The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) opens this Wednesday, 26 March. What’s in store for 2014?
New to the MIFGS Show Garden displays this year will be well-known designer Paul Bangay, joining many designers who are back again, including Cycas Landscape Design, Eckerlsey Garden Architecture, Ros McCully, Candeo Design, Ian Barker, Pea Donaldson, Phillip Withers and Hunter Black Design.
Another brand new concept having an outing at MIFGS is Place Grow Shift from AILDM, the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers. Place Grow Shift is a modular garden with different configurations of the same pieces designed by different designers. Each day during the show, a team with take apart the previous incarnation and transform it before everyone’s eyes into a brand new look. This has been many months in the planning and full marks to AILDM for really thinking ‘beyond the box’ and doing something that hasn’t been tried before.
There are also some very interesting-sounding Concept Gardens this year. Lisa Eliis is showing ‘The Midnight Garden‘, James Ross ‘Peninsula‘, Ross Uebergang ‘A Small Space in Time‘, and there’s ‘Echoes‘ by Trevor Griffett, and ‘Breeze‘ from Arbour Landscaping Group.