20th March - 24th March 2024


Border Garden Competition

This one is for the plant lovers!

Applications for the 2024 Border Garden Competition are now open! If you wish to formally apply, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

If you’re interested in receiving more information about exhibiting in the Border Garden Competition in 2024 please express your interest here

2024 will see the return of the Border Garden Competition and the competition will be bigger and better as the education and variety develops through the knowledge and industry experience of the team at the London College of Garden Design Melbourne.

This exciting competition is a platform to help emerging garden designers and experts show what is possible to achieve in a tiny space with a sole focus on plants. The focus here is on all plants and making the greenlife the star of the space!

The competition offering those involved a fantastic opportunity to promote their creativity, innovation and horticultural understanding to an engaged horticulturally-inspired audience of over 100,000 attendees.

The below images are selection of the Border Gardens that featured in the 2023 Show.

The task at hand? Create a 2.4×2.4m Border Garden that shows a planting scheme that shows off your skills of planting design, plant arrangement and horticulture knowledge. You might decide to create a wildlife friendly design, a water wise planting design for summer droughts or a party planting theme for an urban space. Your story will rest with you!

The Border Gardens Competition will profile up to 16 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.

London College of Garden Design Melbourne is the partner of the 2024 Border Gardens Competition

2024 Border Gardens Competition

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