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Highlights from the Flower & Garden Show

Adam_W
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Highlights from the Flower & Garden Show

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Hi team,

 

Every year I'm lucky enough to visit the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show for work. This year I decided to shoot a bit of video of some of the display gardens.


For those not familiar with these shows & gardens these landscapes are built in just a week & are only in-place for 5-days before they are broken down again.


Amazing skill not to mention logistics! Here are just four of the 20+ gardens on display.

 

 

 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Melb. Flower & Garden Show display gardens

Brilliant, many thanks for sharing @Adam_W.

 

What do you think were some of the main trends this year?

 

And what garden was your favourite? I love the Finding Your Balance garden you've shown. Interesting that two out of the four have Japanese influences. 

 

Jason

 

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Adam_W
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Re: Melb. Flower & Garden Show display gardens

No worries @Jason

Overarching trend I was reading was one that was a bit hard to define. I felt that it was about creating spaces that allowed retreat & sanctuary, spaces where you could ground yourself, unwind & recharge. Therapeutic I guess.

My fave was the first one in the video ‘Harmony’. Multiple reasons.

I really liked the combination of materials & plant use, loved the ‘naturalistic’ style, I thought it was very well executed especially considering the size of some of the dimension stone, created a great chill-out zone and… it made great use of space – it was actually doable in a small garden.

Yes, the Asian influences were through a lot of designs, sometimes subtle sometimes totally full-on. I think this is partially the Zen type of relaxation thing which keys in to my thoughts on the main ‘trend’.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Melb. Flower & Garden Show display gardens

Did you take some photos at the show as well as video @Adam_W? If so, it would be great to see some of your shots.

 

Jason

 

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Adam_W
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Re: Melb. Flower & Garden Show display gardens

Sure did @Jason although not as many as usual as I was focussing (pardon the pun...) on video.

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Melb. Flower & Garden Show display gardens

They are fantastic. Many thanks for sharing @Adam_W. I'm sure our members will get lots of inspiration for their own backyard projects from your video and photos. 

 

Have you got any projects at home that you're working on?

 

Jason

 

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Adam_W
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Re: Melb. Flower & Garden Show display gardens

No worries @Jason always happy to share!
Hopefully later this week I'll be putting in a new garden which is kind of exciting as our place is pretty much 1.3 acres of lawn & I've not done much in the way of garden things since we moved in.
The biggie is finally getting started on our extensions & renovations so will be asking for lots of advice from the Workshop crew then!

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