It is that time of the year and the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is on at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens. I’ve never been to it before so it has been fantastic to experience it for the first time. Also, now that I have a macro lens, I knew it was something I really wanted to do. It started on Wednesday and is on until Sunday.
There is a lot of flower arranging inside the Exhibition building. There was lots of space, but it was needed. The above image was taken just as the show was opening. It filled up very quickly.
On Wednesday they had tables set up for people to create floral arrangements, I think they were all students I believe. It was amazing watching them work. I was back there yesterday and saw how this one ended up, I really liked it.
The inside seemed to be all about flowers. There were lots of different ways of displaying them inside your home, or office or where ever. There were some great ideas.
Outside was all about the garden and what you could do with it. What plants you could plant in it. It was really nice, so many things for your garden. There was one shop/stall that had lists of plants for your garden to attrack birds, I think I might take a closer look at that on Sunday when I go back.
I think I’ve said before that the 100th anniversary of the ANZACs is coming up in April and there has been a big thing with people knitting, crocheting red poppies all over Australia and beyond for a display on ANZAC day in Federation Square. Even my mum made some. They look amazing and I will have to go and see them at Fed Square when they are there. They did have some on display at the Flower and Garden Show , and they looked wonderful. The display is being called 5000 Poppies, but I believe they have over 100,000 of them.
On Wednesday I used my 24-70mm lens. I had actually gone there for a different reason, but I did get a chance to wander around and take some photos. Yesterday I went in again, but this time I took my macro and got lots of shots with it. Some of them I absolutely love. I will show you a selection of them tomorrow.
I have a gallery of more images for you, but remember if you are in Melbourne, it will be on all weekend and if you like photographing flowers, you will have the best time. So many things to photograph there, too much almost. Here is the link again if you would like more information on it, Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. I hope you are having as good a weekend as I’m having.