29 MARCH TO 2 APRIL 2023
ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
& CARLTON GARDENS

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Workshops

Floral Workshops by Melbourne Flower School

Melbourne Flower School will guide you step by step through this 45min workshop. We take a simple glass bowl, 22cm diameter x 9cm high and create this beautiful centrepiece. Using various foliages, Silver Birch discs, pebbles, Phalaenopsis Orchid and more… You will be amazed at how easy your design comes together! You will be able to leave your beautiful design with us, enjoy the Show and collect before you leave at the end of your day.

 

 

Floral Wearable Workshops by Julia Rose

Internationally acclaimed floral artist Julia Rose will be hosting 5x exclusive workshops at the Show. Create over the top, fashion-forward designs with tropical foliage or join the perfect beginners class by creating decorative pieces by weaving several wire gauges into a unique piece of art!

 

Sculpture Demonstrations

Feast your eyes on exciting demonstrations in our Sculpture Precinct. Meredith Plain, owner of Bulleen Art and Garden will be showing visitors how she creates her ceramic sculptures using her own combination of hand-building and sculpture techniques.  Jenny Whiteside is a stone sculpture who will be coordinating, with the help of John Bishop, a limestone carving demonstration. During the demonstration Jenny and John explain the different techniques and methods used to carve limestone. Demonstrations at he Sculpture Prescinct will be run between 11:00am and 12:00pm in the morning, and in the afternoon between 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Wine Selectors Wine Garden

Enliven your senses in the Wine Selectors Wine Garden. Taste and learn all about the flavours and aromas of the garden in Australian varietals at our wine masterclasses. Take in the aromas of Sparkling and Rose or uncover the flavours of chardonnay and shiraz from Australia’s diverse wine regions.  Take your wine knowledge up a notch in these fun and interactive tasting sessions. Sessions are complimentary and start every hour on the hour. Duration 30 mins.

 

Scotts Osmocote Indoor Plant Growing Workshop

It’s no secret that indoor plants are have become one of the biggest décor trends of late.  As well as giving you something to nurture, indoor plants provide a great atmosphere for cleansing and healing the home. If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to discover the wonderful world of indoor plants with the Scotts Osmocote Indoor Plants Growing Workshop. Join us in this 15 minute workshop where you will be guided through creating your very own insta-worthy indoor planter. You will learn all the necessary tips and tricks to keep your plants alive and thriving. From serial plant killers to the great plant parents, we promise you will learn something new and receive your very own plant baby to take home!

 

Scotts Osmocote Succulent Growing Workshop

You will be guided through creating your very own insta-worthy succulent planter and learn everything there is to know about growing and caring for succulents.  Sessions are limited and online bookings will be available via our Facebook page closer to the date. There will be a limited number of walk-ins on the day so be sure to book your spot!

Learn about Small Space Gardening

Book in your free one-on-one workshops with Matt Leacy at the Show! All thanks to Ryman Healthcare.

 

Botanical Workshops

The Japanese kokedama translates to moss-ball, koke meaning ‘moss’ and dama meaning ‘ball’. Come join us in this hands on, intimate workshop where you will make 2 of your very own living, organic sculptural moss balls: kokedamas. You will get to choose your own 2x plants, with plenty of care instructions. All materials will be supplied, you just bring yourself.

 

Diggers Hands On Workshops

Visitors will be inspired by the incredible Diggers Club display garden, overflowing with heirloom vegetables and perennial flowers. Enter the Education Hub with a daily program of workshops, demonstrations, tastings and other activities. Join Diggers Garden experts as well as urban food growing experts from the Melbourne Skyfarm team to learn all about topics such as ‘Seed Sowing and Saving’, and  ‘Vegie Gardening in Pots & Containers’, as well as ‘Harvesting and Preserving’ and ‘Planting for Pollinators’.

 

Main Stage Seminars

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.

 

Understanding 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.

 

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. Bookings essential via our website.

 

Realise potential opportunities at the Careers Hub

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.

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