Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is the largest and most significant horticultural event in Australia and arguably in the entire Southern Hemisphere. Moreover, it is rated among the top five flower and garden shows in the world. The show is held over five days every March or April, attracting over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show was inaugurated in 1995 and has been held annually ever since. It takes place at the Carlton Gardens, a World Heritage Site containing the Royal Exhibition Building. The show celebrates Australian lifestyle, featuring the best floral and landscape talent that the country has to offer.

What does the show have to offer? The event focuses on emerging lifestyle trends and showcases spectacular show gardens and breathtaking floral displays. Other events featured in its program include meetings with industry experts, landscape designers and exhibitors, master-classes conducted by leading floral designers, retail exhibitors, live competitions, entertainment, art exhibitions, and more.

At the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, there are several areas including the Great Hall of Flowers that hosts a flower exhibition, a designer contest and the Retail Flower Market, Boutique Gardens, Achievable Gardens, Landscape Design Show Gardens, and Floral Displays.

One of the show’s signature events is RMIT Floral Fashion. Each year third-year fashion design students from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology are given a theme on which to base unique designs. The designs are displayed during the show, the best one wins an award.

Gardens by Twilight is an exciting event you shouldn’t miss. It is an exclusive opportunity to see the show gardens and floral design in a whole new light and to enjoy gourmet treats and delicious drinks. The Gardens by Twilight event is held one evening during the show, so be sure not to miss it!

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Photo: RMIT University




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