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The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, at the World Heritage Listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, is set to return with an explosion of colour and design and after 20 years still remains the biggest annual flower and garden show in the Southern Hemisphere.Double Chelsea Flower Show Silver Gilt medallist and Selling Houses Australia co-host, Charlie Albone will be joining a cast of returning, award winning and new design talent creating the stunning Show Garden in 2017. Albone promises to bring his award-winning flare to an already robust line-up of Australia’s foremost landscape design minds – producing extraordinary pop-up gardens for visitors to visually explore.A number of truly unique spaces will be brought to life by AQL Landscapes, Phillip Withers Landscape Design, Cycas Landscape Design, MPF Garden Company, Waddell Landscapes, Candeo Design, Tract Consultants and the Tree and Shrub Growers Victoria to name a few.The hugely popular Gardens by Twilight returns in 2017, taking place on Friday 31 March. Evening visitors will be able to stroll through the entire Show, under the disappearing light, until 9:30pm.For more information about the show, including ticket information, please visit the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show website.
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