BRISBANE: A whimsical Spring Fair floral themed wonderland of carousel horses and a ferris wheel, cake displays, vintage bicycles overloaded in colourful blooms and sweet surprises will be some of the floral feature pieces making up this year’s week-long Brisbane Arcade Spring Flower Show from 1st to 7th September 2018.
Brisbane’s oldest and grandest shopping Arcade has been wowing crowds with its annual Spring Flower Show since 2014 and this year’s theme will take visitors for a floral stroll down memory lane by paying flower power homage to our fondest memories of Spring Fairs.
The Brisbane Arcade’s Spring Flower Show will be officially launched on Saturday, 1st September – the first day of spring – with Brisbane Arcade Spring Collection – a spring fashion and jewellery runway show under the stars in the Queen Street Mall followed by a glamour cocktail party inside the beautiful Arcade amongst the Spring Fair flower show installations. The event will be attended by over 300 guests.
Requiring months and months of preparation and logistical management and planning, Brisbane Arcade’s annual Spring Flower Show is installed over three nights with an estimated 150 hours of manpower.
With a flower colour palette expected to span the full spectrum of the rainbow, this year’s Brisbane Arcade’s Spring Flower Show is expected to feature a variety of Orchids species Gerberas, Carnations, Daffodils, Iris, Lillies, Chrysanthemum, Stocks, Snapdragons and Gladioli with majority of these blooms sourced locally.
Brisbane Arcade Marketing Manager, Andra Bite says the annual Spring Flower Show increases in popularity year-to-year because it offers a wonderful way to celebrate Spring with a visit to Brisbane’s CBD to experience the floral wonderland in the beautiful Brisbane Arcade.
“Spring is a special time of year and who doesn’t love flowers and the opportunity to visit Brisbane’s most cherished heritage shopping arcade when it is blooming with giant floral installations,” Ms Bite said.
“Our annual Spring Flower Show is a sensory experience and ‘must do’ Brisbane experience to celebrate the turn of the Spring season,” she said.
“This year’s Spring Fair theme has enabled our team to be very florally creative with those fond memories most of us have of spring fairs or school fetes.”
This year’s Spring Fair themed Brisbane Arcade Spring Show has for the third-year running been designed, created and produced by The Event Wranglers (Sally Bell and Susan Helyar) together with the FIG Flowers team including creative direction by Lynn and Peter Jacobsen.