March 2025


Christian Jenkins – Pocket Profile

We are thrilled to welcome back Christian Jenkins to the 2024 Show Garden Competition!

Christian is a seasoned professional at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Presented By Scotts. We can’t wait to see what he will create for the show next year, which is a collaboration with Margaret River Trees. Christian gave us some insights into his show garden titled ‘Reflections’ as well as his gardening trend predictions, and who he would invite to his dream garden party!

2024 Show Garden Profile

This years Show Garden will once again continue my journey of creating Wellness Gardens, allowing the audience to experience an overwhelming sensory experience of joy, calm and tranquility.

The design is a collaboration with Margret River Trees, framed with the striking boldness of towering Bottle Trees, one of Australia’s greatest trees. In addition, the Show Garden will showcase further trees over 500 years old, celebrating their architectural brilliance in this contemporary garden setting combined with a mix of Australian Native plants.

A contemporary landscape garden celebrating Australian Native Plants, limestone garden beds, decked boardwalks and a large body of water sets the scene for this Wellness Garden. The large body of water that will create a range of reflections that remind us of the mysterious wonders of nature.

The garden will have a entertaining area for the friends and family to gather and eat, outdoor room for one to rest and relax, whilst the garden will take one on a journey through the space leading one to a range of sitting areas.

When/How did you get into the industry?

Started Gardening Training ship in the early 1990’s with my first show garden in 2003

What are you most excited about at this year’s #melbflower show?

I am loving how the show is going from strength to strength. Can’t wait to see Kojo’s Japanese Garden. 

What is the gardening trend of the season?

I believe there is a trend towards Wellness Gardens people want that space that transports them away from Day to Day living 

Who has been the biggest influence on your design career?

Travelling to Bali for years has created my love for Tropical Wellness Gardens and l continue to enjoy admiring there great creativity of garden design 

If you could invite any three people to a garden party who would they be?

That’s a hard question l would invite Sting for some great tunes and conversations 

Novak Djokovic l love his commitment to elite performance 

Annie Lennox from Eurythmics as she was my favourite as a teenager and would love to hear some unplugged  classics 


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