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Garden & Flower Festivals 2016 - Melbourne

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Published March 3rd 2016
Calling all garden & flower enthusiasts
Below is a list of top Garden & Flower Festivals across Melbourne:

1. Melbourne International Garden Show

When: 16-20 March 2016: 9am-5pm
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton
Cost: Adults: $ 27pp, Children (6-16yrs): $10pp & Family of four: $60
Details: You do not want to miss this Garden event- being the biggest annual flower and garden show in the southern hemisphere! The event will include landscape designs, displays, extensive array of floral and landscape products, gardening tools, outdoor furniture, rare and unusual plants, innovative ideas, talks, seminars, activities, entertainment and more. Click here for website.

2. Garden & Plants Expo
When: 2 & 3 April 2016: 9am-4pm
Where: Tesselaar Gardens, 357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan
Cost: Adults: $18pp & Concession: $15pp
Details: The Expo will be showcasing over 40 nurseries and plant growers, expert plant talks, demonstrations, new rare & unusual plant displays, displays, capsicum carnival, cactus displays and products and more. Click here for website.

3. Como Gardens Open Garden Weekend
When: 16 & 17 April 2016 & 17 & 18 October 2016: 10am-4:30pm
Where: Como Gardens, 79 Basin Olinda Rd, The Basin
Cost: Adults: $8pp & Children under 14: Free
Details: This fun event is for the whole family. It will include garden tours, walks at the gardens, rides on miniature railway, tours of the vintage car museum, lawn games, entertainment, yummy food, magic shows, various fun shows, talks, demonstrations, gate giveaways, raffles and more. Click here for website.



4. Camellia & Garden Show
When: 20 & 21 August 2016
Where: Mount Waverley Community Centre Complex, 47 Miller Cres, Mount Waverley
Cost: Adults: $5pp & Children: free
Details: This year is the 45th year of the iconic Camellia & Garden Show. The Show will feature hundreds of varieties of Camellias, winter flowers, displays, classes, and rare varieties of camellias, exhibits and more. Click here for website.

5. Gardening & Food Festivals
When: 3 &4 September 2016
Where: Caulfield Station, Racecourse St, Caulfield
Cost: See website.
Details: This exciting event combines food and gardening in one amazing event! The event will include displays, shows, entertainment, activities, food and garden stalls, speakers & talks, exhibits, and more. Click here for website.

6. Horsham & District Orchid Society Spring Show
When: 1 & 2 October 2016
Where: Horsham College Hall, Dimboola Rd, Horsham
Cost: Free
Details: This Show will include tips for garden enthusiasts, displays, exhibits, demonstrations, guest speakers. Click here for website.

7. Alexandra & District Open Gardens
When: 22 & 23 October 2016
Where: Various locations- see website.
Cost: See website.
Details: This year will be the 25th anniversary of this incredible Garden event and it will include a broad selection of inspiring town and country gardens, amazing landscapes, garden displays, exotic trees and shrubs as well as plenty more to see & do. Click here for website.

8. Wimmera Geranium & Pelargonium Annual Show
When: 29 & 30 October 2016: 10am-4pm
Where: Sawyer Park, Angling Club Rooms, Dixon Drive, Horsham
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will showcase a variety of Geraniums & Pelargoniums, displays, stalls, demonstrations, talks from experts and more. Click here for website.

9. Garden Design Fest
When: 12 & 13 November 2016: 10am-5pm
Where: Various locations- see website.
Cost: Single Garden Ticket: $8pp or All garden ticket: $45pp
Details: It is back on again this year and the Fest will showcase around 25 spectacular gardens featuring the work of some of Victoria's most acclaimed garden designers. Click here for website.
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Why? Perfect for all the green thumbs and garden enthusiasts.
When: 16 March 2016 - 13 November 2016
Where: See above for all address details
Cost: Free & Ticketed Events- See above
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