In February 2024, we announced our new three year partnership with the prestigious Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show presented by Scotts, the southern hemisphere’s largest horticultural event. The show welcomes over 100,000 visitors each year to the heritage-listed Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building.

At this year’s show, which runs from Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 March, we’re delighted to present two exciting features:

Visit the Challenger Achievable Gardens

Designed by Charlie Albone

Challenger is the exclusive Presenting Partner of the Achievable Gardens, a competition which offers students and educational institutions a unique opportunity to showcase their design skills and horticultural knowledge. 

Acclaimed landscape designer, and television personality Charlie Albone will be designing the feature garden display within the Achievable Gardens.

“My inspiration and concept for designing Challenger’s Achievable Gardens is the journey of life of their customers. I wanted to instil a sense of confidence, stability and longevity to associate with the Challenger brand when people enter the garden. We ask visitors to walk through the garden, draw innovation from innovative plant use and upcycled materials, and finish in the relaxed garden space.“

Charlie Albone

Some of the plants in our Achievable Garden

Senecio ‘Angels Wings’1 Senecio Angels Wings_Challenger Garden_200324 Euphorbia ‘Silver Swan’3 Euphorbia Silver Swan_Challenger Garden_200324 Quercus ‘Bonnie and Mike’14 Quercus Bonnie and Mike_Challenger Garden_200324

Winner of the Challenger Achievable Garden Competition

The Challenger Achievable Garden Competition recognised the next generation of horticultural creatives with the Award of Excellence going to “Look Within” by Madeleine Holyman and Andrew Sargood from London College of Garden Design.

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Seafood and Sips

Indulge at Challenger Seafood & Sips

Challenger is Presenting Partner of the all-new Seafood & Sips Lounge, an exclusive experience in which attendees can take a moment to relax amongst the blooms and enjoy delectable seafood paired perfectly with a drink of choice. Tickets to the daily Seafood & Sips sessions can be purchased here

Don’t miss out, visit the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show website to book your tickets today.