Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

About the world-renowned Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) 2013

Entering its 15th year, the Melbourne Flower & Garden Show is regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. It is rated among the top five flower and garden shows in the world.

Melbourne is famous for its gardens and this annual event has become a fixture on the city's calendar. It sees the beautiful and historic Carlton Gardens, around the Royal Exhibition Centre, transformed as 300 exhibitors vie with each other to provide the most dazzling landscapes and beautiful flower beds. The Show represents all areas of Australia's ornamental and horticultural industry and features garden design awards and floral design awards.

In addition to viewing exhibits, visitors can buy plants and garden accessories, and seek out professional advice for their own gardens.

The Melbourne Flower & Garden Show celebrates the great Australian outdoors and gives visitors an opportunity to revel in beautiful displays of the queen of flowers; roses alongside typical favourites such as begonias, geraniums, rhododendrons, waratahs, agonis, Banksia, dryandra, kangaroo paw, mountain daisy, eucalyptus and stirlingia.

Staged within the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens, this prestigious show features the best landscape and floral talent that Australia has to offer. An extensive array of garden retail products, delicious food and great entertainment is also a feature of the show. An open exhibition and sale of garden sculptures is organised by the Association of sculptors of Victoria as part of the show.

Each year, RMIT fashion Design students present a display of wacky floral designs which are displayed in the Great Hall of Flowers.


Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens
Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3000


  • Phone: 03 9864 1111
  • Fax: 03 9864 1112
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