child Care and Early Education Center.
Canberra Organic Growers Society (COGS) Kambah Garden.
Biraalee Scout Group, Gungahlin.
Linq Apartments, Belconnen.