An annual flower exhibition held in early April each year since 1995, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) is known to be the largest horticultural event in the southern hemisphere as well as ranked among the top five flower and garden shows in the world. Similarly, the 2015 Royal FLORIA Putrajaya will be the 8th edition of Malaysia’s International Flower and Garden Festival which is also known to be one of the top exceptional events among Putrajaya’s many popular and remarkable line-up of events throughout the year.
Being located in the World Heritage Site of Carlton Gardens and the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne and attracting in excess of 110,000 visitors yearly, MIFGS showcases a broad range of floral and garden displays. On the other hand, Royal Floria Putrajaya is located in Anjung Floria, Percint 4 in Putrajaya with 1 million visitors in 2014 was featuring over 61 showcase gardens with participants from 23 different countries.
MIFGS boasts an incredible squad of Australian best landscape designers, where Carlton Gardens hosted some of the country’s most accomplished landscape designers while the Royal Exhibition Building will transform the heritage building into an amazing floral displays by not only Australian but various renown international florists around the globe.
Likewise, Anjung Floria will be hosting a line of floral garden displays including Wedding Gardens, Urban Gardens, Flower Galore and the Royal Garden which will be officially launched by the the King of Malaysia, SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong. A unique garden highlighting the native traditions of Negeri Sembilan (one of the many states in Malaysia) will be on exhibit which incorporate a model of the Seri Menanti Palace. The visitors will also be dazzled by professional landscape architects with their visionary and modern masterworks from the Designer Gardens. Returning with numerous refreshments and appetizing Malaysian snacks, Tea Party Garden will come back once again along the picturesque lake side of Putrajaya.
What makes Royal Floria Putrajaya unique is the Therapy Garden featuring reflexology, fish spa, foot and shoulder massage as well as other exciting activities which include flower arranging contests, gardening demonstrations, cooking workshops, nature photography, water-color competitions and many more. There will also be tonnes of entertainment for the children which include fun and exciting family activities such as street entertainers, Kiddyland, brass band, cheer leading and fireworks displays.
Conversely, MIFGS offers different line of entertainment for its visitors that comprises of the award-winning Show Gardens, Sculpture Garden featuring live sculpting sessions, Great Hall of Flowers featuring floral design workshops, as well as the Kids Under Cover Cubby House challenge to keep the children entertained and raise awareness for a good cause in which Kids Under Cover is also recognized as an official charity partner.
Both Royal Floria Putrajaya and MIFGS are golden opportunities for everyone to explore and discover new ideas in the world of flora, observe modern products and techniques, as well as take benefits of the inspiration for their personal gardens. With skills and knowledge of technology and products from significant events as these two international flower and garden exhibitions, visitors can support to raise their profile living walls within the community.