Let’s Show Our Support
Today marks what would have been Opening Day of the 2020 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. There’s no denying it, it would have been a glorious day out there today in the Carlton Gardens & Royal Exhibition Building, & even though the physical Show can’t go on, there is still so much to celebrate!
Our amazing line up of retail exhibitors continue to work hard behind the scenes to bring some incredible products & offers to our Show community. Show them your support, have a browse through their deals & offerings below to grab a bargain for your backyard.
The Show was set to host some of Australia’s top talent in floristry, proudly showcasing their remarkable talent. Many of which have online stores where you can order a bunch of flowers to brighten your, or your friends, day! Check out the exhibitor list from C01 – C48 to find your local florist & arrange that special delivery today.
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40% OFF Lemon + Orange Fruit Salad Trees
Melbourne Flower Show VIP Special! Hurry, offer ends 19 April 2020
Grow Meyer Lemons for the majority of the year alongside your choice of Summer Oranges (Valencia) or Winter (Washington Navel Oranges or Blood Oranges).
They are the perfect size for in the ground or pots, and now is the perfect
time to plant!
Use promocode: MELBOURNESHOWVIP which enables you to receive
40% off Lemon + Orange Fruit Salad Trees. Fruit Salad Trees make
perfect gifts for friends and family. Why not gift some to your friends?
Plus, you’ll then have the option to sign up to receive regular tree care
reminders and tips from our nursery team.
The Show Must Go On!
Despite the show being cancelled The Diggers Club’s dedicated events team made the decision to build their display garden remotely to share with disappointed ticket holders. The garden features the Diggers Mini Plot vegetable garden packed with the very best heirloom varieties and a stunning ornamental perennial display as well as their legendary pumpkins. During the five days the show would have run (Wednesday 25 March – Sunday 29 March), The Diggers Club are sharing elements of their garden, inspiration and tips and tricks from edible and ornamental experts on their website, Instagram and Facebook. Follow to join the conversation.
Gardening is not cancelled.
Your local Independent Garden Centres are still able to trade. They are doing all they can to remain open and with plenty of great stock, now is the time to “Discover your own Backyard”.
To ensure safety for both staff and customers many have been thinking outside the square with some great initiatives. Kerb side pick-ups, home delivery, contactless advice (instore, online or by phone) are just some of the ways Independent Garden Centres continue to provide the service they are known and loved for.
2020 has been one of the toughest years in our history and it’s heartening to know that when it gets tough, we can all work together and support one another. Plants and Gardens are Proven Therapy for Body and Mind so now more than ever it’s time to Discover your own Back yard.
Please stay healthy and support local businesses and enjoy your garden.
MOUNTAIN Gin Distilling are giving 25% off
Use coupon code ‘ENJOY25’ for 25% off MOUNTAIN Gin 500mL bottles and MOUNTAIN Gin+Tonic Cans 24x330mL
20% Discount and Free Shipping from The Prosecco Van
The Prosecco Van’s elegant little 3 wheeled converted mobile bar may have had to park up and switch off it’s engine for the moment, but that doesn’t mean the bubbles have to stop flowing. You can enjoy their Italian prosecco in the comfort of your own home when you purchase their delicious Italian prosecco by the bottle. Whether it be for yourself, or purchased as a gift, the minimalistic, yet elegantly designed bottle will be sure to impress all. For the month of April, they are offering a 20% discount & free shipping on a case of prosecco!
Friends of The Arboretum – Join Today!
The Melbourne Arboretum are thrilled to announce the launch of Friends of the Arboretum.
Our planet needs us. How can YOU make a difference? Become a friend! Friends of the Arboretum work together to ensure a positive and sustainable future for the earth by:
- Supporting the trees of the Melbourne Arboretum- Aiding the preservation and research of many important Eucalyptus species and helping educate others on the importance of trees
- Contributing to the growth of this project during its crucial development phase.
You will also:
- Be kept informed about special events and guided tours
- Receive VIP Member Benefits and an exclusive Value Code for our online store
www.lepinparasol.com is Open for Business!
A new tablecloth may be just what you need to brighten your space while on lockdown and welcome your future guests for a big party at the end of this stressful episode!
Table linen are also great presents for Mothers’ Day, birthdays, Christmas presents …
Take advantage (and tell your friends!) of the show specials which will remain valid until 15th April:
- 10% discount on all floral designs: tablecloths, placemats, napkins and bread baskets …
- Free postage on all orders over $100
- All orders over $100 will also receive a $10 credit to be used for future purchases
Start a Native Plant Project with our Plant Boxes delivered to your door
Visit Native Plant Project’s e-nursery, pick from over 60 different native varieties to create a box to suit your garden of either 4,8 or 16 tube stock plants.
Grown with love, packed with care and sent to you with planting guide. From $49.95.
Special offer for Melbourne Flower & Garden Show – 10% off. Enter Code: MIFGS at check out.
Order online at www.nativeplantproject.com.au – inspiring you to celebrate Australian flora.
20% off Secateurs and Free Freight on orders over $100
2WP Garden Tools have attended every Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) since it began in 1995. We are devastated that MIFGS could not proceed in its 25th year, and we will miss all the fun and smiling faces we have experienced over the last 24 years.
As it is the first time in 25 years we will not be able to attend, we want to share an unbelievable 25th anniversary offer that we have never offered before. We are offering 20% off our secateurs and free freight on orders over $100 (excluding freight) until midnight Thursday 2nd April. Please share with your friends and family.
If you need assistance with servicing your 2WP tools please make contact with us.
Garden Express New Autumn Catalogue Out Now
One great thing about Autumn is our Rose catalogue, and this year’s offerings are extremely exciting! Amongst other new release roses, we have a whole new range of beautifully fragrant roses, the Award Winning “Parfuma” Range. These have been selected for outstanding fragrance and flower shape and we are sure they will be very popular.
Of course we still have our usual old favourites as no rose garden would be complete without Iceberg, Mr Lincoln, Peace or Just Joey, but equally so, there are so many other outstanding roses it’s a huge job to narrow them down to the selection we have here. Rest assured, every rose included in our catalogue has the potential to become a new ‘old favourite’ as they are all just so gorgeous.
Other highlights of this catalogue are the first of the Produce plants for the cooler months; and of course, a wonderful selection of really lovely shrubs and other beautiful plants. Now is the perfect time to rejuvenate your garden and get planting with all of these as the soil is still warm and the real heat for the season is easing so establishing new plants in the garden is much easier.
As always, we hope you enjoy our Autumn catalogue as much as we enjoy sourcing the new plants to feature in it, and above all else, Happy Gardening!
SHOP ONLINE NOW AT WWW.GARDENEXPRESS.COM.AU
If you can’t get online the lovely ladies in customer service are also available to take calls on 1300 606 242
Gecko Decko are offering Free Delivery
London College of Garden Design wants you to Embrace Your Garden
LCGD recently ran a competition with the winners due to be creating their planting design exhibits this week at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. At LCGD, we are committed to supporting new designer talent through planting design both in Australia and the UK and so the competition hasn’t been cancelled, it’s just been taken online with our new International Garden Show. Over the next few weeks we hope to share these creations being made by designers in their own gardens and backyards.
You can also get involved!
If you can safely get out into an open space and create a new planting design, whether it’s your own garden or a community space we want to hear from you. Even if you can’t get outside we want to see what you have designed on paper. There’s even a photography category.