Flower and Garden Show
The world renowned Flower and Garden Show will be entering its 19th year in 2014 and is regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring the best landscape and floral talent that Australia has to offer along side an extensive array of garden retail products, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is a celebration of Australian lifestyle and our great outdoors. Staged within the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens, this prestigious show is well established in the psyche of Australians as a "must see" event.Melbourne Flower Show
March 11th - 14th 2012
Since it was established in 1955, the Moomba Festival has become an institution, unfolding in the city's parks, along its streets and on the waters of the Yarra River. The festival is as familiar to Melbourne as Aussie Rules and the Melbourne Cup.
One of the biggest and longest-running festivals in Australia, Moomba has survived in spite of its critics, and it commands a strong place in the social history of the city.
Moomba has always sought community involvement. In early festivals, post-war migrants celebrated their cultural backgrounds through traditional costumes and performances. In the mid 60s, with a turn towards a more arts-oriented program, Aboriginal, Jewish, Italian and Latvian arts featured prominently. Multiculturalism has been widely accepted since the early 1990s, and cultural diversity has been well represented at Moomba ever since.Moomba website