Malaysia’s much-awaited flower and garden festival is back from the 14th to 22nd June 2014 with mesmerising colours, spectacular gardens and a whole lot of fun for everyone.

Whether we’re declaring our love, sharing our sympathies, giving a token of thanks or even saying we’re sorry, flowers have never failed to express our emotions when we can’t. Which is why a visit to this year’s Floria Putrajaya, Malaysia’s annual international flower and garden festival, offers more than a regular stroll in the park.

A scene right out of Mary Poppins greeted us at the entrance of the event, held at the Promenade in Precinct 4, Putrajaya. A canopy of colourful umbrellas marked the start of a wheelchair- and stroller-friendly path (fun for all ages, yay!) that would lead us to over 400,000 species of flora in more than 80 outdoor garden displays. If you didn’t have your fill of flowers last Valentine’s, this will surely be enough to last all year.

Whether we’re declaring our love, sharing our sympathies, giving a token of thanks or even saying we’re sorry, flowers have never failed to express our emotions when we can’t. Which is why a visit to this year’s Floria Putrajaya, Malaysia’s annual international flower and garden festival, offers more than a regular stroll in the park.

A scene right out of Mary Poppins greeted us at the entrance of the event, held at the Promenade in Precinct 4, Putrajaya. A canopy of colourful umbrellas marked the start of a wheelchair- and stroller-friendly path (fun for all ages, yay!) that would lead us to over 400,000 species of flora in more than 80 outdoor garden displays. If you didn’t have your fill of flowers last Valentine’s, this will surely be enough to last all year.

A colourful welcome at the entrance Creative graffiti boards along the entrance
Be king for a day

Entrance to the Royal Garden

The centrepiece of the event, the Royal Garden is designed with Malay Sultanate influences and incorporates features and elements from the Royal Palaces in Selangor. It was fun trying to spot the design influences from Istana Kayangan, Istana Alam Shah, Istana Darul Ehsan and Istana Jugra. Our attempt at feeling like royalty took a slight tumble when we ran into some friendly neighbourhood ducks in the garden. (See, everyone loves flowers.)

The Royal GardenReplica of a Bugis ship and anchor, symbolic of Selangor’s conquest by the Buginese people.

Our royal garden caretakers

A Celebration of Love

“A Lover’s Paradise” – Outdoor wedding garden concept by Tourism Malaysia 

Outdoor weddings are all the rage these days. Get inspired by Tourism Malaysia’s outdoor wedding garden concept, or celebrate love at DBKL’s charming garden. And if you’re looking to propose, the heart-shaped arch at MPSP Pulau Pinang’s garden provides the perfect backdrop to seal your love!

Beautifully decorated pelamin

Celebrate love at DBKL’s garden

Stunning walkway by DBKL

Heart-shaped arches by MPSP Pulau Pinang

This 38 feet wide canopy structure was built with 15,000 used mineral water bottles.

Eye-catching pot holders dressed in jeans

The Urban Garden by The Five Contractors Group

Recycled wooden pallets enjoying their second life

A showcase of young talent

Giving large corporations and organisations a run for their money, we were impressed by the creativity and artwork at the Schools & Universities Garden. Check out the beautifully crafted collages and amazing garden displays prepared by the younger generation.

 

Garden displays by schools and educational institutions in Malaysia

 

Get the best bargains


Inspired by all the beautiful gardens? Source for your gardening supplies at the garden bazaar and horticulture market (Hort Mart). There’s just about anything a gardener may need, from tools to plants and even furniture. If you want to spruce up your garden but don’t have a green thumb, you can also get landscaping services here.

 

Enjoy a night of bright lights

If you’re heading to Floria Putrajaya in the evening, be sure to stay for the dazzling 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade. Titled ‘Magic of the Night’, it features brightly illuminated floats cruising up and down Putrajaya Lake every night throughout the festival. There’s also a photography contest, fireworks display, and cultural group performances to entertain visitors.

 

Other pretty sights
The Hanging Garden

Captivating garden structure

A relaxing atmosphere at Alam Flora’s garden

Vintage decorations in DBKL’s garden

Colourful pinwheels help brighten the land

 

Event Details
Entry fees
Adult: RM3
Children: RM1 (7–12 years old)

When
14th – 22nd June 2014
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 10.30pm
Friday to Sunday: 9am to 12am

Where
Promenade Precint 4, Putrajaya

How to get there

• By car
Ample free parking is available around the Promenade. Do expect heavy traffic around the area during the festival.

• By public transport
Take a bus or train to Putrajaya Sentral. From Putrajaya Sentra