Melbourne's International Flower and Garden show has been gracing Melbourne with beautiful flora displays since 1995. This years event is scheduled to open on the 16th of March and concludes on the 20th. The show, one of the largest of its kind in the southern hemispheres, is a great way to showcase the horticultural industry and bring about awareness.
Returning once again this year is Bloom College, led by Yvette Timmins, a Floristry teacher at Bloom College. The exhibit has previously won 2 silver medals at the show. Each exhibit at the show is designed around themes and colours. Bloom College's exhibit is recognizing and representing the Breast Cancer Network and Beyond Blue, organizations that Yvette holds a personal connection to.
Of course no event like this comes without its challenges. Yvette tells that putting together the idea in terms of scale and weight can sometimes be a challenge. Even the design itself can take some hard work.
Bloom College's involvement in the show is to help educate and share knowledge about the industry to those currently involved and to those who are displaying an ingest for future involvement. Bloom College will have their demonstration on the main stage on Friday the 18th at 1:30pm and Saturday the 19th of March at 1:00pm.