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Your backyard is ho hum instead of glam fun and needs a lift
Ready for that sleek salt water pool then head to Melbourne Convention Centre
I have looked at magazine after magazine. But they do not show you the whole environment laid out. Nor does a magazine let you see the quality of the workmanship. And this for me, is a must. How sturdy is that deck? This is why I am excited. Because the Melbourne Convention Centre is hosting the first-ever Backyard & Garden Show alongside the SPASA Victoria Spa & Pool Show coming up this weekend.
Get expert Garden and Landscape Advice at Free Seminars on the day
Grab a train, grab a tram, because even if you just have a tiny backyard, tiny solutions abound.
You will be surrounded by landscapers and garden designers who can help you find the perfect solution. First, don't leave home without the camera. Second, take photos of your garden and bring them with you. Third, find your favourite gardens on the day and ask the experts.
And these experts are going to be putting forward their best work. They are all trying to win the "Best in Show" using the theme of 'serenity'. And they can help you bring that serenity to your own backyard.
According to Megan Flower, Executive Director of Landscaping Victoria, "Australians have a love affair with outdoor spaces, and outdoor entertaining. With urban density on the rise, the great Australian dream of owning a backyard is changing and the Backyard and Garden Show certainly reflects that," said Flower.
"Everyone from city dwellers with balconies to those in the suburbs with larger plots will find innovative design solutions and inspiration for creating the ultimate outdoor living area, all in the one place."
There will be plant experts, renovating experts, design experts, pool experts and FREE seminars running throughout the day.
I want an above ground salt based, take care of itself with pool cleaner, in a beautiful surround. But I cannot have a wooden deck. I cannot dig into the ground for all the rock. Well, if I used dynamite I might make a hole in my hill. What is my solution? I am so sure I will find it at this Backyard and Garden Show.
I'm stoked and packed for Saturday and dragging hubby along. I am wearing sturdy walking shoes, because this is going to be a very big expo.
Food and drink are available all through the day.
Tickets can be sourced at backyardgardenshow.com.au/tickets
Children under 16 free of charge
An extra treat is your Backyard ticket also provides entry to the SPASA Victoria Pool & Spa Show for FREE.
Tickets at the gate are $2.00 more, so get them via the link, so you do not have to wait in that long cue.
Gates open promptly at 10am – 7pm on Saturday and
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
And of course, there is heaps of parking around this centre.
Thank you to Backyard & Garden for the lovely photos. But I can't wait to take my own and tell you how it all went.