Cultivate your green thumb with expert tips from Australia's best gardeners and florists
In London it's Chelsea and in Canberra it's Floriade. In Melbourne, the event that sets plant-lovers' hearts a-flutter is the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Not just for Melburnians gifted in the landscaping and gardening department, the Flower and Garden Show is a lush interactive experience.
Over five days, floral and gardening experts come together to showcase their knowledge on the main stage, while retailers will share advice on the best tools, plants and designs for your garden. Walk through the immersive Show Garden installations at Carlton Gardens and marvel at the pop-up mini gardens by people with greener thumbs than yours. Follow the scent of fresh flowers into the Royal Exhibition Building as Melbourne’s best florists showcase their brightest blooms across two levels.
Visitors can join floral design workshops or marvel at the horticulture heroics from local landscape designer Ross Uebergang, whose collaboration with Japanese landscape and garden designer Yousuke is one of the headlining attractions of the show, alongside a Chinese Show Garden from gardening gurus Orisis. Then there’s the Cubby House Challenge, which sees five of the best architecture firms joining creative forces with the best building companies in the biz to create the ultimate luxury cubby house. Each creation will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity.
Whether you’re looking to redo your entire garden or just spruce up your indoor spaces with some greenery, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is the place to be.
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We asked for a further discount (or deal) for a small group of older ladies with an intellectual disability who would like to go to the show, and were turned down.
These ladies have been institutionalised most of their lives, and we are a non profit organisation.
The fact that we could not even have a slight discount is very dissapointing.