Visitors will once again be able to enjoy more than 1 million bulbs and annuals in Commonwealth Park for this year's Floriade.
And another 300,000 bulbs will be distributed for planting by community groups, which are being asked to apply for them by May 9.
But whether or not there will be the traditional Floriade attractions in Commonwealth Park such as cafes, the ferris wheel, shops and even Nightfest has not yet been decided.
The tourism sector, meanwhile, is also calling for Floriade, now in its 34th year, to be "reinvigorated" to keep the crowds coming because there were concerns the event had "plateaued".
And Canberra Region Tourism Leaders Forum chair Dr David Marshall said the industry wanted an input to future Floriades.
"The time to talk about 2022 is now," he said.
The latest development means both Commonwealth Park and the suburbs will be ablaze with blooms for Floriade as the ACT government continues to release bit by bit details of Canberra's biggest tourism event.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr has revealed that the usual scale of plantings - more than 1 million bulbs and annuals - will be planted in Commonwealth Park, ready to pop for Floriade from September 11 to October 10.
But decisions around other attractions in Commonwealth Park are still to be made.
"Floriade's return to its home in Commonwealth Park will help drive visitation to the city and support local jobs and our economy," Mr Barr said.
"The scale and format of Floriade at Commonwealth Park will be announced in coming months following consultation with the Chief Health Officer, to ensure the event is COVID-safe."
The government is also keeping some of the COVID-enforced changes from last year including putting bulbs into the suburbs.
Mr Barr said Floriade Community was introduced last year as part of Floriade: Reimagined when COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the event in Commonwealth Park.
More than 80 community groups planted bulbs and annuals to help create a tulip trail through Canberra's suburbs.
"It was welcomed by the community and the government committed to continuing it," he said.
"This year there will be an additional 300,000 bulbs and annuals available for the community to plant and enjoy."
Dr Marshall, meanwhile, said the tourism sector did not want Floriade to go stale.
"We're very pleased Floriade is proposed to return. What we'd like to see is a total reinvigoration of the event," he said.
"Rather than duplicate the same event we've had for the last 30-plus years, now is the time to get creative. There is a thought that Floriade has plateaued as a spectacle."
The ACT government is calling on community groups and organisations to submit applications to be part of the planting program in 2021.
Local community groups, attractions, sporting clubs, churches, aged care facilities, medical centres and Floriade sponsors are among the groups eligible to apply.
Locations must be visible to a large number of Canberrans who can enjoy the blooms in their day-to-day life and could include garden beds at local shops, churches or community centres.
Successful applicants will also be eligible for Floriade grants to help activate their plantings and spread the spring festivities across Canberra during Australia's biggest celebration of spring.
Applications must be made by Sunday, May 9. Go to floriadeaustralia.com/ to apply.
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