Inaugural Australian Flowers Week

 

Australian Flowers Week

The inaugural Australian Flowers Week will be held this Southern Hemisphere spring between Saturday 17 September to Sunday 25 September to celebrate the beauty of Australian fresh flowers and foliage. Australian Flowers Week is an annual celebration of the beauty and diversity of Australia’s fantastic fresh flower and foliage industry. It recognises the value of flowers to Australian’s lives by hosting a number of events and activities that focus on flowers.

The ‘Flowers Week’ concept has been successfully implemented in both the USA and UK and Australia’s has derived from a grassroots movement within the industry that is gathering momentum and bringing the industry together to celebrate flowers nationally.

There are plenty of activities listed on the Australian Flowers Week Calendar of Events including Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers; ‘Wild about waratahs’ festival in the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and the Tesselaar Tulip Festival; Canberra’s Floriade as well as dozens of other local activities including floral demonstrations, promotions and giveaways as well as special product promotions in local independent florists from Cairns to Perth.

Australian Flowers Weeks is being supported by a number of industry organisations including the Australian Flower Council; Australian Florist Network; NSW Flower Growers Group; Flower Association of Queensland; Flowers Victoria, WildFlowers Australia; Wildflower Industry Network as well as dozens of private companies that have been involved in the planning discussions.

For more information, interviews with industry members or to become involved please contact Shane Holborn on 0403 018 625 or shane@flowersqueensland.asn.au  Ω

Posted 20 August 2016


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