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Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2023

This five-day celebration of flowers, plants and all things horticulture features stunning installations, workshops, art and endless green-thumb inspo.
By Libby Curran
March 14, 2023
By Libby Curran
March 14, 2023

Maybe you've got a thing for boldly coloured blooms. Or perhaps your indoor plant addiction has inspired a green thumb that just won't quit. Either way, your horticultural side is about to get a big ol' dopamine boost when the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show returns this spring.

Taking over Carlton Gardens and the Royal Exhibition Building from Wednesday, March 29–Sunday, April 2, the long-running festival will once again serve up a jam-packed program of workshops, talks, product showcases, landscape installations and, of course, gardens galore. It's set to be the largest horticultural festival in the entire southern hemisphere.

Browse the stunning Show Gardens to see plant-filled oases from leading international landscape designers, and hit the Boutique Gardens and Balcony Gardens to admire horticultural wonderlands created in the tiniest of spaces. There's a dedicated indoor plant zone where you can pick up plant care products, expert advice and a stack of inspiration, while The Diggers Club is running an array of workshops to level up your green thumb.

Step inside the Great Hall of Flowers to lose yourself amongst countless floral displays, check out the student-led Floral Fashions showcase, and sip bubbly while you create your own flower-inspired artistic masterpiece.

And on Friday, March 31, swap your usual knock-offs for a visit to Gardens by Twilight, where you can wander through the garden installations while enjoying botanically charged sips, devouring gourmet snacks and soaking up live tunes. Running until 9pm, there'll also be roving performers, a floral design workshop, a guided tour with horticulturalist Chloe Thomson, sculpture shows and exhibitions, to enjoy alongside prosecco flutes and an exclusive espresso martini concoction.

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