A Tour of MIFGS

Episode: 7
Title: A Tour of MIFGS
Broadcast: April 13, 2019
Presenter: Bonnie-Marie Hibbs

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show gets bigger and better every year, and 2019 was no exception. Join Bonnie as she takes a look at the big winners of this year’s festival, plus a few of her favourites.

  • Held at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is a celebration of all things gardening and the largest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The show features the best landscape and floral talent from Australia and around the world, and with the show comes some great competition and incredible winning designs.
  • New Zealander, Bayley LuuTomes, won bronze for his display garden “Under the Golden Elm”. This feature has a round wooden block wall surrounding one of the Carlton Gardens’ mature elm trees. Outside of the wall, a meadow of perennials and grasses.
  • “The Third Age” by Willie Wildlife Sculptures, Candeo Design & Semken Landscaping also received a bronze medal. It’s set against a small white cottage, with a mature crab apple tree close by.
  • “Four Seasons” is the creation of Waddell Landscapes, and won silver at the show. As its name suggests, the plant varieties in this display were chosen to show the changing garden scene through the seasons.
  • “The Lux Botanical” by Inge Jabara Landscapes took out silver this year with its sophisticated, sleek lines.
  • Best in Show was awarded to “The Loggia”, created by Tract Consultants’, which also won Gold Show Garden and a host of other awards this year.