Melbourne International Flower Show
As one of Australia’s most attractive tourist destinations with a wealth of things to see and do, visitors planning on attending Melbourne for the Flower & Garden Show will find a wide range of excellent accommodation to make their stay an even better one.
Blooming lovely – The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
The biggest annual flower show in the southern hemisphere, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is the horticultural highlight of the year in Australia. The 2015 event takes place from March 25 until March 29 and promises to be a spectacular feast for the senses, showcasing the remarkable native flora of Australia and the innovative growing and design skills of exhibitors.
Digging your scene
The 2015 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show will be the 20th annual show held and will take in the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Garden, close to the city’s CBD.
The Royal Exhibition Building, now on the World Heritage List, is one of Australia’s most famous and was even the location of the first Australian parliament. The show, ranked among the top five flower shows in the world, attracts more than 110,000 visitors to the dozens of displays, landscape designs and magnificent floral arrangements produced by around 500 exhibitors.
Each year the show aims to showcase the amazing creativity of Australia’s best gardeners and landscape designers, with the emphasis in this year’s show on the environment and sustainability, and advice on gardening for the climate we live in – for example, saving water while still managing to grow your plants, shrubs and flowers.
Exhibitors will be competing for a number of prestigious prizes and awards, including the City of Melbourne Award of Excellence for Best in Show, the Royal Horticultural Society Comeadow Award and the Horticultural Media Association Best Use of Plant Life Award.
Visitors who are settled in their Melbourne holiday accommodation can even buy the flowers that impress them most in the retail fresh flower market, adding a vivid dash of colour to their temporary home.
There is so much to see at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show that visitors might want to spread their visit over two days.
Art societies from across the state of Victoria will also mount their own exhibitions of work, again all of which will be available to buy, offering a marvellous opportunity for visitors to collect their own unique work of art.
The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is just one reason to visit Melbourne in March but this vibrant, friendly city also has a host of other attractions in March and April, including the traditional Moomba Festival with its parades and events, and the International Comedy Festival attracting comedians from around the world.
Whether your visit is for a weekend, a week or a month, you are certain to find Melbourne holiday accommodation to suit every budget and occasion.