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Our love for Canberra and Flowers brings us the Canberra Florist ListOur mission is to share not only specifics about Florists that we support in Canberra, but to also supply information about Canberra.
Please use these florists knowing that you are supporting local Canberra businesses as well as keeping a time honoured tradition of giving flowers to those you love alive and well.
We will blog about all things flowers and all things Canberra, and Australia. Visit often to find out more.
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They are more likely to give you flowers than fancy chocolates (remember the Ferrero Rocher adverts!) but the 2017 Ambassadors for Colombian Flowers are every bit as fabulous.
Invited to be part of the programme because they genuinely buy Colombian flowers as a matter of course and have done for many years, the first new faces; Morgan Nuth, Karen Broxholme, Keri Walker, Helmer Cuartas (yes he is a Colombian living in London) and Caroline Pecorelli are all retail florists with their own GFG approved shops and so know exactly the sort of issues facing their fellow florists.
Fellow GFG’ers Ian Lloyd, one of the UK’s top designers and regular wedding florist for Peckforton Castle and Louise Roots, head florist at Leeds Castle, represent the event sector where costs are equally crucial and why both use Colombian extensively because they know when it comes to big gigs nothing beats the value and coverage of Colombian flowers.
Which means they are exactly the right people to give help, advice and guidance on which Colombian varieties to choose, what to look out for and why making the switch from simply thinking Dutch can save a fortune. In fact, if you want to ask them yourselves why they buy Colombian then pop down (up/around) to Leeds Castle in Kent on Tuesday and Wednesday 26/27 September as all the Ambassadors will be there taking part in the first photo shoot as well as doing demonstrations.
But it isn’t just florists we’ll be working with. Because who supplies your Colombian flowers is just as important to make sure you can buy the very best their growers have to offer. And that’s why we’ll be working closely with both Optimus Flowers, the UK’s biggest importer of Colombian flowers and our Ambassador’s wholesalers as well; Clog Flowers in Manchester, RM Flowers in Nottingham, SouthEast Flowers in Ashford, Kent, New Covent Garden Market, Peter J Hawking in Bristol and FleuraMetz who offer both national delivery and have branches in London. Glasgow and Dublin.
Over the coming months we’ll bring you news of the new website … complete with varieties and design inspiration, keep you up to date with our regular newsletters and of course bring you oodles of ideas and advice from the Colombian Ambassadors. If we can find a way of getting you chocolates as well we will!
More News from the web Portraits of Marie Born in Marinette, Von Bruenchenhein worked for a florist after graduating from high school and cultivated a strong interest in plants and cacti.
Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Von Bruenchenhein's otherworldly art confirms his weird greatness," 24 Aug. 2017 The White House florist had made bouquets for the Obama girls.
Katherine Skiba, chicagotribune.com, "Malia Obama's gap year about to end as she goes to Harvard," 18 Aug. 2017 Upon arrival at their destination, florists can keep buds refrigerated for up to 45 days.
Alaska Dispatch News, "MAKING IT: Cultivating a second career," 17 Aug. 2017 On the main drag, Trump’s club leads to the local library, a red brick building with a garden and giraffe sculpture in the back, a few pizza places, a deli, some gas stations, and florists.
Emily Jane Fox, The Hive, "Fear and Loathing in Bedminster: On the Ground in the Quiet, Bucolic Town Where Donald Trump Is Toying with Blowing Up the World," 10 Aug. 2017 About 310,000 businesses in the U.S. provide services at weddings, according to IbisWorld, and many of them—from florists to bakers to photographers—are feeling the economic pain.
Ben Steverman, Bloomberg.com, "Why You’re Being Invited to Fewer Weddings," 28 July 2017 Florists and gardeners are forever on the lookout for new colors and varieties of plants, however, but making popular ornamental and cut flowers, like roses, vibrant blue has proved quite difficult.
Jenna Milliner-Waddell, ELLE Decor, "What We Know About The Florist Behind Beyonce’s Photoshoot With The Twins," 17 July 2017
Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Scientists genetically engineer the world’s first blue chrysanthemum," 26 July 2017 An Indianapolis florist is hiding free bouquets around central Indiana this week, according to Fox59.
