International finance student at the Australian National University Michelle Yao from China taking in the sights at Canberra's Floriade.

International finance student at the Australian National University Michelle Yao from China taking in the sights at Canberra's Floriade. Photo: Gary Schafer

Blossom on the trees, the absence of frost and a plethora of colours, festivals and cultural events throughout the Canberra region means one thing - spring is here.

During the national capital's most colourful time, See Canberra is all about making the most of the season and taking you behind the scenes of some of the biggest events around.

As the annual delights of Floriade brighten Commonwealth Park, See Canberra takes a look at how the event is attracting a new, younger audience with exciting and innovative initiatives.

The quaint laneways of Gold Creek Village are an attractive option on a warm spring day, while the flowerbeds of the Australian National Botanic Garden will again be in full bloom and well worth a visit.

As the weather warms up, a trip to the beach may be the ultimate weekend adventure so spoil yourself with a spot of whale watching along the south coast, or indulge in one of the region's many top quality restaurants and bars.

This spring, get out and about and enjoy all that Canberra and the surrounding region has to offer.