EXPLORE: We’re Celebrating 25 Years With All Things New
We Have 10 NEW Ways to Explore the Show
The Southern Hemisphere’s largest horticultural festival, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, celebrates 25 years on the Victorian major events calendar from 25 to 29 March, and boy do we have a show for you.
What’s new in 2020…
We’re Bringing You The Best of the Best
In an exciting first, our crowd-favourite Show Gardens will be designed by an outstanding collective of Australia’s most awarded landscape designers, who have each previously won the coveted ‘Award of Excellence for Best in Show.’ Prepare to be wowed by the unbridled unique vision of each designer, they will exhibit a calibre of skill and creativity like never before!
Ryman Healthcare Balcony Gardens
To reflect the changing nature of the Australian backyard, this year’s Show will welcome the inaugural Ryman Healthcare Balcony Garden Competition, inspiring urban dwellers with limited square meters and a passion for gardening.
Enhanced Hands-On Workshops
Take part in a range of hands-on workshops, including all-new wearable floral workshops from Internationally acclaimed Floral Artist, Julia-Rose. Book in via our website today to take home your own table centrepiece, kokedama or wearable floral design.
Botanical Gin Garden
Is there any better way to spend your day strolling through the gardens than with an ice-cold Gin cocktail in hand? We’re transforming our entertainment area into a botanical oasis serving delicious Mountain Gin. Grab a friend or loved one and pop down!
2020 Show Layout
This year we are refreshing the Show layout & giving visitors a new way to explore & discover the Show Gardens, as well as a range of new features in new locations. The Show will be set up to best take advantage of the spectacular venue, the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens. Come along & experience this unmissable Show in a brand new format.
Wedding Floral Showcase
Brides and grooms-to-be will be enthralled by the designs at this year’s Wedding Floral Showcase. Bigger and better than ever, see the latest and greatest wedding floral design trends firsthand at the Show.
Horticulture Careers Hub
Hosting a range of higher education providers, the new Horticulture Careers Hub will inspire visitors and prospective students alike to join the thriving horticulture, landscape and design industries, helping navigate the process easily.
Art & Sculpture Precinct
See more than 300 artists representing their craft at the newly revamped Arts & Sculpture Precinct & in the Art Gallery. Meander through these creative spaces to see live artist demonstrations and even purchase original pieces to adorn your garden or home.
The Sustainability Space
Demonstrating the Show’s increased commitment to 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.
The Unmissable After-Work Soiree, Gardens By Twilight, is Better Than Ever
The gates will open for a night to remember on Friday 27 March for the highly anticipated Gardens by Twilight. Enjoy an evening of gourmet food and drinks available from several outlets including pop-up wine bars, beer gardens and The Prosecco Van as you explore everything the Show has to offer in the fading sunlight. Triple J Unearthed artist, Harrison Storm, will headline this year’s live evening entertainment program with a captivating performance under the stars.
The 25th Anniversary Show is shaping up to be our biggest yet.