Last weekend I won tickets to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show from Sassi Sam’s Blog. So excited! Of course work decided to be crazy and then James and I both caught a cold so we left it for the very last possible day to go, this was also a Sunday and it was PACKED!

We took a ridiculous number of photos so I’ve just picked a couple of my favorites here and you can view all the others in the gallery here.

My outfit for the day:

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I think I’ve decided that tulips are one of my favorite flowers, the colours were absolutely intense!




This poor bird was stuck in the hole in the tree, there was a huge crowd gathered looking at him. At first I thought it was some kind of robot bird art installation and part of the show because of the way that it was moving but apparently it was was actually a real bird, now I feel bad for not helping it *_*


The show was at the Carlton Gardens where James and I went for our picnic a while ago and it’s such a beautiful setting. I think the Exhibition hall there is my favorite building in all of Melbourne too.


Surprisingly my favorite exhibit was the big tree which was growing tea on it’s branches XD


James and I both have hayfever so a flower show probably wasn’t the smartest place for us to spend a Sunday but it was totally worth the sneezing for the beautiful photos!


What photo post could be complete without me posing with some kind of gigantic egg thingy with orchids.


There was a baby animal farm too which very sleepy looking animals.


I think the prettiest displays were inside.

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Cute gum boots/wellingtons, you can guess which ones I wanted haha:

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I spent a lot of time wandering around just starting at the flowers while James did this:

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My photos weren’t nearly as good as his of course so I compensated with the pinhole filter on my camera so I could be artistic hahaha! Let’s just say they’re extra romantic and leave it at that XD

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I came away with lots of craft ideas too, including making a rose pillow like the one in picture below! Tutorial soon ^_^

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We were actually there to see the Garnier display and get a bit of pampering but after 3 hours of wandering (seriously it was a freaking huge event, we didn’t even see half of it!!) we were both so sneezy and cold that when it started to rain we made an executive decision to go home and enjoy hot chocolates instead 😀

I definitely want to go back next year! Did any of you guys get to go? Or can anyone suggest any pretty gardens or places I should check out during the rest of the year?

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend <3

View the rest of the photos here!