Subi Blooms 2024

Subi Blooms 2024
DateMay 10 2024 - May 12 2024
TimeAll Day

Subiaco will become a vibrantly coloured, floral fantasyland for one unique weekend in May when the state’s leading florists and botanic artists take over the streets.

Perth’s biggest and best-loved celebration of flowers, Subi Blooms, is back for the Mother’s Day weekend from Friday 10 May – Sunday 12 May, applauding the art of the florist, and floristry as art. This year, installations from more than 18 of Perth’s most renowned florists will activate Subi with a floral trail through the town centre, alongside a unique interactive lighting installation coming to Perth for the first time. This large-scale artwork will add a unique focal point to the festival.

Established in 2018, Subi Blooms has become a highly anticipated annual celebration of the power and beauty of floral artistry, bringing visitors from all over the state to the streets of Subiaco.
Think of Subi Blooms as the big, bright, and beautiful autumnal key unlocking the delights of the precinct, be they hidden bars or glorious specialist retailers, classic pubs or much-loved entertainment venues and boutiques.

Drawing inspiration from events such as London’s Chelsea in Bloom, the immersive floral trail leads from Subiaco Train Station to Theatre Gardens, with a special installation in Shenton Park for the first time. Activations to look out for include a floral Hot Air Balloon by State of Art near the Vibe Hotel and a pop-up floral bombed “Write to your Mum” station at Postal Walk by The Flower Girl.

With the support of Lotterywest, Subi Blooms will also feature a community program including a public built, interactive floral installation and a series of flower card-making workshops by florist,
Flower Nation over the whole weekend. Other contributing local florists include Sonny and Willow, FreakHaus, Signature Florals and Fox & Rabbit.

A major focal point of this year’s festival is Stem by Stem, an interactive, large scale light installation fusing art and floristry, situated on Seddon Street from 19 April – 19 May, 2024. The creation of Melbourne design studio ENESS, Stem by Stem has only been seen in Australia once before. It features two three-by-three-metre illuminated inflatable characters, each holding an overflowing
floral bouquet created by one of the most renowned floral artists, Sir Botanical.

Stem by Stem floral art installation ENESS Studio Subi Blooms

A pivotal theme of Subi Blooms in 2024 is sustainability: only fresh or preserved flowers and materials can be used – no synthetics – and at weekend’s end, the installations are decommissioned
with flowers repurposed into free bouquets for new and expectant mothers at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

The Subi Blooms weekend celebration attracts residents, new and returning visitors to the suburb in a most beautiful manner. It’s a great way to experience the essence of Subiaco.

Some highlights of Subi Blooms 2024 include….

Sonny and Willow: Beautiful florals created with love from a team that loves creating dreamy, fun florals and seeing how much they put a smile on someone’s face.
An enchanted laneway garden down Kannis Lane with LED fluttering butterflies
Fox & Rabbit: Perth’s most iconic, premium florist. The chosen florist for Perth’s 6-Star hotels – COMO Treasury, The Ritz Carlton, and Crown Towers – and working weekly with luxury brands
including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Mello House, and The State Buildings.
Organic-shaped floral sculptures suspended down Mara Collective’s arcade
The Flower Girl: Obsessed with all things botanical. Earthy, dishevelled, evocative and feminine, with a love for natural dried textures as well as luxe fresh blooms.
A floral-themed ‘write to your Mum’ station at Postal Walk
Signature Floral Design: Garden-inspired modern designs; bold, pretty and cascading with colour.
A giant floral archway statement at Theatre Gardens
Pop Floral: A mother and daughter floristry duo who love creating magic with mother nature. Passionate perfectionists who go to any length to make dreams a reality.
A dreamy pink and red swing set
FreakHaus: The beautifully bizarre. A haven for those who dare to be different in the realm of floral and event styling. “Architects of daring dreams and visionaries of the extraordinary.”
A large pink inflatable flower surrounded by a flowing garden with a bed of florals
Flower Nation: Driven by a passion for sustainability, textures and weddings, and specialising in floral styling that is not only gorgeous, but also ethical, eco-friendly, and efficient.
An interactive, community-built floral pyramid accompanied by a flower card workshop
Cottage Garden: Combining innovation with an array of different styles, colours, and designs.
A swan-shaped boat made of hundreds of stunning flowers

Special thanks to Subi Blooms supporting partners Lotterywest, Home BaseDirect ImageVibe Hotel and Mara Collective.