Current Australian FLower List
ACANTHACEAE : Black Eyed Susan family
ACTINIDIACEAE : Kiwifruit family
AGAVACEAE : Agave family
AIZOACEAE : Pigface family
ALISMATACEAE : Water Poppy family
ALLIACEAE : Onion family
AMARANTHACEAE : Joyweed family
AMARYLLIDACEAE : Daffodil family
ANACARDIACEAE : Mango family
ANNONACEAE : Custard Apple family
APIACEAE : Celery family
APOCYNACEAE : Oleander family
AQUIFOLIACEAE : Holly family
ARACEAE : Arum family
ARALIACEAE : Ivy family
ARAUCARIACEAE : Bunya family
ARECACEAE : Palm family
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE : Dutchman's Pipe family
ASPARAGACEAE : Asparagus family
ASPHODELACEAE : Aloe family
ASTERACEAE : Daisy family
BALSAMINACEAE : Balsam family
BASELLACEAE : Madeira Vine family
BEGONIACEAE : Begonia family
BERBERIDACEAE : Nandina family
BETULACEAE : Birch family
BIGNONIACEAE : Jacaranda family
BIXACEAE : Kapok family
BOMBACACEAE : Baobab family
BORAGINACEAE : Comfrey family
BRASSICACEAE : Cabbage family
BROMELIACEAE : Bromeliad family
BURSERACEAE : Torchwood family
BUXACEAE : Box family
CACTACEAE : Cactus family
CAESALPINIACEAE : Cassia family
CAMPANULACEAE : Harebell family
CANNACEAE : Canna family
CAPPARACEAE : Capparis family
CAPRIFOLIACEAE : Abelia family
CARICACEAE : Papaya family
CARYOPHYLLACEAE : Carnation family
CASUARINACEAE : She Oak family
CELASTRACEAE : Staff Vine family
CENTROLEPIDACEAE : Centrolepis family
CHENOPODIACEAE : Beetroot family
CISTACEAE : Rockrose family
CLUSIACEAE : St. John's Wort family
COMBRETACEAE : False Almond family
COMMELINACEAE : Wandering Jew Family
CONVOLVULACEAE : Sweet Potato family
CORNACEAE : Dogwood family
CRASSULACEAE : Crassula family
CUCURBITACEAE : Cucumber family
CUNONIACEAE : Christmas Bush family
CUPRESSACEAE : Cypress family
CYPERACEAE : Papyrus family
DILLENIACEAE : Hibertia family
DIOSCOREACEAE : Yam family
DIPSACACEAE : Scabious family
DROSERACEAE : Sundew family
EBENACEAE : Persimmon family
ELAEOCARPACEAE : Blueberry Ash family
ERICACEAE : Azalea family
EUPHORBIACEAE : Spurge family
FABACEAE : Pea family
FAGACEAE : Oak family
GENTIANACEAE : Gentian family
GERANIACEAE : Geranium family
GESNERIACEAE : African Violet family
GINKGOACEAE : Yínguo family
GOODIACEAE : Dampiera family
HAEMODORACEAE : Kangaroo Paw family
HALORAGACEAE : Raspwort family
HAMAMELIDACEAE : Liquidambar family
HYDROCHARITACEAE : Swamp Lily family
IRIDACEAE : Iris family
JUGLANDACEAE : Walnut family
JUNCACEAE : Sea Rush family
LAMIACEAE : Lavender family
LAURACEAE : Laurel family
LAXMANNIACEAE : Mat Rush family
LECYTHIDACEAE : Brazil Nut family
LILIACEAE : Lily family
LINACEAE : Flax family
LOGANIACEAE : Strychnine family
LORANTHACEAE : Mistletoe family
LYTHRACEAE : Crepe Myrtle family
MAGNOLIACEAE : Magnolia family
MALPIGHIACEAE : Golden Chain family
MALVACEAE : Hibiscus family
MARANTACEAE : Zebra Plant family
MELASTOMATACEAE : Lasiandra family
MELIACEAE : White Cedar family
MELIANTHACEAE : Honey Flower family
MENISPERMACEAE : Stephania family
MENYANTHACEAE : Marshwort family
MIMOSACEAE : Wattle family
MONIMIACEAE : Sassafras family
MORACEAE : Fig family
MUSACEAE : Banana family
MYOPORACEAE : Emu Bush family
MYRISTICACEAE : Nutmeg family
