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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
29 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2022

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ITINERARY
Stimulate your senses with a dose of botanical inspiration admiring new trends, world-class show gardens and an exhibition hall full of fresh cut flowers. It’s the southern hemisphere’s biggest garden festival. We’ll sample a few of Melbourne’s flowery and operatic treats on a four-day break.
DAY 1
Tuesday 29 March 2022
Arrive Melbourne (D)

Our Qantas group flight departs from Sydney or meet your Ross Tour Leader at Melbourne Airport. Head to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne for a guided tour through this green city oasis. More than 8,500 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees. This afternoon check into your luxury hotel, the Melbourne Marriott, for three nights, perfectly placed in the heart of Melbourne. Welcome dinner included tonight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

DAY 2
Wednesday 30 March 2022
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (B)

Spend a full day exploring the famous Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS), which is staged within the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens. MIFGS is ranked in the top five flower shows in the world and is a “must-see” event. Breathtaking floral displays, spectacular Show Gardens plus avenues of specialist growers and garden suppliers where you can buy everything from bulbs and plants to tools and trinkets. Be inspired by the designs, discover new plants and take home great ideas for your own gardens.

Accommodation: Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

DAY 3
Thursday 31 March 2022
Yarra Valley Gardens(B/L)

Discover the Yarra Valley this morning at a property with a Guilford Bell house set amongst an old established garden of camellias, magnolias and oaks. Lubra Bend occupies 4kms of Yarra River frontage with native trees lining the banks. A dry garden has been created by sustainable landscape designer Phillip Johnson. Rocks, waterfalls and an extensive cascade lead down to the river. It’s a wonderful blend of classic and modern; peaceful yet stimulating using an exciting palette of Australian plants. Once the home of world famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe Yarra Valley is today a unique gourmet and cultural destination. The garden was established over 100 years ago by William Guilfoyle, the architect of the Victorian Royal Botanic Gardens and features an amazing 600 metre Cypress hedge, a breathtaking English oak, believed to be over 180 years old, majestically spanning the breadth of the courtyard; a succession of terraced lawns, native, Italian and vegetable gardens, a croquet lawn, a former grass tennis court, a newly established Rose Arbour and the oldest swimming pool in Victoria. Lunch is a treat in this elegant setting.

Accommodation: Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

DAY 4
Friday 1 April 2022
Melbourne – Home(B)

Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia. This morning is your time to do some local discovery: the city’s iconic laneways, thriving street art scene and locations for the fabulous ‘Miss Fisher’ series are lots of fun to explore! Afternoon flight to your home port.

HOW TO BOOK

To secure your booking and make your deposit, please complete our online booking form. You will be contacted by a Ross Tours Travel Manager to confirm your details and preferred method of payment.

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations received 180-120 days prior to departure will incur loss of deposit.
Cancellations received between 119-60 days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations received between 59-30 days prior to departure will incur a 75% cancellation fee plus any non-recoverable costs incurred.
Cancellations received within 30 days prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations must be sent in writing.
Cancellation fee is based upon the total amounts paid including tours, airfares and all other travel arrangements.
Please refer to the Ross Garden Tours standard terms and conditions

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TOUR INCLUSIONS
TOUR ESCORTED BY
ROBIN POWELL
  • Return group airfare Sydney-Melbourne-Sydney
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Deluxe accommodation for 3 nights, including a full breakfast every day
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Dinner
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne, Lubra Bend Garden, Coombe Estate
TOUR PRICE

Twin share, land only $2,095 per person
Twin share, including air $2,395 per person
Single supplement $750

All prices in Australian dollars
Prices based on minimum 15 passengers
Price is based on departure ex Sydney

DISCOUNTS

Earlybird discount $100 – Pay by 29/11/21
Previous Traveller discount $50
Garden Clinic Member discount $25

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POSTCARDS

Read what our tour leaders have written about the Melbourne Flower Show here.

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