Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show returns in 2022

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show have announced its return to Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building in 2022. Running from Wednesday 30th March through to Sunday 3rd April 2022, the show will be featuring never-before-seen floral and landscape designs, educational talks and hands-on workshops the kids are sure to love.

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The Show Gardens will headline the 2022 program with an extraordinary display of horticultural oases from some of the world’s best landscape designers. Over five days, visitors will be invited to vote for their favourite creation to win the acclaimed People’s Choice Award.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show returns in 2022
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“Over the past two years, many of us have turned to plants to breathe new life into our living spaces. Australia’s horticulture industry has shown incredible resilience and we are thrilled to welcome back a phenomenal lineup of designers, artists, brands and businesses to Melbourne in March 2022. We look forward to uniting established and emerging talent with visitors of all ages”

Marcus Gale

Event Director

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show returns in 2022
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Inside the Royal Exhibition Building visitors will experience award-winning floral displays, a dedicated wedding showcase, floral fashions by RMIT students and floral-inspired High Tea. Dressed in blossoming botanicals, the Main Stage will host daily seminars and live demonstrations from an extensive line-up of floral artists, gardening experts and celebrity landscapers.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show returns in 2022
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More than 200 of Australia’s best artists will exhibit their latest collections on the mezzanine level of the Royal Exhibition Building and throughout a selection of outdoor spaces as part of the revamped Arts and Sculpture Precinct. Meandering through each creative space, aesthetes will have the chance to enjoy live demonstrations by esteemed artists and even purchase original pieces to adorn their garden or home.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show returns in 2022
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This year the Beyond Blue Charity Garden offers an exciting kid-friendly program of interactive activities including kids thai chi lessons, mindfulness, indigenous bush tucker sessions and kids yoga classes. Mini Monets can put paintbrush to paper inside the art marquee, with family drawing, colouring, writing and the chance to contribute their works to a Butterfly Tree Wall.

Kids can relax on giant beanbags inside the ‘chillout zone’ or play a game of giant snakes and ladders or Jenga. Families can capture the day’s memories at the Beyond Blue photo booth and every child who visits the Charity Garden will receive a special goodie bag to take home.

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Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show returns in 2022
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Funky Monkey Bars will provide hours of fun on their swinging’ pop-up playground and curious minds can take a deeper look inside the wonderful world of insects by putting mini beasts under the microscope at the Bee Inspired Learning Centre by the Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV). Inside, little ones will learn the ins and outs of bee-keeping and the important role pollinators play in keeping our environment flourishing.

Ceramic expert and sculptor Jude Bridges-Tull will run a free clay workshop, at the Art & Sculpture Precinct on Saturday 28 March. 

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show returns in 2022
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Little green thumbs will delight at a sprawling garden of heirloom fruits, vegetables and edibles flowers at The Diggers Club. Complimentary cooking demonstrations, tastings and gardening talks will be available for the whole family as part of their daily-changing education program.

Driving the Show’s mission to educate visitors about the importance of creating a more sustainable future, the interactive Sustainability Space will teach kids about healthy waste habits and creative ways of reusing and recycling materials around the home and in the backyard.

EVENT DETAILS

Wednesday 30th March 9am–5pm
Thursday 31st March 9am–5pm
Friday 1st April (Gardens by Twilight) 9am–9pm
Saturday 2nd April 9am– 5pm
Sunday 3rd April 9am-5pm

Location: Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
Price: $5-$30

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