The smell of freshly cut grass and bursting blooms will scent the Melbourne air once again for the 23rd annual show, hosted in the exquisite heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens over five glorious autumn days in March. Featuring the best landscape and floral talent from Australia and around the world alongside an extensive array of garden retail products, the show is a celebration of lifestyle and our great outdoors.

A number of Victoria’s finest Art Societies come together at the show to exhibit and sell their beautiful pieces of work. The artists are on site throughout the five days of the show to assist with any questions you may have, and explain the motivation behind their work. Head upstairs in the Great Hall of Flowers to Thou Art Mum and pick up an original piece of art. All artwork is available to be purchased and taken home on the same day. I will be at the Thou Art Mum stand in the afternoon on Saturday 24 March, 1-5pm.

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

21-25 March 2018

Bougainvillea is an ornamental plant which loves light and warmth. A flowering machine, it blooms in a fiery explosion of colour and is hardy, tough and versatile. A closer look reveals that its heart-shaped leaves are paper thin and its scrambling branches are full of thorns.

Near Wild Blooms explore strength and vulnerability and reflect upon Briar’s past (1), present (2) and future (3).

Available individually or as a triptych at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, 21-25 March, in the Thou Art Mum exhibition section on the mezzanine floor of the Royal Exhibition Building.


Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30cm