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Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Chiang Mai, Thailand
This is an ANNUAL event.

During the fragrant Chiang Mai Flower Festival, sculptures of temples, animals and even scenes from the Ramayana (the Hindu stories of the Gods) are made from flowers and paraded through the streets of this beautiful northern city. It's a real treat to watch since more than 3000 species of orchid are in bloom and many of these are on display. Look out for the Damask Rose, a special variety found in Chiang Mai, as well as yellow and white chrysanthemums. Apart from the parades themselves, there are endless floral displays, local handicrafts sales and beauty pageants.

The North of Thailand is famous for an abundance of flowering plants, especially temperate zone species, which burst into full bloom towards the end of the cool season. The city (also known as the "Rose of the North") feels like a beautiful, slow-paced northern town even though it is the second-largest in Thailand. Many visitors stay before visiting the hill tribes and going trekking.

South Pacific

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Melbourne, Australia
This is an ANNUAL event (March - TBC)

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, at the World Heritage Listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, is set to return with an explosion of color and design. After 18 years still remains the most significant annual flower and garden show in the Southern Hemisphere!

Coupled with an extensive array of garden and floral retail products from rare and unusual plants to your old favorites, gardening tools to outdoor furniture, water tanks to floral art plus many new and innovative ideas for your garden, as well as great food and entertainment for the whole family, this is certainly a 'must-see event for all ages


Chelsea Flower Show


The RHS Chelsea Flower Show never fails to make headlines around the world. The Chelsea Flower Show has been held on the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. From the beginning, it has contained both nursery exhibits and model gardens. Every year there have been exhibits from foreign countries and Britain. It is the flower show most associated with the Royal family, who attend the opening day every year. The bright young stars of horticulture will be taking centre stage at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Key Facts:

  • It takes 25 days to put the entire show up 
  • Number of exhibitors at first Chelsea - 244 
  • Current exhibitors' total - 550 
  • Hillier Nurseries holds the record for the greatest number of Chelsea Golds - 66 and counting…

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