Today was the day, the first one actually for the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. The first time in three years as the last two were cancelled because of COVID.
It was different this year. I mean it is always a little different but this year there don’t seem to be as many exhibitors. I don’t know why, but perhaps it was thought that many people may not come because of the pandemic. However, looking at the queues of people trying to get in, it doesn’t seem like that was stopping anyone.
There is no doubt the world has changed, and it may take time for many things to get back to normal.
One of the first things you notice if you come from the museum side is the building.
The Royal Exhibition Building really is beautiful. I think it is the only, or one of a few, of world heritage buildings in Australia. I love it and always jump at the chance to take photos of it.
Here are some I took today.
When you head out to the other side you get to see the amazing fountain.
This building is perfect for the garden show, especially with Carlton Gardens that are out the front. Walking among the beauty of all this.
When you enter the building there are floral displays everywhere. Usually, they have already been judged. Here are some photos of some of them.
This is where a lot of the action is taking place.
Most of the exhibitors or shops are located outside, plus all the display gardens.
The display gardens are amazing. I wish sometimes I could have a garden like them, but I also like the haphazardness of my garden.
Here are some of the ones that are there.
They are quite creative.
I enjoyed the first day, but I will admit I started to feel claustrophobic when the crowds started to get rather thick. I had to put on my mask. It is the first time I’ve felt that way. I will continue to wear my mask where necessary.
I’m going back tomorrow and hoping to do some time lapses and video. I will also do more photos.
Talk to you tomorrow.