Ranked among the top five flower shows in the world, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) is an event not to be missed! Now in its 22nd year, the show’s immersive Show Garden installations, the vibrant floral designs and innovative gardening products have been a drawcard for tens of thousands of attendees annually.
In addition to showcasing an incredible line up of Australian landscape and floral designers, the 2017 show will also reveal a plethora of new features and experiences for all ages. It promises to be an immersion of all senses: with stunning show gardens, spectacular floral installations, interactive workshops, expert talks, tantalising food experiences, live entertainment, hundreds of plant retailers and of course, the captivating scent of thousands of flowers.
The hugely popular Gardens by Twilight returns in 2017, taking place on Friday 31 March. Evening visitors will be able to stroll through the entire Show, under the disappearing light, until 9:30pm. Twinkling festoon lighting will cast a dreamlike mood over the gardens, whilst patrons enjoy a glass of sparkling and wander throughout until the moon rises in the sky and the stars come out.
Now in its 11th year, the Achievable Gardens showcases the talents of Victoria’s brightest student landscapers with twelve designers chosen to create their own 5m x 3m installation at the show.The Avenue of Achievable Gardens Design Competition offers students and educational institutions the opportunity to showcase their design skills and horticultural knowledge, promote achievable gardening, creativity and encourage the use of diverse, high quality plants in the landscape.
Visitors to the Show will not go hungry with a series of garden-themed cafés, bars and high tea spaces scattered throughout the Royal Exhibition Centre and Carlton Gardens. Like the Show itself, this enhanced food fare will champion Victoria’s exceptional regional produce, catering to families and foodies alike.
When is it: Wednesday March 29 – Sunday 2 April 2017
Where is it: Royal Exhibition Centre and Carlton Gardens, Carlton
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