MYRTACEAE : Gum family
NEPENTHACEAE : Pitcher Plant family
NYCTAGINACEAE : Bougainvillea family
NYMPHAEACEAE : Water Lily family
OCHNACEAE : Mickey Mouse Bush family
OLEACEAE : Olive family
ONAGRACEAE : Fuchsia family
ORCHIDACEAE : Orchid family
OXALIDACEAE : Oxalis family
PANDANACEAE : Screw Pine family
PAPAVERACEAE : Poppy family
PASSIFLORACEAE : Passionfruit family
PEDALIACEAE : Sesame family
PHYLLANTHACEAE : Sweet Leaf family
PHYTOLACCACEAE : Pokeweed family
PINACEAE : Pine Tree family
PIPERACEAE : Ripple family
PITTOSPORACEAE : Pittosporum family
PLANTAGINACEAE : Plantain family
PLATANACEAE : Plane family
PLUMBAGINACEAE : Plumbago family
POACEAE : Grass family
PODOCARPACEAE : Podocarp family
POLEMONIACEAE : Phlox family
POLYGALACEAE : Pea Bush family
POLYGONACEAE : Dock family
PONTEDERIACEAE : Water Hyacinth family
PORTULACACAEAE : Purslane family
POTAMOGETONACEAE : Pondweed family
PRIMULACEAE : Primula family
PROTEACEAE : Waratah family
RANUNCULACEAE : Anenome family
RHAMNACEAE : Red Ash family
RHIZOPHORACEAE : Mangrove family
ROSACEAE : Rose family
RUBIACEAE : Gardenia family
RUTACEAE : Lemon family
SALICACEAE : Poplar family
SANTALACEAE : Sandalwood family
SAPINDACEAE : Lychee family
SAPOTACEAE : Black Apple family
SAXIFRAGACEAE : Saxifrage family
SCROPHULARIACEAE : Toadflax family
SMILACACEAE : Smilax family
SOLANACEAE : Tomato family
STERCULIACEAE : Kurrajong family
STYLIDIACEAE : Triggerplant family
TAMARICACEAE : Tamarisk family THEACEAE : Tea family
THYMELAEACEAE : Rice Flower family
TYPHACEAE : Bulrush family
ULMACEAE : Elm family
URTICACEAE : Nettle family
VALERIANACEAE : Valerian family
VERBENACEAE : Lantana family
VIOLACEAE : Pansy family
VITACEAE : Grape family
XANTHORRHOEACEAE : Grass Tree family
ZINGIBERACEAE : Ginger family
ZYGOPHYLLACEAE : Caltrop family
As Australia's capital city (and the home of Parliament House), Canberra plays host to a community of residents who've relocated from larger cities such as Melbourne and Sydney to work in politics, government and related industries such as media. Add a large student population (some of Australia's most prestigious universities are located here) and a number of renowned galleries and museums, and the result is a small but cosmopolitan city with a great food scene and plenty of creative flair.
International flights fly directly to Canberra Airport from Singapore and Wellington. There are also frequent domestic flights from major Australian capital cities. Canberra is a three hour drive from Sydney and a 6 1/2 hour drive from Melbourne.
Travel along the Pacific Coast Touring Route from Sydney to Brisbane at your own pace, via laidback Byron Bay and the glittering lights of the Gold Coast. Or, instead, head south and follow the spectacular coastal route from Sydney to Melbourne, then the Great Ocean Road to Bells Beach, lush national parks and the majestic Twelve Apostles. Discover the vastness of Western Australia and take in historic Fremantle on your way from Perth to Margaret River, or Esperance's sugar-white beaches on a journey through the state’s southwest. Sail through the idyllic Whitsundays or immerse yourself in the uncrowded beauty of Tasmania's rugged West Coast.
