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Annual Melbourne Garden Extravaganza
It's that time of the year again when the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show takes over the Royal Exhibition Building and adjacent Carlton Gardens to tantalize garden lovers from around the country with its award-winning floral displays, landscaped show gardens, floral design workshops and exhibitions of achievable gardens.
Each year Melbourne's sensational Exhibition Building is transformed into the Great Hall of Flowers for the annual International Flower and Garden Show. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
This year's event will run from Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st March. Last entry times are 4.15 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and 8.30 PM on Friday.
Once again the Carlton Gardens will showcase the work of talented local and international designers competing head to head to create stunning and memorable display gardens.
There'll be lavish display gardens and landscaped features .......
..... along with masses of flowers to get you excited.
For the 5-days of the show, the historic Exhibition Building will be transformed into the Great Hall of Flowers and also host the RMIT Floral Fashion exhibit.
The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show celebrates our national 'green thumb' and brings together exhibitions and demonstrations by the greatest landscape and floral talent in Australia.
There'll also be a long list of special offers on landscaping and gardening products on offer throughout the show.
And don't forget the kids. There'll be something for people of all ages at the 2019 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Admission costs Adults $29.90 per day or $44.90 for multi-day. Concession costs $25.90 per day or $38.90 multi-day. Group Tickets (minimum of 10) cost $24. Children 14 years and under are Free. Note: All online bookings incur a booking fee.
Where:Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
Cost:Admission costs Adults $29.90 per day or $44.90 for multi day. Concession costs $25.90 per day or $38.90 multi day. Group Tickets (minimum of 10) Cost $24 each. Children 14 years and under are Free. Note: All on-line bookings incur a booking fee.