Be your own garden guru and head to the 2009 International Flower & Garden Show.

Blooming Melbourne  

Be your own garden guru and head to the 2009 International Flower & Garden Show.

Watching gardening shows like The Outdoor Room just makes us wish that Jamie Durie and his team would show up and help redesign our gardens, turning them into something more spectacular than we mere horticultural mortals could ever dream of.

But hey, it’s worth trying to recreate it yourself. And one of the best ways to be inspired is by heading to the annual Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS), the largest flower and garden show in the country.

Presented by Mighty Helpful Mitre 10, the MIFGS 2009 will showcase the latest and most innovative gardening trends, products and floral creations over ten hectares of blooming loveliness. Held at Melbourne’s heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, the MIFGS returns with an explosion of colours from April 1 to 5, 2009.

You’ll also be able to ask for some expert advice before you start digging up your garden and be informed of products that will help you every step of the way.

But even if you’re not looking to do anything to your garden (although it’s assured you’ll walk out feeling inspired), come and admire some of the work by students who are taking part in The Flemings’ Student Design Competition. Now in its tenth year, it will showcase eight of the country’s finest garden designs.

The MIFGS 2009 show will also play host to the 2009 Interflora World Cup Selection Trials, during which ten competitors will battle it out for the chance to represent Australia at the World Cup in Taiwan in 2010.

For more info, or (03) 9864 1111. 

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