Family fun at the show
The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 27 – 31 March, is the perfect family event for all ages.
Did you know that kids under 14 can attend the show for FREE!
At the 2019 show, you will come across our reinvigorated Kid Zone located in the stunning Carlton Gardens.
The Kid Zone brought to you by Beyond Blue will include trampolining and a Funky Monkey bar set to play on, a flower crown & tiara making area, painting, drawing and writing stations, giant Snakes and Ladders and Jenga games and of course face painting.
Don’t miss the special outdoor presentation for kids from the Beyond Blue stage area and the opportunity to win an amazing prize for your child’s school just by taking a photo in the Beyond Blue photo booth!
Every child that visits the Beyond Blue garden will be given a show bag to take home with them.
Looking for something more hands on? Sign up at the Ryobi House for a Make & Take session, where you’ll be able to make your very own take-home products. Get in early though….spots fill fast!
Visitors to The Great Hall of Flowers will be making a beeline for Instagram sensation Jason Chongue (The Plant Society) as he breathes life into a Charlie and The Chocolate Factory inspired indoor plant installation.
Over on the other side of the Carlton Gardens you will stumble across the NGIV precinct where you can reconnect with nature and become immersed in a landscape of interactive play. Within this feature garden, children can hide within a bamboo forested tunnel, climb up a log fort, chat with friends on raised platforms, generate water through a bicycle, and many more engaging activities.
Green Connections will excite children of all ages with an interactive and stimulating multisensorial area to play, enabling them to connect with plants and natural materials and learn from the surrounding natural environment.
The NGIV Precinct also has several activities and workshops scheduled throughout the week focused on kindling a strong connection with nature. Children are invited to explore the microscopic world of mini-beasts, discover the layers of worm farms, and to get their hands dirty potting plants that they can take home and watch grow.