This year it’s tipped to be 150,000 plus.
Landscaping Victoria members have designed and constructed more than 80% of the stands at MIFGS each year.
In 2014, surrounded by the Exhibition Buildings and Carlton Gardens, the Landscaping Victoria stand has been designed by Chelsea Award Best in Show 2013 winning designer Phillip Johnson Landscapes. Stand size 10 x 10 sqm2; stand number A67.
The LV display is a project that will be run each year to ensure a strong presence at MIFGS. LV will give a new designer each year the opportunity to design a show garden and will give a new construction team each year the opportunity to showcase their skills.
The BriefLandscaping Victoria design is intended to be two distinct components.
Name of stand - Healthy Green Living
The idea is that our stand is spilt into 2 concepts:
Harsh ervironment to Oasis.
1. Show concrete jungle and the negative health issues with this type of display.
The front area would benefit from showing temp gauges. I.e. Weather Wall.
2. Is completely the opposite - show water, plants, low heat design materials, low stress garden etc. Stand transforms from harsh environment to a peaceful oasis wall gardens pond feature with vegetable garden herbs and medical plants.
DesignDesign is based on showing an urban environment and how it can be improved. Most of our current urban environments are concrete, many multi storey, but green space can still be created in them transforming the space to give insulation from heat.
The Design will associate the following ideas with healthy gardens.
- Vertical gardens
- Waterways, and natural pools - chemical free
- Native gardens (water-wise) Native Grass
- Rain gardens/water tanks
- The effective use of irrigation in gardens
- Materials choices
- Licensed landscapers
- Timber recycled
Information available for the public from Save water, Beyond Blue, Deakin - about garden and water health benefits, the calming effects of gardening for the mind and body.
ConstructionSam Collie from Esjay Landscapes, a Licensed Building Practitioner and Member of LV is constructing our stand. Sam has had experience overseas involved with Chelsea and MIFGS.
PartnersDeakin University will be focusing on Blue to Green on healthy green living space and the benefits to people’s health.
Healthy mind and body – on board
Beyond Blue Partnership - On board
TMA to supply timber - On board
Water filling stations supplied by Save Water
MarketingCompanies have the opportunity to give out brochures from LV stand and or supply staff to man the stand. All companies supporting LV well be included in signage.
MediaMedia including TV, print and radio etc. Coverage during the show with Better Homes and Gardens on Channel 7 and Best Gardens Australia on 7 TWO, as well as Universal Magazines and UMG.
CommunicationPhil Johnson will be conducting talks through the show.
LV will have guest speakers to discuss products on the stand.