Putrajaya Floria or the Royal Floria Putrajaya 2016 to be exact, is Malaysia's leading annual flower and garden festival and is taking place again this year over 9 days from 27th May - 4th June 2016.
This annual flower show gets bigger and better every year and was last year given the added title of 'Royal' to reflect its growing prestige. This garden festival is the top event in Putrajaya's busy calendar and over 1,000,000 people attended last year's Floria 2015 which featured 61 showcase garden lots with 43 international participants from 23 countries.
The theme this year is Magical World of FLORIA and, using state-of-the-art technology from Europe such as 3D hologram displays and magic mirroring, Magical Gardens will feature a Mystical Forest, Chrysanthemum Garden, Mermaid's World and Candy Courtyard. The theme flower is the Chrysanthemum.
Details for Floria 2016 have been announced and will include:
The Magic of Bonsai & Suiseki Exhibition.
Tropical Magic in a Glass (Terrarium exhibition).
International Orchid Competition.
Designer Gardens. Professional landscape architects will dazzle visitors with their creative and innovative masterpieces.
Tea Party Garden. Returning again this year is the popular lake side garden where visitors can enjoy refreshments and delicious Malaysian snacks.
Cat Pavilion.There is a cat show this year featuring exotic shorthaired and longhaired breeds and other domesticated tabbies.
Floral Pavilion is an air-conditioned indoor space for floral displays by international and local exhibitors and sponsored by several foreign embassies showcasing the flowers of their respective countries.
Garden Bazaar and Horticultural Market where visitors can buy plants, garden products, outdoor furniture, play equipment, biotech products, landscaping services and more.
Floria Arts & Crafts. A new attraction for this year are stalls selling traditional Malaysian handicraft products.
FLORIA Flavours. There will be plenty of food retailers offering cuisine from various states in Malaysia, fruit sellers and souvenir shops.
Showcase Gardens by various associations, organizations, schools, and commercial gardeners will show off their green fingers and garden design talents.
More than 300 activities will be held daily such as flower arrangement demonstrations, gardening workshops, entertainment shows, photography competition, watercolour contest and other arts and crafts events.
Ticket Prices for 2016 are as follows:
Adults: RM7.50 (MyKad) RM22 (Non MyKad)
Kids: RM3.50 (MyKad) RM11 (Non MyKad)
There is an additional charge for the Magical Gardens:
Adult RM10.50 Child RM5.50
From Friday 27th May until Saturday 4th June 2016.
From 9 am until 10.30 pm (Mon-Thu).
From 9 am until 12 midnight (Fri-Sun).
Same as last year, the event will take place at the permanent site at Anjung Floria along the promenade in Putrajaya Precinct 4 close to the famous Seri Saujana Bridge. This site now includes the China-Malaysia Friendship Garden, which is an attraction in its own right.
Plenty of free parking is available but expect heavy traffic and big crowds in this area.
The annual Magic of the Night event will run concurrently with Floria 2016. Last year the venue was shifted to Marina Putrajaya.We await details for 2016.
This popular event features brightly illuminated and decorated floats representing the different States of Malaysia cruising up and down Putrajaya Lake.