Spectacular and practical garden design with steps paving and stone garden wall.

Landscape Garden Design Ideas from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

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A great way to develop your landscape garden design ideas is to get to one of the annual garden shows around the country or around the world. One of the biggest shows in the Southern Hemisphere is the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens just north got the Melbourne CBD. This five day annual event runs until 25 March so if you have missed it this year, we have brought you some photos. Depending which climate you are designing a garden for, your plant selection may be different.

Landscape Garden design idea. Combining a beautiful design with an edible garden.

Landscape Garden design idea. Combining a beautiful design with an edible garden.

This year’s show featured edible gardens, workshops with local industry experts, floral art displays, garden competitions and landscape gardens. For landscaper designers it is also a great opportunity to talk with exhibitors and suppliers of everything from garden tools to sculptures and garden accessories.

Landscape garden path and pergola

Landscape garden path and pergola – “Living Garden ” by Emmaline Bowman’s (STEM Landscape Architecture and Design)

For the first time ever, this year’s show featured a welcome landscape garden. This garden designed by last year’s winner Best in Show award winner Phillip Withers creative director of Phillip Withers Landscape Design. “Flourishing with a full spectrum of green hues, the biodiverse habitat is a place for visitors to relax and recline.“ 

One of the challenges for landscape designers is developing ideas for garden focal points. Once the focal point of a garden design is established the rest of the garden design more or less falls into place. Shows like these are ideal for helping to exploring ideas for garden design. Landscaping solutions from some of Australia’s best landscape garden designers are on display at one location.

Native grasses in garden beds with stainless steel edging. Garden sculpture in the background.

Native grasses in garden beds with stainless steel edging. Garden sculpture in the background.

Garden shows like the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Brisbane International Garden Show and the recent Brisbane Garden and Plant Expo are favourites with hobby gardeners, professional landscapers, horticulture students as well as members of the plant nursery industry.

Pergola with garden furniture with garden beds in the foreground.

Pergola with garden furniture with garden beds in the foreground. Great Landscape design by Candeo Design – “Square 1”

 

Adding some colour to your garden design.

Adding some colour to your garden design with flowers.

 

Outdoor garden setting with tiled paving, native grasses and vertical gardens.

Outdoor garden setting with tiled paving, exposed concrete, native grasses and vertical gardens.

 

A very neat retaining wall with a layered garden design featuring succulents.

 

For residents of the Gold Coast, the Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Gardening Expo takes place  annually in September  in the Country Paradise Parklands Nerang. this show usually features talks by celebrity gardeners, vertical gardens, bee hive demonstrations and organic gardening.

If you are on the Sunshine coast, you only have to wait until July for the Queensland Garden Expo. With more than 360 exhibitor and plants on display from more than 55 plant nurseries, there will be plenty to see over the thee days of the show. If you are interested in garden design pencil in some of these shows in you diary.

For information on our landscape design services click on the link below;

http://redslandscaping.com.au/design/

 

For more information on garden shows follow these links;

http://www.qldgardenexpo.com.au

http://melbflowershow.com.au

http://botanicalbazaar.com.au

 

Candeo Design -landscape design company

2017 Best in Show award winner Phillip Withers

http://phillipwithers.com

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