For one night only this autumn, Carlton Gardens and the Royal Exhibition Building will transform into a sprawling twilight wonderland as the sun sets on the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show presented by Scotts Osmocote, Friday 1 April.
Until 9pm, city dwellers can wander the extensive grounds and witness some of the best landscape and floral designs the country has to offer under a whole new ambience at Gardens by Twilight. With an indulgent offering of tasty gourmet food and delicious botanical beverages, the southern hemisphere’s largest horticultural event has Friday night plans sorted.
In addition to their signature flute of bubbly, The Prosecco Van will offer a smooth espresso martini blend exclusive to Twilight attendees.
Inside the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Flower School will offer a ticketed evening floral design workshop at 6pm. Award-winning floral displays, a fresh Flower Market and floral fashions designed by RMIT students will fill the halls, as hundreds of exquisite original artworks line the upper gallery level; all available for purchase.
Ticket holders can experience everything the day program has to offer in a whole new light with the added bonus of exclusive evening entertainment from stilt walkers, fire artists and LED hoop artists. Stroll through life-size sculptures from hundreds of Australian artists inside the revamped Arts & Sculpture Precinct; taste heirloom veggies, fruits and delicious jams at The Diggers Club; and chat with some of the best floral and landscape designers in the country.
Whether its date night, after-work drinks, an overdue catch-up with friends or an excuse to get out and about, Gardens by Twilight will be a night to remember, no matter the occasion.
Thanks to our lighting partner ‘Gardens at Night‘.
Gardens at Night are Australia’s leading landscape lighting and design specialists. With over 20 years experience, Gardens at Night offer quality design, technical knowledge and installation services shining light on some of Australia’s most beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces.
Gardens at Night have been a proud partner of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show for over 16 years and in 2022 are once again shining a light on the Show providing an exclusive opportunity to see the gardens in a whole new light at Gardens by Twilight.
Planning started in December, working closely with designers to light up a variety of features; from meandering pathways, pergolas and ponds to feature trees, fountains and life size sculptures.
Stimulate the senses by taking a wander through the gardens at twilight to see the Show Gardens and Boutique Gardens lit up at night.