17.02.2022Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is back!
The Melbourne events’ calendar is gaining momentum! After a two-year hiatus, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest horticultural event returns to Melbourne. From Wednesday, 30 March through to Sunday, 3 April 2022, the heritage listed Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building will bring plant lovers and flower fanatics together for an enchanting collection of never-before-seen floral and landscape designs, educational talks from industry elites, hands-on workshops, and a catalogue of the latest and greatest gardening products.
Want to win tickets?
The Committee for Melbourne, in partnership with Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria (owner of the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show) and IMG (event partner), is pleased to offer our members and friends the opportunity to win free tickets to the Show! To enter the draw simply email the answer to this question: What inaugural Committee for Melbourne Summit was held on 15 February 2022? Entries close 28 February 2022.
The crowd favourite Show Gardens will headline the 2022 program with an extraordinary display of horticultural oases from some of the world’s best landscape designers. Over five days, visitors will be invited to vote for their favourite creation to win the acclaimed People’s Choice Award.
Inside, the Royal Exhibition Building will be transformed into a floral paradise. Visitors will experience award-winning floral displays and have the opportunity to purchase their own blooms at the Flowers Victoria Flower Market. The Main Stage will host free daily seminars and live demonstrations from an extensive line-up of floral artists, gardening experts and celebrity landscapers. And more than 200 of Australia’s best artists will exhibit their latest collections as part of the Arts and Sculpture Precinct.
From 6 – 9pm on Friday, 1 April, Carlton Gardens will transform into a twinkling paradise for Gardens by Twilight. Accompanied by emerging Melbourne musicians, city goers can experience the Show under a whole new light. Sip on a glass of bubbles and enjoy an indulgent selection of gourmet bites from local culinary delights.
Truly a family friendly affair, the Victorian Schools Garden Program will offer daily interactive and multisensory experiences for little green thumbs. The new Horticulture Careers Hub will provide helpful advice for secondary students looking to join Australia’s thriving landscape and design industries, and parents can chat to qualified landscape builders, gardeners and designers at the Landscape Advisory Centre. The NGIV Precinct will also provide a suite of backyard inspiration, as a select group of emerging designers present their unique gardens.
These are just some of the wonderful experiences visitors can look forward to, with a full list here.
This is just a small taste of what the Show will have to experience, find out what else will be on offer.
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