As someone who loves flowers and creates Artificial Flower Arrangements in Melbourne, Australia, I was very excited to visit the annual Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show on the weekend. This lovely event has been taking place since 1995 in early April each year. It is located in the World Heritage Site of Carlton Gardens and the Royal Exhibition Building. This building is absolutely stunning inside and out!
Carlton Gardens were transformed for this event. Everywhere you looked there was something interesting happening. There were lots of people rushing everywhere. You could find and buy everything you needed for gardening- flowers, bulbs, tools, decorations such water features, sculptures, furniture and more.
This is me among the scultpures, which are a part of a competitions and can be purchased as well.
Most people bought fresh flowers or bulbs to plant at home. Some bought mini clay flowers, which looked very realistic!
Inside the Royal Exhibition Building I was surrounded by the beautiful, surprising, unbelievable floral creations. Most people who exhibit are either professional florists or students from higher education institutions or floral societies.
Everyone marveled and took pictures and selfies. This is me with the free blue bag, given to everyone by the newspaper brand-Herald Sun. This was one of the most elaborate floral creations involving lots of twigs and gorgeous anthuriums.
Another amazing Heart creations was on the first floor of the building and it looked great there as part of a table set for a proposal with the ring in a box and champaigne!
A lot of the fashion design students participated in the show and showcased an amazing level of creativity in dressing up their mannequins. The fashion design below is my favourite creation, it is so simple, the skirt is made using just leaves of palm trees and monsteria plant and the headwear is made of some twigs but the result is absolutely amazing! Notice the bodice and the bracelet! Wow!
There was a lot of color and flowers of all kinds were showcased! Some creations were small while others were on the larger scale. Beautiful pink paper cranes were used in the design below to hang from the ceiling with flowers. The effect was magical.
The show was a lovely opportunity for me to see so many people interested in flowers and to share some of the flyers of my own Artificial Flower creations with them.
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In the next post I will be sharing some of the sculpture and landscape design ideas from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. I hope you have enjoyed this post.