There are always ways to add value to your property – whether that is by renovating, decorating or re-building. One area that is often neglected is that of landscaping and garden design, which can boost the worth of a home substantially if done well. Here at Chisholm and Gamon we celebrate the opening of Melbourne’s International Flower and Garden Show by highlighting ways in which a dedicated landscape design can increase the value of your home – and how this annual floral extravaganza will offer inspiration and motivation to get you started. Green thumbs – get ready!
Celebrating its 18th year, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the southern hemisphere. Held in the beautiful heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and stunning Carlton Garden surrounds, this event runs from Wednesday the 20th until the 24th of March – so you’ve still got the weekend to enjoy its array of displays. Featuring the best in landscape design and floral talent that Australia has to offer alongside an extensive range of garden retail products, this event is now regarded as a ‘must see’ for garden enthusiasts in Melbourne.
There is an impressive array of highlights at the 2013 show, which will provide anyone looking to boost the value of their home with a myriad of inspiration. To create a vibrant garden that would be appealing to any potential home buyer, create a colourful flower bed that adds beautiful detail to your garden and instant appeal. This could be in hardy natives which are both beautiful and (relatively) easy to maintain for those with busy lifestyles. Look no further than the show’s Hall Of Flowers (which sees the Royal Exhibition Building transformed into a floral spectacle) to gain information from Australia’s best floral designers and florists. Enjoy strolling down grower’s avenue and take a look at the glorious fresh flower market where you can buy blooms directly from the grower.
If you’re looking to add a special art piece to your garden, the Garden Sculpture Exhibition features a selection of sculptures from which you can admire or even purchase. Organised by the Association of Sculptors Australia, these sculptures can assist you create a domestic landscape look that is unique.
For overall landscape design inspiration, have a look at the International Flower and Garden Show’s Landscape Gardens, which features beautifully created landscapes that can be replicated at home. Brought to life by some of Australia’s most reputable landscape designers, these gorgeous, interactive outdoor displays feature a wide range of exotic plant life, flower beds, outdoor constructions and living spaces.
Melbourne’s International Flower and Garden Show is positively bursting with inspiration! Featuring an assortment of floral displays, landscape gardens, expert advice and garden supplies, it truly is the perfect location for your ideas to bloom.