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Royal Floria 2018 in Putrajaya

Putrajaya Royal Floria 2018

After skipping one year, Royal Floria 2018 in Putrajaya is back and will take place from 25th August till 2nd September at Anjung Floria or Precinct 4. 

This year's Royal Floria Putrajaya will also be highlighting the expertise, creativity, and professionalism of Malaysian designers to showcase our local talents, as part of the Malaysia National Day which falls on 31st August. 

Royal Floria Putrajaya 2018

This year's Royal Floria will have a theme called “10 Wonders of Floria”, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the event being held at Anjung Floria in Precinct Four.

Putrajaya Royal Floria
Artist impression of Royal Floria's 10 Wonders of Floria garden

Over 400,000 flowering plants will be on display which includes bougainvillaeas, begonias, lilies,  hibiscus, orchids, heliconias, roses, and chrysanthemum flowers, which are all the theme flowers over the last 9 years. 

This year's Royal Floria 2018 expects to see a total of 1,500,000 people attending the event over nine days, as during the last event in 2016, a total of 1 Million visitors were recorded visiting the show. 

For those who are new to this event, you may be wondering why there was no Royal Floria 2017, and this was not publicized during that year.

Royal Floria has been ongoing since 2007 and only in 2017, it was halted, where before this, the last event was actually Royal Floria 2016, with the theme called Magical World of Floria, and the Chrysanthemum as the theme flower.

2018 Royal Floria Putrajaya
Flowers at the Putrajaya Royal Floria Show

Visitors coming to this floral event in Putrajaya also need to take note that you will be spending at least three hours and above here. The area is huge, and there is a lot of walking to be done.

For amateur or professional photographers, this will be a great place to practice your landscape, portrait and macro photography skills. There is also a photography contest during the event.

2018 Flower and Garden Exhibition Putrajaya
One of the flower art pieces at Floria Putrajaya

One of the concepts that attract many are the many different themes and gardens that are specially created by the government departments, schools, colleges, universities, and corporate sectors.

Each of these gardens showcases their own unique design and landscaping, and visitors are invited to walk in to see the details. Some of them are really creative, hence you will need to explore them all.

A total of 29 international participants from nine countries will be featuring their floral art and displays throughout the event. 

Activities and Events at Royal Floria 2018

Perak Royal Garden 2018
Artist Impression of Taman Diraja or Perak Royal Garden for Royal Floria 2018

Every Floria event, there will be many different activities that take place around the event grounds. These activities have time slots and best to get the information brochure when you enter.

Some of them are held in the air-conditioned tents while others are located around Anjung Floria. This year will also see similar events as the past including some news ones, and they are in alphabetic order below;
  • Designer Gardens - A yearly feature where professional landscape architects create unique and designer gardens for the urban lifestyle.
  • Entrance Statement - This is the main entrance, where colourful fabrics from Royal Floria's logo are cleverly used overhead as you enter the expo grounds. This will be your first impression of Royal Floria when you walk in.
  • Fantasy Garden - A garden created for those who love fantasy and children, there will be a surprise for kids as the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel will be giving out free lollipops, candies, popcorn, and balloons.
  • Fertigation Garden - This unique feature demonstrates urban farming techniques for the general public to cultivate greens and vegetables. Fertigation is suitable for use in homes or apartments with limited space for gardening.
  • Floral Pavilion - One of the most popular attractions as the Floral Pavilion is inside an air-conditioned tent. The pavilion also showcases floral displays by international and local exhibitors.
  • Floria Arts and Crafts - This is a new attraction for Royal Floria 2018 where you will find vendors selling traditional Malaysian handicraft products. A total of 90 vendors will display and sell their products in this section. 
  • Floria Flavours - A must-visit for anyone who is attending this event as you will at some point need to eat or drink. Vendors include stalls selling local Malaysian food from different states, drink stalls, and also local souvenir shops.
  • Floria Sunshine Run - This special run is organized by Hivelocity Sdn. Bhd. and takes place on the 26th of August from 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM. 
  • Flower Arrangement Demonstrations - For the florist hobbyist and businesses, this demonstration is held on certain days and times. Inquire with the organizer for the schedules.
  • Food Trucks - Various food trucks from all over the Klang Valley will be stationed at an area in Anjung Floria. They will be serving a cosmopolitan mix of local, international and fusion food and drinks. 
  • Garden Bazaar and Horticultural Market - This is a standard feature at every event where visitors can buy flowers, plants, garden products, outdoor furniture, and many related items.
  • Gardening Workshops - Interesting workshops that discuss gardening tips and techniques. You can find out more from the information counter about these workshops. 
  • Hipster Square - A new shopping culture experience is aimed at teenagers and young people who are visiting Royal Floria 2018. 
  • International Floral Pavilion - 19 International designers from Singapore, China, Japan, Germany, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam will be showcasing their floral designs at the International Floral Pavilion.
  • International Orchid Competition - A highly popular competition where many orchid lovers from local and abroad will participate in their prized and rare orchids for this competition. Over 300 Orchids will be on the competition this year.
  • Miniature Gardens - This feature is brought back due to the success of the Bucolic Gardens from 2015 where the Lord of the Rings Hobbiton House was one of the main features. It is also themed as the Mini Hobbiton of Malaysia and is one of the most photographed gardens at Royal Floria.
Horticulture Market Royal Floria
The Garden Bazaar and Horticulture Market at Royal Floria
  • Photography Competition - This is for photographers and is a very popular category. Prizes include cash and other prizes. You need to register with the relevant department at the event. This takes place on 26th August from 9.30 AM to 10.00 PM. 
  • Royal Floria International Dialogue - A seminar and talk sharing and discussing horticulture and related topics by local and international speakers takes place from 25th to 26th August. This is a registered event and you can get more information about this from the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia or ILAM.
  • Royal Garden - Since becoming Royal Floria in 2014, the organizers will select one state of Malaysia as the Royal Garden. This year will feature the gardens of Istana Kenangan in Kuala Kangsar, Perak. The main entrance of the Perak Royal Garden will feature the Istana Iskandariah in Bukit Chandan.
  • Showcase Gardens - This is a segment participated by various associations, organizations, schools, to display their garden design talents.
  • The Magic of Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition - For those into Bonsai and Suiseki, this is not to be missed as there will be a display for this category.
  • Tropical Magic In A Glass - This is a Terrarium exhibition for anyone who is into this indoor plant hobby.
  • Watercolour Contest - Open for kids, you need to register at the event or get details from the main information counter here. This takes place on 26th August, from 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM. 
  • Watercolor Workshop - There will be a special watercolour workshop taking place on four days at Royal Floria. The dates are 25th, 26th, and 31st August and one more on 2nd September. 
  • Wonder Garden - This is the main showcase for Royal Floria 2018, which takes you through the 10 years of Floria through various garden displays. You can see unique flower towers and multi-colored flower beds through the Floria Wonder Garden.
Malaysia Flower and Garden Exhibition 2018
Flower art decoration during Royal Floria 2016

