Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show #MIFGS

 

Every step inside the grand hall of the Royal Exhibition Building at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show this year was mesmerizing! Days could of gone by, spending time looking at all the creative installations.

Above, RMIT’s emerging fashion designers were recognised for their floral couture ingenuity. An absolute must to see if you have a thing fresh, dried, twisted, braided, plaited, scrunched and torn pieces of  art. We were in heaven!

Art, living sculptures, workshops, installations, exhibitions, talks, demo’s……… people of all ages filled the grand hall. YOU must look UP! The building itself is incredible!

We could have spent days chatting to the makers & creators.

Outside we found hours of inspiration in the avenue of ACHIEVABLE GARDENSLike little worlds  individually hidden in the middle of the city. Our senses and minds were on overload as we found design aspects to take home.

Entering its 12th year in 2018, the Avenue of Achievable Gardens is a key element of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. The Avenue of Achievable Gardens Design Competition offers students and educational institutions the opportunity to showcase their design skills and horticultural knowledge, promote achievable gardening, creativity and encourage the use of diverse, high quality plants in the landscape. It’s a great learning experience for students, allowing them to go through the process from concept design and project coordination, to construction of a show garden.

Plan for a whole day if you go. Yes, of course there are stalls to purchase products from and free demos on growing, making and creating. Most, who exhibit have specials on the bigger stuff like greenhouses and wicking bed systems. Plan ahead if you want to get the most out of  the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

An absolute must,  if flowers, plants and art get you out of bed in the morning.

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