Oh, have we got a show for you!
The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show presented by Lawn Solutions Australia, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest floral & garden event, returns 25 – 29 March 2020 for its 25th anniversary.
For our silver Anniversary we will be celebrating the “Best of the Best” landscape & floral designers who have taken out the event’s top awards in previous years. 2020 attendees can expect a Show unlike any they’ve seen before. Each show garden will be a representation of the designer’s unbridled, unique vision.
More than 100,000 visitors are expected to join us once again to celebrate the five day Show, held in the sprawling grounds of Carlton Gardens and within the historic Royal Exhibition Building. Visitors can expect a showcase of more than 900 exhibitors including a strong lineup of accomplished & award-winning landscape & floral designers creating unique, unimaginable installations.
The Show continues to attract the best floral and landscape design talent, locally & internationally, to create truly exceptional Show Gardens and Floral Feature displays. It has established itself as the event to foster young designers, displaying their creative talents and providing a platform for professional development for many training institutions and universities.
The heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building is a sight in itself but will be taken to the next level, housing 1,000’s of freshly cut & styled blooms filling the air with gorgeous scents across the five days. Floral designers, florists & flower enthusiasts will create some of the most stunning floral installations under its roof, a sight you won’t want to miss.
Over 150 retail exhibitors will come together to form exciting retail precincts, inside & outside at the Show. Both innovative & new release products, as well as the traditional favourites, are available to peruse & purchase, covering off on all categories from exotic plants to garden tools, lawn care solutions to ornamental swings…there really is something for everyone.
The newly revamped Arts & Sculpture Precinct & the Gallery Precinct Art Exhibition plays host to more than 300 artists representing their craft. Visitors can meander through these creative spaces & even purchase original pieces to take home.
It’s a Show for the whole family with a range of entertaining & engaging activities for kids of all ages. From face painting, plant potting, creative painting & more, the little ones won’t have time to get bored plus kids under 14 are free to enter the show!
The gates will open for an evening to remember on Friday 27 March, for the highly anticipated Gardens by Twilight. Visitors can enjoy a night of delicious gourmet food & drinks whilst exploring everything on offer in a whole new light and ambiance. An enhanced entertainment program, fires to warm by, drinks to enjoy, all under the stars & amongst the designs!
In 2020 we will also be welcoming Ryman Healthcare to the MIFGS family & in partnership we are proud to be launching a new competition, the Ryman Healthcare Balcony Garden Competition. This competition will showcase garden designs with a unique take on mini landscapes, adding yet another creative twist to this world-class event.
And to top it all off there will be plenty more to keep visitors busy with competitions, workshops, interactive spaces, demonstrations, expert advice, catering experiences & much more.
More designers and special features of the 2020 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show presented by Lawn Solutions Australia will be released closer to the event.
Dates: Wednesday 25 – Sunday 29 March 2020
Times: Open 9am – 5pm daily
Gardens by Twilight – Friday March 27 until 9pm
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, Carlton