Floriade 2020 will see the event reimagined from its traditional format as an event in Commonwealth Park, to an event that will deliver plantings of tulips and annuals throughout Canberra. Tuggeranong Uniting Church has been selected as a location and we will have a number of beautiful flower beds, including one in the shape of a dove.
Rev. Elizabeth Raine, Minister of the Word at Tuggeranong Uniting, told Insights Magazine that the event would provide a symbol of hope during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The congregation are quite excited by the news. They have reacted with great enthusiasm, as for them this will provide a lovely symbol of hope that can be shared with the community,” Rev. Raine said.
“About a month ago, one of our gardening members distributed sweet pea seeds to every member, hand delivering them with cards containing messages of hope. The joy this act of kindness caused was immense. People brought their seedlings to Zoom church to show others, and the potent symbol of seeds and green shoots, coupled with the promise of flowers in the spring and the kind words, buoyed the congregation’s spirits immensely.
The congregation at Tuggeranong want the Floriade flowers to share their feeling of hope and joy. One of the flower beds will be in the design of a dove.
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The garden beds were prepared and planted by a group of hard working church family members. In spring they will provide a beautiful splash of colour to the Erindale precinct. Please enjoy the short video below of our community Floriade construction.