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Family Fun at 2018 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

by EricaL (follow)
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Take the Family to the Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Flower and Garden Show

The annual Melbourne International Flower & Garden show is coming up and this year's show is jam packed with entertainment to suit all ages.

One activity that is certain to attract the kids attention this year is the Kids Under Cubby challenge: architecturally designed cubbies for the children to explore.

Couple that with floral wonderlands, roving live entertainment, face painting, kid’s activities and hands-on gardening workshops, there's lots to inspire mini green thumbs and grown-ups alike at the 23rd Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show this March.

Walk into The Welcome Garden before entering the vibrant floral wonderland filled with bold blooms and perfumed petals filling the Great Hall.

Little fingers are encouraged to muck in with worm farms and veggie patches, which make up part of The Diggers Club 40th anniversary celebration. There will also be beekeeping workshops, chook sheds and a fruit & veggie plant installation to admire.

There's more hands-on experience with the Ryobi team; make a vertical garden to take home and test the range of Ryobi's garden tools in action.

Inspire mini fashionistas at the RMIT Floral Fashion exhibit. RMIT Fashion Design students were given a theme on which to base their amazing and creative plant-based designs. This year's designs are inspired by the National Gallery of Victoria’s Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists Exhibition.

Coordinated by the show’s official charity partner, Kids Under Cover, all proceeds go to the charity’s youth homelessness prevention programs. As adults watch bids soar, children can meet the Dulux dog, who will be on-site for pats and photos.

Tickets to the 2018 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show are now on sale:

When: Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 March 2018
Times: Open 9am – 5pm daily
Gardens by Twilight – Friday 23 March until 9pm
Where: Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
Tickets: $29.90 adults - children under 14 years FREE
Web: melbflowershow.com.au and Facebook

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