Brisbane Arcade Spring Flower Show: The Enchanted Forest

Celebrate spring with Brisbane Arcade’s third Spring Flower Show. Brisbane’s oldest and grandest shopping arcade showcases giant fresh floral art installations, delivering fresh floral beauty and heady fragrance.

When: 1st to 7th September 2016

Cost: FREE

BRISBANE: Brisbane’s oldest and grandest shopping arcade, Brisbane Arcade will bloom into Spring with its third annual week long Spring Flower Show being staged from 1st to 7th September including an opening night fashion runway show and cocktail party, Brisbane Arcade Spring Collection.

This year’s whimsical and witty theme, ‘The Enchanted Forest’ will see the beautiful Brisbane Arcade overgrown with enchanting fern-heavy arbours with vibrant flowers, a giant mystical rabbit, a forest canopy of twisted branches and blossom, colourful mushrooms, a magical faraway tree, mystic flower arch, cabinet displays and
blocks of floral colour.

‘The Enchanted Forest’ will be designed and created by the Fig Flowers team of Kenmore (Brisbane) with creative direction by Lynn and Peter Jacobsen. The team also includes Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers award winning floral artist Bart Hassam creating two spectacular entry arbours. Brookfield Garden Centre has also partnered with Brisbane Arcade to provide a wide selection of plants and potted colour.

Installed over two nights with an estimated 100 hours of manpower, Brisbane Arcade’s Spring Flower Show will bring together 300 branches of blossom, five species of orchids including Cymbidium, Vanda, Phally, Oncidium and Phalaenopsis, hundreds of roses grown locally and from Columbia, 168 kilograms of fresh moss, 800 branches of willow and magnolia and kilograms of native Queensland greens. Other flowers starring in the show will include Gerberas, Carnations, Daffodils, Iris, Oriental Lillies, Calla Lilly Chrysanthemum, Stocks and Ivy sourced locally and some from overseas.

For the first time, Brisbane Arcade Flower Show will officially open with a ticketed glamour evening event, Brisbane Arcade Spring Collection (1st September) that will see Brisbane Arcade’s esteemed fashion and jewellery designers and retailers take to a runway under the stars in the Queen Street Mall followed by a decadent cocktail party inside Brisbane Arcade and amongst the flower installations. Darb Couture,

Darb Couture, Indepal Leather, Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Keri Craig Emporium, Maiocchi, Pia du Pradal, Tengdahl Australia along with Bradley Fine Jewellery, Robert White Jewellers and Stephen Dibb Jewellery will present their spring collections during an enchanting night of flowers, fashion and glamour.
Brisbane Arcade Marketing Manager, Andra Bite says the annual Spring Flower Show is becoming a much loved spring happening for Brisbane’s CBD.

“Brisbane Arcade is a nostalgic and special place to visit and shop and our Spring Flower Show is an extra special time for visitors to become immersed in a floral and botanical wonderland and admire eye-popping fresh and whimsical installations,” Ms Bite said.

“Months and months of preparation and logistical management and planning goes into each Spring Flower Show and this year’s theme, ‘The Enchanted Forest’ has taken inspiration from some of the best international floral art shows and installations,” she said.

“We are also excited this year to be opening the Spring Flower Show with a fashion runway show and cocktail party event which is an opportunity to celebrate the new season with flowers, fashion and glamour.”

Brisbane Arcade’s Spring Flower Show along with runway show and cocktail party is being coordinated and produced by local events team, Sally Bell and Susan Helyar from The Event Wranglers.

Brisbane Arcade Spring Flower Show: The Enchanted Forest

Celebrate spring with Brisbane Arcade’s third Spring Flower Show. Brisbane’s oldest and grandest shopping arcade showcases giant fresh floral art installations, delivering fresh floral beauty and heady fragrance.

When: 1st to 7th September 2016

Where: Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen Street, Brisbane

Cost: FREE


Brisbane Arcade Spring Collection fashion runway show and cocktail party

Brisbane Arcade will officially open its annual Spring Flower Show with a high glamour evening including a fashion runway show under the stars in the Queen Street Mall showcasing the Arcade’s Spring designer fashions and jewellery followed by cocktail party and VIP preview of the Spring Flower Show inside Brisbane Arcade. Runway collections from Brisbane Arcade’s esteemed designers and fashion retailers including Darb Couture, Indepal Leather, Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Keri Craig Emporium, Maiocchi, Pia du Pradal and Tengdahl Australia along with Bradley Fine Jewellery, Robert White Jewellers and Stephen Dibb Jewellery.

When: 7.30pm-10pm, Thursday, 1st September 2016

Where: Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen Street, Brisbane

Cost: $77.50

Tickets: www.brisbanetickets.com.au


Brisbane Arcade has been home to Queensland’s ‘royalty’ of fashion and jewellery designers since 1923. The iconic Arcade today is also where some of the city’s best high tea and café dining venues can be found along with unique gift emporiums, stockists of exclusive international and local fashion and accessories labels along
with beauty outlets and more.

Brisbane Arcade operating proceeds benefit the University of Queensland Medical School and medical research.

For further information about Brisbane Arcade, visit www.brisbanearcade.com.au or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brisbanearcade or via Instagram @brisbanearcade