March 2025


Take the Family to the Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Flower and Garden Show

Free entry for children 14 years and under!

Architecturally designed cubby houses, floral wonderlands, roving live entertainment, face painting, kid’s activities and hands-on gardening workshops; the countdown is on for mini gardening gurus and floral friends for the 23rd Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show this March, featuring fun for all the family!

Upon arrival, be welcomed by The Welcome Garden before walking through the floral wonderland of vibrant colour, bold blooms and perfumed petals filling the Great Hall.

Kids are encouraged to get their hands dirty in the worm farm and veggie patches as part of The Diggers Club 40th anniversary celebration. Enjoy workshops on beekeeping and building chook sheds amongst the abundance of heirloom fruits, plants, vegetables and of course, the iconic gardening club’s beloved pumpkin installation.

Witness the next generation of Australian designers when RMIT fashion students create visually stunning and technically brilliant plant-based garments.

For families seeking a hands-on experience, build a vertical garden to take home with the Ryobi team and test the range of garden tools in action.

Kids and adults alike will not want to miss the Cubby House Challenge® – the annual auction of cubby houses created by leading Australian design and architecture firms. Coordinated by the show’s official charity partner, Kids Under Cover, all proceeds go to the charity’s youth homelessness prevention programs. As adults watch bids soar, children can meet the Dulux dog, who will be on-site for pats and photos.

Tickets to the Show are now on sale here 
Entry is free for all children 14 years and under.

Dates:              Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 March 2018

Times:              Open 9am – 5pm daily

Gardens by Twilight – Friday March 23 until 9:00pm

Venue:             Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens


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