There’s so many attractions to explore in Canberra, start planning with this list of the top 10 things to do.
Not only is Canberra Australia's youngest capital city, it's also the most surprising. The federal capital houses many of the country's cultural institutions but also supports a thriving arts community and a lively food and bar scene. With its diverse mix of man-made and natural attractions, Canberra is a place of discovery, learning and fun. Understand Australia’s History at the War Memorial A visit to The Australian War Memorial is vital for anyone who wants to understand Australian history. The memorial chronicles the involvement of our nation’s troops in war, from the colonial period to the present day. There are range of new exhibits, including ANZAC voices, and the redeveloped First War galleries.
Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
See Democracy in Action at Parliament House Tour Parliament House, a modern complex opened in 1988. Visitors can witness the democratic process at Question Time, in the House of Representatives or Senate. These sessions start at 2pm when Parliament is sitting. The magnificent building also houses a number of exhibitions and public galleries. Free guided tours take place at 10am, 1pm and 3pm. Go Alternative at the Old Bus Depot Markets Pull yourself away from its government buildings and discover Canberra’s funky side. Experience this at the weekly Old Bus Depot Markets, held each Sunday from 10am to 4pm. It’s packed with interesting things to buy, eat and sample – from hipster clothes to homewares and delicious organic produce. A great place to pick up an authentic souvenir.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Experience Canberra’s World of Galleries Art-lovers will find Canberra an endless delight. Small art galleries are dotted across the city but some of the country’s most important public collections are located here. The National Gallery of Australia is the nation’s pre-eminent public gallery housing collections of Australian, Indigenous and Asian art. For something offbeat, visit the nearby National Portrait Gallery. Meet a Superstar at the Institute of Sport Get up close to the elite athletes, gymnasts, swimmers and cyclists that train at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The institute welcomes visitors and offers regular tours where visitors can watch Australia’s finest going through their paces. Many of the facilities, including a 50-metre swimming pool, tennis courts and fully equipped gym, are open to the public.
Floriade, Canberra, ACT
Gaze at the Foliage of Canberra Attend the annual Floriade festival, one of Canberra’s most colourful events, which attracts plant lovers from around the world. For something more pastoral, venture out to the National Arboretum. The ambitious project, launched in 2005, features 48,000 trees, plus a visitor’s centre, restaurant and gift shop. Entry is free. Ride Around a Man-made Lake Discover Lake Burley Griffin — one of Canberra’s most prominent landmarks. The expanse of water is used for leisure activities including yachting, kayaking and windsurfing. The best way to experience this man-made wonder is by cycling around its 35-kilometre perimeter. Mr Spokes Bike Hire has a range of Avanti bikes and will even deliver to your hotel.
Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra, ACT
Hike to Mount Ainslie Taking to the outdoors is easy in the nation’s capital. Jogging, cycling and hiking are popular pastimes. The city has developed a number of heritage trails that showcase its urban design. Best known is Mount Ainslie Lookout, which offers spectacular views of landmarks such as the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Parade and Parliament House. Entry is free. Wine and Dine Around Canberra The Poachers Pantry, a short drive from Canberra, offers food and wine in country surrounds. Sample cool climate wines at the cellar door and eat at the Smokehouse Café. Stop by Grazing for delicious meals made from local ingredients, and pick up a cheeky bottle or two from Lerida Estate, a winery overlooking Lake George.
Questacon, Canberra, ACT
Stretch Your Mind at Questacon and the National Museum Spend a couple of hours at National Museum of Australia and you’ll quickly see that despite Canberra’s serious image, humour is an essential national trait. The museum has a mind-blowing collection of objects – from the sacred to the bizarre. And those with an interest in science and technology should visit Questacon where you can release your inner geek.