02/04/12
On the weekend I caught the train to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.....
They are held each year in the beautiful historic Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.
It's a riot of color, sights, smells and so much design ideas.......
and lots of inspiration.
I love coming every year, but I haven't been for a while.....last year I was in London for the Chelsea Flower Show! So lucky! But I can't compare the two....Melbourne's Flower Show is pretty good too!
I took one of those granny trolleys and packed a lunch and got comfy on the grass with a tomatoe and cheese sandwich and some little cakes and macaroons.....very yum and quite relaxing!
Then filled the trolley with lots of 'stuff' I gathered from the stalls around the gardens.
The show is a must do if you ever visit our little city.....it's quite lovely.
Now, I must be off and store all of those (many!) spring bulbs I bought! Then come Springtime, I'll have my own little Flower and Garden Show!

5 comments:

Lighthousegal said...

Beautiful photos of the flowers. The colors are so brilliant and clear. They must have been Amazing in person!
I love the shot of you enjoying your lunch. I noticed right away that you slipped the shoes off, that is the first thing I do whenever I get a chance.

Susan said...

Gorgeous! I love all of these! ~ Especially the one of the Orchids and Bells of Ireland! Just stunning!!! Your angles are so great and the flowers are truly breathtaking!

ally said...

I would love to go to Chelsea...so jealous!...am desperately trying to convince some friends to come to Floriade in Canberra with me as a substitute this year.
Your photos of the Melbourne show are lovely...and the macaron.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great series of photos. Glad you were able to go, look forward to seeing your bulbs when Spring arrives.

Dee said...

Sounds like a great day ! Love that maccaroon photo and the Exhibition Building is one of my very favourites in Melbourne.
Have a great Easter break x