Kathy from Persnickety Tutu sure got it right when she said: "We can always find ways to get away, even in the place we live. I highly recommend being a tourist in your own town..."
When it's Floriade time in Canberra, the tourist numbers swell like the spring buds on the trees. Tens of thousands of bulbs of all types and colors are planted in Commonwealth Park on the lake each year for everyone to enjoy. All the locals turn out to see flower display as well as interstate and sometimes overseas visitors.
I always go if I'm in town, but sometimes Italy calls...
An annual outing all the years my children were growing up, was to the Floriade flower festival. It is a wonder to see every September, in Commonwealth Park, in the City, next to Lake Burley Griffin.
Gran means love - my boys will always have memories of strolling through the flowers, tip toeing through the tulips, with their gran.
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