Have you spotted these floral arrangements popping up around town?

Students from the CIT Floristry course have created a number of botanical installations throughout the city.

Canberrans are also being encouraged to pick up a stem or two while visiting the displays to take home and enjoy.

Known as ‘Street Stems’, the project was inspired by New York florist, Lewis Miller.

CIT Floristry Teacher, Narelle Phillips said the project also provided a COVID-safe exercise for students.

“Miller creates floral installations in the street and invites the general public to take the blooms away. His installations have also been designed to thank healthcare and other frontline workers in New York. This seemed like the perfect solution to our display challenge.”

“As part of their course, the students design and create a floral display. However, due to COVID restrictions, lockdown and social distancing regulations, we were unsure if a traditional indoor display would be possible.”


The displays can be found at four locations across Canberra until Friday 19 November:

  • CIT Bruce campus
  • Heritage ACTION bus stop, cnr Haydon Drive and Mary Potter Circuit Bruce
  • Queen Elizabeth Terrace
  • Canberra Centre, outside, cnr Bunda St and Scott’s Crossing
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