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Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

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Stunning flower arrangements, great day out

We spent hours wandering through the exhibits and taking photos. It was busy but not too crowded... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Barrie F
Rowville, Australia
Plan this as an all day experience

I've wanted to go for a few years. Finally booked early bird tickets, cheap at $27 pp. Christmas... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Sunshine, Australia
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The biggest annual flower and garden show in the Southern Hemisphere is set in Melbourne every year in March at the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens. It is truly a whole family event! Kids can enjoy colouring and craft activities and...more
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We spent hours wandering through the exhibits and taking photos. It was busy but not too crowded to get a quick photo with some of the beautiful arrangements.

Thank Barrie F
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This show has been in my bucket list for years. My husband and I eventually went to the show this year. Honestly, I will say somehow we were very disappointed. I felt like I paid a fortune and went into a market not a flower...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I've wanted to go for a few years. Finally booked early bird tickets, cheap at $27 pp. Christmas gift for senior aged mother in her 70s. *"Type of visit" option doesn't allow me to state "family". Unfortunately, I was in a car accident about 10...More

Thank mitchellt1967
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Whether you are into gardening or not a visit to Melbourne’s International Flower and Garden Show is worth a visit. March in Melbourne provided a beautiful day to wonder the expanse of this exhibition with my friends. Creative displays, competitions and exhibitors have something for...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Overall I enjoyed my first visit, has been on my bucket list for ages but have to say I felt there were too many sales outlets. I was very keen to see the garden rooms but the quantity and quality left me somewhat disappointed- previous...More

Thank Oztraveldoonan
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Lucky we went on the day it was hot. The flowers were amazing in the Exhibition building and a lot of hard work has gone into them. Beautiful roses and plants of all kinds to buy, kids seemed to be entertained, and the day flowed....More

1  Thank samantha d
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We attended as a family yesterday and for four adults the entrance fee of about $120 was very steep. I wonder why the entrance was so expensive given that the majority of displays were commercial retail outlets who, I assume, would be paying a site...More

Thank 28cam56
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Twenty five plus years ago my mum would met me at the gates and now my own daughter and grandchild have. I have never been disappointed with all the grand designed gardens and beautiful floral arrangements inside the magnificent exhibition building. A true credit Melbourne...More

1  Thank Gippycas
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Aside from the beautiful Exhibition Building itself, this show has everything. The flowers and plants, on display and for sale, are amazing in themselves. But so is the talent that put this all together. Stroll outside into the Carlton gardens and admire the hours/days/weeks of...More

1  Thank Helen O
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Great show and some very good workshops. Worth spending the full day! But lack of signages and an upside down map was unexpected.. made it difficult to figure out a way for initial 30 minutes and we almost missed our workshop. Plenty of food trucks!...More

1  Thank adityajagtap
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11 March 2017|
Response from marie j | Reviewed this property |
Go on line to get best deals. Check the city map for distance to The Royal Exhibition Buildings backs onto Melbourne Museum free trams in CDB hope this helps. But book now some already full.Marie
20 June 2016|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
If you want bargains the last day is best. If you just want any ideas for your own garden the Saturday (second last day is good.
21 May 2016|
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Response from brangushiddensprings | Reviewed this property |
I booked on line and seem to remember the Seniors price was $20 for the day.