The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is back. But this isn’t just any year; this is the year the show turns 20. And we think that’s a pretty neat number to be turning. Held at the heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, the event spans five days from Wednesday March 25 to Sunday March 29 giving you all the time you need to enjoy everything from landscape designs to floral exhibitions.
The Carlton Gardens will be hosting some serious landscape design talent, while the Royal Exhibition Building will be showcasing leading Australian and International florists who will create floral displays that will really make you think, seeing the hall turn into a land of flowers.
A special year deserves some special names. The Diggers Club will be creating their first Diggers Garden, showcasing heirloom vegetables, fruit trees, and flowers, there will be live sculpture sessions, workshops, as well as the Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge to keep the little ones busy. Luke Rabl and Jenny Smith Gardens will be creating the Bee Keepers Garden, Matthew Landers will be on stage to teach visitors all things floristry, and Jake Adamsons from Hunter Black Design will be demonstrating how to create beautiful gardens from stone, timber, water, and natural plant life. And of course there will be plenty more to keep you busy.
As it’s the largest horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere, we recommend you join the 110,000 visitors who go along annually. You’ll leave with some serious inspiration for your own little patch of dirt.
Make sure to hit up the Fresh Flower Market on your way out to buy some flowers directly from the growers. Your house will thank you for it.
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
Wednesday March 25 to Sunday March 29