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CIT Unveils Spectacular Floral Display at Canberra Centre

Published: 14 Sep 2015

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Impressive Floral Display at the Canberra Centre

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) floristry students have 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 on a reflective pool, the installation is both a vibrant and serene 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.

The display was launched on Monday following the opening weekend of Floriade, with CIT floristry students handing out floral mementos to passers-by and chatting to visitors who paused to admire and photograph the display.

See the installation on the Glass Floor, Level 1, Canberra Centre until 24 September.