Pre-Conference Garden Tour

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Pre-Conference Garden Tour including MIFGS Show Gardens 2020

Friday 27 March 2020

ALC delegates only

So what does a 2020 garden look like? This year’s tour focuses on urban retreats in Melbourne’s suburban gardens. Urban living will be on display with six distinctly different spaces to make up this year’s itinerary. These gardens are all designed to ‘adapt’ to their owners needs within set spaces. They include:

City garden designed by Fiona Brockhoff – a series of compact courtyards using minimalism to maximise space and urban refuge.

Rooftop community garden in St Kilda – a deliberately unpretentious, ‘un-designed’ communal space that cares for itself and for its 23 groups of residents.

Eckersley Garden Architecture garden – both an engineering feat and a breathtaking, plant driven landscape that tumbles to its Yarra River border.

Sharon Harris’ own garden – a typical suburban backyard transformed into a plant lover’s paradise where rare plants, Argentinean and Tandoori ovens, ornamentals, edibles, sculpture, pots and poultry all harmoniously hold sway.

Mediterranean style garden designed by Paul Bangay – a beautifully proportioned Mediterranean inspired garden where architecture and landscape read as one, complemented by a climate smart plant palette.
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show – Show Garden Avenue – with Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show entry included, the tour concludes with a viewing of the 25th anniversary show gardens. The contemporary designs, all by invitation only previous ‘Best in Show’ winning designers, will offer the very best of 21st century landscape design.

In a fitting culmination to the Tour, delegates can choose to stay on at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (open late into the evening) to share dinner/drinks, visit the world class exhibits and retail displays, enjoy the entertainment on offer and experience the magic of the beautiful Carlton Gardens and historic Melbourne Exhibition Buildings under lights in what promises to be the best show ever in celebration of its 25th year.

With such an inspirational range of landscapes, you will be energised and inspired by the diversity of design and directions in which gardens take us. We are privileged to share these spaces with you and encourage you to book early as the tour usually books out during Early Bird Registrations.

 

DATE: Friday 27th March 2020
TIME: 8.15am – 5.30pm (Confirmed to delegates in advance)
INCLUDES: Lunch, refreshments, coach, guide, garden notes, entry fees
DEPART: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Place, South Wharf
CONCLUDE: Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Carlton Gardens, Carlton
COST: $225
BOOK: Website or brochure Registration Form
Bookings subject to availability and restricted to conference delegates.
CANCELLATIONS: 75% refund for cancellations prior to 10th March 2020. No refunds after that date.
Tour may be varied or cancelled if circumstances change.
CONTACT: Fleur Flanery ph: 0408 627 774 or email: info@landscapeconference.com