Garden of Enchantment
Celebrate spring in Garema Place at the Garden of Enchantment.
From 6 September to 20 October 2019, see Garema Place as you’ve never seen it before. Delight in the tulip blooms, relax on the field of clover and let your little ones play in the secret fairy garden. Activities throughout the six weeks will keep both the young and old entertained.
Visitors can stroll across the Billy Goat Bridge over the pond, skip down Pebble Path, crawl through Bilbies Burrow, play in the Fairy Garden, wander over to the Wishing Well and roll down Humpty’s Hill.
Planter boxes will be filled with tulip blooms and seasonal planting, bringing lots of bright colours and different textures to the garden, while a large magpie and cockatoo sculptural lighting installation in the trees above will glow and flash with brilliant vibrant light. These sculptures have been created by local artist Tom Buckland.
In addition to the physical elements, which will be available day and night to relax or play on, the Garden of Enchantment will host a program of events throughout the six weeks.
The Soul Defender truck will make appearances at the garden to brighten your Friday afternoons. Lunchbox acoustic sessions will also be held each Wednesday, providing the perfect spot to relax on the lawn and take in the tunes. You will even be able to listen to an enthralling story or two.
There will be other types of fun for the kids too, with free Lucy Sparkles music workshops and face painting held throughout the school holiday period. Lawn games like Jenga, Finska and Connect 4 will also be out each day for you to make your own fun.
If you’re in Commonwealth Park for Floriade, make the short walk over to the city centre, or hop on the free Floriade bus and be charmed by this unexpected delight in the heart of Civic.
Garema Place, Civic, ACT