Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2013

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23.03.2013

Last autumn we went to Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show - one of Victoria's hallmark events. It is a must-see flower and garden extravaganza for all, in full bloom at the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.

Attracting more than 100,000 visitors, the annual flower and garden show is the biggest in the southern hemisphere, boasting more than 500 exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services for the green thumbed and outdoor living and design enthusiasts. A celebration of the Australian lifestyle and great outdoors, the show features the best landscape and floral talent that Australia has to offer, alongside an extensive array of garden retail products, delicious food and great entertainment for all ages.

 

We spent only 3 hours there and, actually, wish we could stay there for a day. Roses, tulips, succulents, orchids, garden expositions, worshops..... We bought tulips bulbs for our front-yard and it was a such delight to see how the tulips flowers later that year.

Please see photos below and remember, there is much more at the show!

Flowers:

TAFE's competition:

Orchids:

Some decoration ideas:

Cloves:

Crisantemum:

Herbera:

Tulips:

Roses:

Lotus and orchid:

All you need is Love!

or tennis :)

Can you imagine that flowers can grow like this?

Music, food, coffee outside the building in the Carlton Gardens:

Succulents:

Backyard decoration ideas:

I love this one (not the guy, the idea!!!):

Have you seen Cinderella?

 

Or Romeo and Juliette?

LOVE this!

You could also buy some flowers to plant it:

Carnivorous plants:

Bonsai:

That's all!

As I said earlier, this show is an annual, so make sure that you will visit next one in the end of March.

Thanks for reading!

Travel well!

Katerina is an author and traveller. She is also a co-founder of 'LetsGoToAU.com' project, created specifically for those who are keen to see the best of Australia, but tired trawling forums for traveller feedback/sifting through hundreds of reviews or simply too busy to organize their trip. 

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