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We are giving you the chance to win a Floriade weekend escape for two!

The prize includes and can only be taken on the dates specified:

  • One night’s accommodation at the Novotel Canberra
  • A flight in a hot air balloon with Balloon Aloft
  • A Meet-A-Cheetah experience for two at the National Zoo and Aquarium
  • NightFest tickets for two on Saturday 28 September

Canberra’s Commonwealth Park is set to come alive in the city’s centenary year with the sights, tastes and sounds of spring when Floriade returns this September. Now in its 26th year, the capital’s flagship event is the largest floral festival in the southern hemisphere.

The national award-winning event’s stunning garden beds, horticultural workshops, engaging demonstrations and children’s entertainment will all be inspired by this year’s theme, Beautiful Innovation.

Floriade’s new destination, The Inspiration Hub, promises to enthuse and delight with a range of special guests and celebrity appearances, while the Gourmet Garden is guaranteed to get the mouth watering with demonstrations from renowned chefs, including former MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin and Ready Steady Cook’s Janelle Bloom.

Floriade’s ticketed evening event NightFest runs from Wednesday 25 September to Sunday 29 September, featuring spectacular lighting installations, comedians, DJs, live music and more.

Celebrate Canberra’s centenary at Floriade 2013 from Saturday 14 September to Sunday 13 October in Commonwealth Park, right in the heart of Canberra. Entry is free*. For more information call 1300 554 114 or visit www.floriadeaustralia.com
*Please note visitors need to purchase tickets for Floriade NightFest.

For your chance to win, use the comment form below and tell us in 25 words or less why you and your partner deserve a Floriade weekend escape.

Please note this competition is open from 5th August 2013 until 2nd September 2013 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. No travel costs are included. No additional prize money will be given. Mouths of Mums will not cover any additional expenses incurred as a result of taking this prize – including mini bar, taxi’s and any other additional expenses, these are to be at winners own expense. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

    J. Hutton – NSW

    • My partner works away and we have never had a trip away together so this would be a wonderful treat for us.


    • we have never been away for the weekend together since the birthday of our daughter 3 years ago evena night away and he works alot


    • floral weekend wont send us round the bend, love the garden and all things botanical a treat to sweet to believe for we two


    • Its been so long since we’ve had a dinner away, let alone a whole weekend and I’m a closet gardener or at least I’d like to be if my thumbs weren’t so brown


    • I dont see my husband much these days he is always at work whilst I am at home looking after our 3 month old beautiful baby girl. It seems like we have not shared a moment alone together for way to long. I feel like this trip could be wonderful for our relationship boost.


    • I would love to consider it a second honeymoon as we had no money and I was pregnant for the first


    • A beautiful day with my lovely fiance (work free, child free) in gorgeous surroundings, filled with alluring scents, why wouldnt I want to go?


    • As an escape from the crazy busy life associated with 5 children, and to take time to reconnect (& recognise) each other!!


    • WOW what a fab weekend. I could do with one have’t had one in 30 years. Can I win this one


    • Wow! I love Floriade, and meet the cheetah and hot air balloon ride are something my husband and I have wanted to do for years!


    • I have always dreamed of going to Floriade and this could be the chance too,as well as having a break away.


    • I’d love for us to see the largest floral festival in the southern hemisphere, to enjoy our relationship and see it bloom some more.


    • With the election hype – The thought of “canberra” is not a pleasent one. The “Real” side of Canberra is the Floriade Showcase.


    • I’d take my Mum. She hasn’t been back since childhood, loves gardens and photos of her in a balloon would be priceless! THAT simple really!!!


    • I’d love to take my mum- she’s only travelled to Canberra on unglamorous day-trips visiting her aging mother. She needs to see the colourful side of Canberra!!!!!


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