LEARN From The Best at This Year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Access a range of educational experiences at this year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Take advantage of the unique expertise and facilities including hands-on practices with skilled professionals.
Learn from skilled chefs as they demonstrate how to create delicious recipes at the Everdure site. Join in for a 30 minute demonstration on how to get the best results using the Everdure Barbecue.
We have a great range of hands-on workshops for all abilities. Visitors can book into a step-by-step class where they will learn how to craft kokedama’s, create their own floral table centrepiece, or pull together wearable floral headpieces, necklaces and more. There will also be Ceramic Workshops in the new Arts & Sculpture precinct. Book online to avoid missing out!
Gardens For Small Spaces
Ryman Healthcare ambassador and landscape design expert Matt Leacy will be taking to the Main Stage throughout the Show to help attendees discover the potential of their patio and Balcony Garden spaces. He will also be offering complimentary landscape design consultations for visitors throughout the Show days. To pre-book a design consultation with Matt, click here
Understand the Importance of Sustainability
The new Sustainability Space will play host to the Show’s Sustainability Partners, Bio Gro and Closed Loop, who will each highlight the importance of recycling and reusing, as well as the importance of being sustainable around the home & garden.
Realise The Potential Opportunities In The Horticultural Industry
Speak to experts from leading Training Organisations at the new Horticulture Careers Hub. This new area will educate and inspire visitors and prospective students alike to join the thriving horticulture, landscape & design industries and help them navigate the process easily.
Landscape Advisory Centre
Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers will be offering FREE professional advice, with qualified and accredited Landscape Builders, Landscape Gardeners and Landscape Designers on hand to offer their help. Pop in to have a chat about your options, ask questions and get the right advice from the right people. Don’t forget to bring along your building plans, ideas, inspirations and any photos you have of the space you are looking to improve. Consultations are free of charge and obligation free.
The Welcome Garden
Come and learn what inspires the best in the business with daily talks by our award-winning ‘Best In Show’ Designers taking place in The Welcome Garden presented by Lawn Solutions Australia.
Experience Sensory & Accessible Gardens
Experience sensory and accessible gardens, designed by Guide Dogs Victoria. Find out about the services Guide Dogs Victoria provide to people with low vision or blindness by chatting to their friendly staff and volunteers. Visit their sensory garden, created so people with low vision or blindness can access and enjoy the Show experience.
The Diggers Club
Visitors will be inspired by the incredible Diggers Club display garden, overflowing with heirloom vegetables and perennial flowers. Enter both the Education Hub or the Potting Station, with a daily program of workshops, demonstrations, tastings and other activities. Learn about the many plants on display, their stories, uses and growing conditions.
Victorian Schools Garden Program
Students can reconnect with nature and become immersed in a landscape of interactive and stimulating multisensory experiences. There will be workshops scheduled throughout the days on the microscopic world of mini-beasts, discover the layers of worm farms, and potting plants to take home.
Beyond Blue is encouraging children to plant a seed of positive mental health in their life by going outside and into nature. Get involved in the many fun interactive activities connecting children to nature and outdoor exercise including yoga, mindfulness and wellness sessions.
Nestled within the Great Hall of Flowers, the Main Stage is programmed with free seminars from an extensive line-up of floral artists, gardening experts and celebrity landscapers. Glean insights into a range of horticultural topics, as well as live demonstrations and floral competitions from industry leaders. Full Main Stage Schedule to be released shortly.