24-28 March 2021
ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
& CARLTON GARDENS

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Only a few more days until we take over the Old Treasury Building!

Only a few more days until we can reveal our spectacular #UrbanBlooms floral takeover of the Old Treasury Building! The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is honoured to partner with the City of Melbourne, in conjunction with Melbourne Polytechnic and FloristBank, to bring ‘Down The Garden Path’ to life.

Join us at this iconic landmark as we wander through a secret garden and be swept away for a moment in time among a lush oasis in the heart of the bustling city.

Down the Garden Path can be viewed in the forecourt of the Old Treasury Building, one of Melbourne’s finest 19th century buildings, located at the top end of Collins Street from the 21st to the 27th of November.

Keep your eyes on our socials for some behind the scenes action!


Can’t wait? Check out the incredible installs that opened this week!

Dazzling displays burst forth from shopfronts, windows and facades in a feast for the senses. Follow a themed trail of large-scale horticultural handiwork from Arts Centre Melbourne to the North Melbourne Post Office, Lygon Street to Hosier Lane and a dozen blossoming locations in between.

‘Our Love is Pink’ by Flowers By Brett Matthew John

Location: St Collins Lane

This installation has been crafted to pop between the mix of modern and Victorian architecture within the high-paced, high-fashion surroundings of St Collins Lane and middle Collins Street.

With a focus on sustainability, the installation explores the dichotomy between the femininity reserved for the colour pink and the harshness and resilience of native flora, styled with a few seasonal favourites sourced from Victorian growers.


‘Welcome Back Carlton’ by Pomp and Splendour

Location: Corner of Lygon and Faraday Street

Pomp and Splendour florists are known for their brave use of colour and the inclusion of diverse materials to create original and eye-catching pieces which are both artful and experimental in design.

Pomp and Splendour’s installation for Urban Blooms is a flamboyant welcoming back to the streets of Melbourne with a bold slap of colour and some good party vibes.


‘A Light Exists in Spring’ by Cecilia Fox

Location: Collins Place

This beautiful and captivating project has been inspired by the Emily Dickinson poem ‘A Light Exists in Spring’, heralding the light and life of the season, and of our beautiful city.

Cecilia Fox is a floral studio led by Melanie Stapleton, one of Melbourne’s eminent event florists, whose work is driven by a deep devotion to the natural world.

The forest, the meadow and the overgrown verge guide their design and composition.


For a full list of the Urban Blooms sites head to Whats On Melbourne

Special thanks to:

City of Melbourne, Whats On Melbourne, Melbourne Polytechnic, Melbourne Polytechnic Floristry, Lawn Solutions Australia, Warners Nurseries, Mulbury, Form Boss, Tall Trees, Melbourne and Suburbs Wholesale Florist, Knoll Valley, Agresta Flowers, Ali Flowers, Bloom Into You, Tairi Glower Growers, Halit Flowers.

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