Harvest Sun shines at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Early in the spring, the Sun welcomed Melbourne as one of its most beloved historical events. Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show brings life and tranquility to the Royal Exhibition Building and the surrounding Carlton Gardens with many spectacular scenes.

As a supporter of the event for more than 15 years, Swinberg is proud to have won the University’s long history of competing in the boutique and emergency backyard categories.

Amazing in the boutique gardens category

Intimate Garden creator Renee Reiter won second place in the Victoria Boutique Garden Contest.

Recent garden design by Invidia landscape design – Renee Rater, landscape design diploma

Winning second in the Landscaping Victoria Boutique Garden Contest, Renee surprised everyone by inviting a carefully crafted and a variety of natural and artificial landscapes.

The display on the anchor of the long curved bench has become popular for effortless entertainment, and customers have taken countless inspiring photos to return home.

Renee carefully considered the design and construction, creating a space that could accommodate many different concepts.

“The construction process has been carefully planned since January. We have built as much of it as possible outside the site so this week everything will be like clockwork, it was a lot of fun,” said Renee.

“I wanted the place to be comfortable. You can add more tables, chairs and bean bags. It sits in a comfortable place to relax and unwind.

Kathy Johnston sits in her magnificent garden next to a small fireplace.  As a child, she was surrounded by hills, plants, and other delights.

Katie Johnston sits in a campfire next to campfire.

Natural areas in the emergency garden category

Kathy Johnston, Diploma in Landscape Design and Horticulture

Katie’s garden brings a quick smile to your face. Designed as a natural playground for children, it was difficult not to be drawn into the tapes, caves and campfires. The local wildlife agreed.

For Katie, the original design has been around for a long time, which was ready for work but could not be built by Covide by 2020. The added satisfaction of finishing the garden was a reward in itself.

“It was completely satisfying. I did not know for myself what to do when it was first canceled in 2020. It happened two years later and I am happy, ”says Katie.

In the ever-expanding digital world, Katie wanted to design a place where children could test their boundaries and connect with their environment.

“For me, it’s a playground. It is a place where plants can be found, eaten, smelled and smelled rough. There are bright colors to attract wildlife and to attract dangerous game levels. Children can respond to their surroundings and balance their knees with their hands and knees.

An open garden with rocky outcrops in the middle of a large wooden circle that could serve as a recreational platform

Riley Cooper and Angie Houghton Emergency Garden Entrance.

Riley Cooper and Angus Houghton, Diploma in Landscape Design

Swinburne alum Riley Cooper and Angus Haughton return to the festival with another comfortable and versatile venue in the emergency garden. Graduated, they have a strong track record in winning the 2019 Bronze Medal in the accessible garden category.

Stewart Detez, General Manager of Horticulture and Environmental Technologies at Swinbury Winters and Campus, is proud of his ability to overcome the problems of Swinburn immigrants.

Stuart Detez stands in front of the Riley Cooper and Angus Haughton 2020 Emergent Garden Showcase.

Manager of Horticulture and Environmental Technologies at Swinburn Water and Campus, Stuart Detez in front of Riley Cooper and Angus Haughton 2020 Emergent Garden Showcase.

“Behind two years of COVID interruptions, getting ready to compete in the 2022 MIFGS is no easy task. “Let’s go back to 2020.”

“By 2022, going back and forth in the big and better way is a testament to the commitment, love and commitment they have shown to the industry. The work they have done has been outstanding,” he said.

An important event for students, universities and industry

The preparation for the Horticulture and Environmental Technology Teaching Team provides an opportunity for Swinber to leverage industry and community skills and knowledge not only in the classroom or online forums but also to work closely with the industry.

Craig Taberner, CEO of Nursing and Vegetation Industry Victoria, said student participation is crucial.

“From an industrial and student perspective, there is a huge body of learning and training. They work hard for 6-12 months to activate their future clients. It’s about hands-on training, learning and socializing. ”

There is a strong network network at the event.

“This is the best experience you can have outside of TAFE.

Megan Flower, CEO Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers agrees, emphasizing the importance of learning planning skills, how to get materials, and the need to liaise with suppliers to provide these display plants.

“Even at that level of students, they are promoting themselves and their interests and here in their work they can understand and promote those values. There are many different reasons why a person can participate in MIFGS, which is a great opportunity. ”

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