Awards and Prizes at Royal Floria 2018

At every Royal Floria event, there will be multiple awards and prizes up for grabs and this year will see over RM40,000 in cash prizes for numerous categories. They include;
  • Garden Prime Award - RM15,000
  • Designer Boutique Garden Award - RM10,000
  • Garden of Malaysia Award - RM5,000 
  • Best Media Article - RM5,000
  • Best Media Photograph - RM5,000
Other awards for participants are also up for grabs based on categories which include;
  • Royal Floria Putrajaya Inter­na­tional Cup + RM5,000 Cash
  • Bonsai and Suiseki Competition Awards
  • Orchid Competition Awards
Putrajaya Royal Floria Night Time
Nighttime at Royal Floria Putrajaya

Royal Floria 2018 in Putrajaya
Date: August 25th to September 2nd, 2018
Monday to Thursday: From 9:00 am to 10:30 pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: From 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight
General Contact Number: 03 8893 1967

Tickets for Royal Floria 2018

You can buy tickets at the door, or buy them online from the official website. Royal Floria tickets are priced at;

Weekday Tickets
  • Malaysian Adult - RM12.00
  • Malaysian Child (7 to 12 Years Old) - RM6.00
  • Malaysian Senior Citizen/OKU - RM6.00
  • Non-Malaysian Adult - RM24.00
  • Non-Malaysian Child/Senior Citizen/OKU - RM12.00
Weekend Tickets
  • Malaysian Adult- RM15.00
  • Malaysian Child (7 to 12 Years Old) - RM6.00
  • Malaysian Senior Citizen/OKU - RM8.00
  • Non-Malaysian Adult - RM30.00
  • Non-Malaysian Child/Senior Citizen/OKU - RM16.00
Layout Map Royal Floria 2018
Layout Map for Royal Floria 2018

How To Go To Royal Floria Putrajaya? 

Driving - Those driving can simply key in Anjung Floria into their Google Maps or Waze Application, and it will bring you directly to the event. There is a huge parking area in front of Anjung Floria. 

ERL Train - If you are taking public transportation, there is the ERL train service to Putrajaya from KL Sentral, and when you arrive at Putrajaya Sentral train station, you need to take a taxi, Grab or bus to Anjung Floria in Precinct 4. You need to take Bus Route 301 and 401. 

Private Car - You can also take raid hailing services like Grab, GoCar or MyCar to Putrajaya, and the journey one way is around 50 to 60 minutes from Kuala Lumpur.

Putrajaya Public Transport
Various public transport to Putrajaya

Where is Royal Floria Putrajaya?

Royal Floria 2018 is located at Anjung Floria in Precinct 4 of Putrajaya. This is the administrative capital of Malaysia and is located about 35 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur city.

To drive here, it can take from 35 minutes to 60 minutes one way, depending on the time of the day, and the traffic.

Generally, if you plan to do a day trip, then head here early to get parking and also to avoid the midday heat. Or you can come in the late afternoon and spend the evening and night here. 

Sponsors and Partners for Royal Floria 2018

  • Official Hotel Partner - Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel
  • Official Transport Partner - myCar
  • Official Ticketing Partner - Seat Advisor
  • Official Charity Partner - Mercy Malaysia
  • Royal FLORIA Putrajaya International Cup Sponsor - Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd
Taman Diraja Negeri Sembilan
The Negeri Sembilan Royal Garden from Royal Floria 2015

Putrajaya Royal Floria Expo 2018
Beautiful Slipper Orchids at Royal Floria

Final Thoughts on Royal Floria in Putrajaya

My personal tip is if you love flowers and gardens, you should go for this event, as it truly is one of Malaysia's most beautiful event held over 9 days here in Putrajaya. 

Also, if you want to avoid the large crowds, I will recommend you visit Royal Floria 2018 on a weekday in the mornings when they just open.

If you visit on a weekend, you will be among the tens of thousands of people at the event. Therefore, it is entirely up to you when you want to visit.

To see live photo updates, follow my social media accounts of Air Plants Malaysia Instagram or David Travels on Instagram as I will be uploading photos on those accounts.

If you are new to this, the Royal Floria 2018 is a recommended event to visit, namely if you love gardens and flowers. I can guarantee that you will be impressed by the level of international standards seen here.

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