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The Festival of Flowers


Sat 15 Feb 2014, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Sat 22 Feb 2014, 12:30pm–1:30pm
Sun 23 Feb 2014, 11:30am–4:00pm
Fri 28 Feb 2014, 12:30pm–2:00pm
Sun 2 Mar 2014, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Cathedral Square, Cathedral Square, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: richardtait798

"Love Our Garden City" is the theme for our 25th Festival of Flowers, to be held in Cathedral Square in the beautiful Garden City of Christchurch. We are heralding our return to the inner city with this celebration of stunning floral installations, gardens and displays.

Special event dates and times are listed, but come by anytime during the 8th Feb - 2nd March, the festival is open with installations, displays, and exhibitions.

Come and enjoy the Chalice Floral Garden, He Whariki Art and Craft, ReinCARnation (florally decorated cars), Discovery 1 School Garden, Japanese Garden, Floral Art, and Ethnic Communities Garden Displays. Also visit the Transitional Cathedral to see our historical display boards of the past 25 years.

We are launching the Festival on Saturday 8th Feb, 10am-2pm with a dynamic opening ceremony which will include live music and entertainment by artists from many cultures. This will a great day out for all.

Sunday 8th we have a rich and colourful Chinese Cultural Day, from 11am-4pm. Colour, music and of course, great food!

'Love one Another' will be celebrated on Valentine’s Day, Friday 14th Feb. Come and have your photo taken, and go into a draw to win fabulous prizes. Free chocolates will also lure you in for a sweet experience.

'Love our Artists' Art Exhibition/Competition, will be launched in the evening of the 14th at CPIT, Rakaia Building. See local talent and be inspired.

Saturday 15th will be a treat of a day, with our 1st ever 'Zimmer Frame and Hat Decorating Competition'. A time to cherish the creativity of our elders.

A gentle Candlelight Ceremony on Saturday 22nd Feb, 8-10pm, will be a time to honour the 3rd anniversary of Christchurch’s life-changing earthquake.

'Love our Kids' event on Sunday 23rd Feb, will be an absolute blast! Entertainment, activities, a talent show, and a chance to get your hands dirty. 11am-3pm...a great day for the whole family.

Walk our Passported Floral Trail from Cathedral Square to New Regent St, Transitional Cathedral, and ReStart Mall; get your passport stamped and go into the draw to win gorgeous prizes. We will also have horticultural workshops, live music, and a Kiwi Awareness Day.

Bring your family, visitors and friends to this 25th Silver Jubilee Festival of Flowers, celebrating the love we have for the 'Garden City'.

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