BENALLA has long been known as the Rose City, while Ballarat has championed its Begonia Festival since 1953.
Civic pride and flowers have an entwined relationship and Albury has not been immune from that connection with Grafton's Jacaranda Festival inspiring a Border version.
From 1951 to 1972, in either March or November, the Albury Floral Festival was staged over a week.
The then town hall, now MAMA, was decorated indoors and outdoors to reflect a garden and money generated from the initial festivals funded the construction of the city's Memorial Ball.
Now down at the base of Memorial Hill, Albury is set to again celebrate its horticulture with a new event in the city's botanic garden.
Mayor Kevin Mack has drawn comparisons with Canberra's Floriade and coincidentally the Floral Festival was the idea of a predecessor Cleaver Bunton.
Both Cr Mack and Albury Council's events team leader Ros Walls stressed at a launch on Monday that Gardenesque was a terrific way to show off the botanic gardens.
"We have one of the most historic botanic gardens in Australia and we need to utilise it more effectively," Cr Mack said.
We echo that sentiment.
The botanic gardens, which was created in 1877, has long been a favourite for locals, but it deserves an event such as Gardenesque to sell it to those further afield.
It is a haven in summertime and has a children's garden that was described by ABC television gold Logie nominee Costa Georgiadis as a "great example of passion and patience" at its official opening in 2012.
Now hopefully with some further passion and patience another community project, Gardenesque, will be a success for years to come.