• Neale Guthrie, Joy Burch, Adelina La Vita and Indira Naidoo

    Neale Guthrie, Joy Burch, Adelina La Vita and Indira Naidoo

  • Neale Guthrie

    Neale Guthrie

  • Andrew Forster and Kiera Mangelsdorf

    Andrew Forster and Kiera Mangelsdorf

  • Cabbage butterflys on stilts......

    Cabbage butterflys on stilts......

  • Julie Nichols, Rachel Evagelou and Vicky Kidd-Gallichan

    Julie Nichols, Rachel Evagelou and Vicky Kidd-Gallichan

  • Adelina La Vita

    Adelina La Vita

Floriade 2014…..after 27 years we’ve become as used to its regularity as Christmas, Easter and a birthday with probably for most just as much pleasure. And what’s not to love about a tiptoe through the tulips in Canberra’s spring when if it’s warm it’s wonderful, if not we stay home. But this city needs the tourists and visitors with 450,000 meandering annually.

To entice and delight the official opening media pack the vertical living gardener Indira Naidoo was the star attraction giving us a hint of the crazy sex of plants on her balcony and the possibilities for apartment livers to grow, eat and share their produce with just a little effort. Her famous carrot cake is the star of her apartment block and perfect for crabby neighbours.

Well the vertical garden at Floriade is still warming to the weather to make its special appearance, the wonderful head gardener Andrew Foster is still in charge and there will be many and varied activities for all gardeners and lovers of this bloomin’ beautiful bulb-fest over the month of our favourite backyard floral fantasy. So this is a story to be continued……………