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Spring Blooms at Canberra Centre with Spectacular CIT Floral Display

Published: 14 Sep 2015

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has once again brought the best of spring indoors with an impressive floral display at Canberra Centre.

Bursting with brilliant blossoms spanning dark red to pastel pink against soft greys and a reflective pool, the installation is at once vibrant and serene in its interpretation of the Floriade 2015 theme 'reflection'.

CIT floristry teacher Hazel Davies, who supervised the student design and installation, said there are many elements of the display that have a definite 'wow' factor.

"Visitors will be impressed by the giant red Gymea lilies - which is a really rare sight up close, as well as the tumbling spray of 1,000 white orchids, and the softly lit mirrored columns, which together help create an 'emperor's courtyard' feel.

"This year's display has a festive, yet reflective feel. We've imagined a space where visitors can take a few minutes out of their busy day to pause and regather," Ms Davies says.

Ms Davies says the Certificate III in Floristry students have created a floral scene that is both "contemplative" and "sculptural", in harmony with the Floriade theme. The display was installed overnight with the assistance of Ms Davies and fellow CIT floristry teacher Gina Kromar.

The display will be officially launched at 11am on Monday 14 September, where students will hand out floral mementos to passers-by and visitors will be encouraged to snap and share their experience with the display on social media.

The display will be showing at Canberra Centre on the Glass Floor, Level 1 until 24 September.

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