Claiming that it is the biggest show of it’s type in Australia, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show kicks off this Wednesday in Victoria’s capital city.

It’s rated among the top 5 garden shows in the world and even claims that it is the biggest in the southern hemisphere – bigger than New Zealand’s Ellerslie – which gives you an idea of its reputation.

The show has been going for 12 years and is housed in the Royal Exhibition Building and the Carlton Gardens just a stone’s throw from inner-city Melbourne.

Many exhibitors have gone on from the MIFG show to win major awards at Chelsea and other renowned gardening exhibitions.

The show finishes Sunday afternoon and will most likely see more than 125,000 people visit this awesome spectacle of gardening. For more info check out the show’s dedicated website.