Swinburne students have won five awards including best creative use of space at the 2018 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS).
It is Swinburne’s 17th year competing in the MIFGS and its 12th year competing in the Achievable Gardens category. This category gives competing schools and students the opportunity to showcase their creativity and encourages the use of diverse plants in the landscape.
The Achievable Gardens winners are:
- Studio designed and built by Diploma of Horticulture student, Bonnie Thexton: Gold medal and Landscape award for best creative use of space.
- Welcome to Wonderland designed and built by Diploma of Horticulture student Christina Dinakis: Silver Medal.
- The Circles of Life designed and built by second-year landscaping apprentice Brent Peterson: Bronze medal.
- Retro Urbana designed and built by Diploma of Horticulture students Gayle Brenchley and Ricky Haywood: Bronze medal.
Each display takes at least a month to plan and participants have only four days to build it at the show.
Image: Brent Peterson with his bronze medal Achievable Garden ‘The Circles of Life’ display.