March 2025


Balcony Garden Competition

Calling all landscape design creatives!

If you’re interested in receiving more information about exhibiting in the Balcony Garden Competition in 2025 and beyond please express your interest here

2024 will see the return of the Balcony Garden Competition and the competition will be bigger and better than a highly successful Year Two!

With small-space gardening now a fact of Australian life we are seeing the emergence of the Balcony Garden trend throughout many parts of Australia. Being without a traditional backyard no longer means we must be without a garden, and the Show is proud to showcase garden designs of all shapes and sizes.

The Balcony Garden Competition adds a unique take on mini landscapes and is a creative opportunity for emerging and established designers to inject a new way of thinking about how we can enhance and embrace the limited space available within our homes.

This is a fantastic opportunity for competitors to promote their business, brand, creativity, innovation and flair to an engaged horticulturally-inspired audience of over 100,000 attendees.

The below images are from the eight (8) Balcony Gardens featured in the 2023 Show.

The task at hand? Create a 2.4m x 1.2m Balcony Garden wonderland! The garden will be viewed by visitors as though they are standing in their living room, looking out over their own fantastical, green balcony oasis. Competitors will be supplied with the steel framework and base and will have up to 6 days to create their vision.

The Balcony Gardens Competition will profile up to 12 installations at the 2024 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show from Wednesday 20th March to Sunday 24th March within the Carlton Gardens.


To formally express your interest in the Competition, complete the form at the bottom of the page. Once submitted you will be contacted by Event Management requesting further details to support your formal application.

Applications will close on Friday 8th December and all applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.

Successful applicants will be in with a chance win a share of the $2,000 prize pool and be crowned an official award winner at the largest horticultural Show in the Southern Hemisphere. What are you waiting for – apply today!

2024 Balcony Garden Competition

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