THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE’S MOST STUNNING GARDENS REVEALED

The country’s most prestigious garden awards have been announced this morning at The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show presented by Lawn Solutions Australia. The awards herald the launch of the southern hemisphere’s largest garden and floral event, which runs for five days in the sprawling grounds of Carlton Gardens and the interior of the historic Royal Exhibition Building.

The City of Melbourne Award of Excellence for Best In Show was presented to Tract Consultants’ ambitious The Loggia garden, which seamlessly combines dry climate species from both Australia and the Mediterranean. Warm terracotta tiles provide a striking juxtaposition to green swathes of native and exotic plant life. The Loggia is a clever coalescence of romance and practicality, heroing hot climate planting as a nod to a more sustainable future.

– DETAILS OF AWARD WINNERS –

Head Show Garden judge Andrew Laidlaw said, “As a collective group of gardens the standard is as high as it’s ever been in the history of the show”.

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Event Director, Marcus Gale commented that the Show continues to attract the best design talent from Australia and overseas to create truly exceptional Show Gardens and feature displays.

“Every year we are awestruck by the imagination showcased by our landscape and floral designers, and 2019 is no different,” said Gale.

“Each garden and floral installation is not only visually arresting, but our new charity partnerships with Beyond Blue and Guide Dogs Victoria encouraged designers to add another dimension to the creations. The judging panel revelled in seeing displays that carried a strong message, as well as being aesthetically brilliant”.

Whilst the Show runs until Sunday 31 March 9am – 5pm daily, this Friday evening, The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show presented by Lawn Solutions Australia extends its hours for a floral-inspired twilight session. In addition to witnessing the best gardens and floral designs the country has to offer, Gardens by Twilight is a convergence of local live music sets, roving entertainment, impressive lighting displays and boutique food and beverage bars – running until 9pm.

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden runs until Sunday 31 March. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate or via melbflowershow.com.au

The full gallery of 2019 winners, show gardens and floral installations can be found here
FULL LIST OF AWARD WINNERS BELOW:

CITY OF MELBOURNE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR BEST IN SHOW

The Loggia designed by Tract Consultants

GOLD SHOW GARDEN

The Loggia designed by Tract Consultants
Journey designed by MUSA landscape Architecture
The Other Side by Jason Hodges, Candeo Design & Semken Landscaping for Lawn Solutions Australia

SILVER GILT SHOW GARDEN

Changing Times designed by Myles Baldwin Design
Dreaming designed by Christian Jenkins Landscape & Design

SILVER SHOW GARDEN

Four Seasons designed by Rob Waddell
The Lux Botanical designed by Inge Jabara Landscape

BRONZE SHOW GARDEN

Urban Retreat designed by Ben Hutchinson Landscapes
Under the Golden Elm designed by Bayley LuuTomes Design
The Welcome Garden designed by Mark Browning
The Third Age designed by Willie Wild Life Sculptures, Candeo Design & Semken Landscaping

HORTICULTURAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION (HMA) AWARD FOR BEST USE OF PLANT LIFE

The Loggia designed by Tract Consultants

MARK BENCE CONSTRUCTION AWARD

The Loggia designed by Tract Consultants

LANDSCAPING VICTORIA BOUTIQUE GARDEN AWARD

1st Place – Remembrance designed by Trish Morrison
2nd Place – Breeze designed by Maia Coillard
3rd Place – Anthropogenic Future designed by Anthony Sharples & Alistair Kirkpatrick

THE AVENUE OF ACHIEVABLE GARDENS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Redivivus Materia designed by Jason Donnelly

THE AVENUE OF ACHIEVABLE GARDENS
1st place
Jessica Villani – Rainforest Nest
Rachael Nardella – Home is Where the Seeds are Sown
Katherine Westle – Gone Bushesque
Jason Donnelly – Redivivus Materia

2nd place
Kristen Mahler – The Yoga Sanctuary
Shaun Hayes, Shaun Taggert, Jacob Banks, Daniel Clarke, Zach Murphy, Thomas Drew – Modern Pop
Alex Koskiniotis – Cascade

3rd place
Riley Cooper & Angus Houghton – Gallery to Garden
Joshua Brammer, Josh Hurst, Adam Caarels, Alby Perry & Nick Dunn – Tapestry of Texture
Melissa Bell – Colour my World
David Joseph – Native Fibonacci

BEST USE OF PLANT LIFE
Jessica Villani – Rainforest Nest

CREATIVE SPACE
Katherine Westle – Gone Bushesque

VISUAL DISPLAY

GOLD VISUAL DISPLAY

The Fantasy Garden by Collectors Corner

SILVER GILT VISUAL DISPLAY

Matthew Landers
Moss Industry Florists

SILVER VISUAL DISPLAY

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
Lynne Dallas
Flowers Vasette

BRONZE VISUAL DISPLAY

The Plant Society
Box Hill Institute
The Green Palace by Leaf & Bear
Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter
Chrysco
Bloom College
Gloriosa Nursery
Oasis Noir by Richard Go Design
It’s my World
Melbourne Flower School

FLORAL DESIGN

GOLD FLORAL DESIGN

Australian Association of Floral Designers
Pinkie Promise
SILVER GILT FLORAL DESIGN

Flowers by Nici
Melbourne Polytechnic Floral Installations
SILVER FLORAL DESIGN

Holmesglen Institute
Marjorie Millner College
BRONZE FLORAL DESIGN

The Australian Floral Art Association
Karen Wang Wedding & Flowers

RMIT STUDENT FLORAL FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION

1st Place – Not knowing future matters designed by Taylah Caddy
2nd Place – Fight for the bight designed my Meg Bradbury
3rd Place – Beyond the park designed by Zoe May Sutherland

THE BAPTCARE SHOP WINDOW FLORAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Gold – Jenny Burke Florist

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