2021 Show Garden - Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Country Dreaming


The concept

The concept is to evoke summer in country Victoria – the heat, the endless dry, yellow-brown fields, glaucous green.  And to create an oasis within that context, drawing on Mediterranean influences, having regard to geographic and climatic similarities.  

It is intended that this garden will be seen not simply as a show garden but as inspiration for country gardens in today’s climatic conditions.  Recycled materials will be used but with quality construction and finishes to create a high-end aesthetic.

Current Sponsors




Deborah Hambleton


Deborah has had a long career as a corporate lawyer, executive and company director, with extensive experience of managing and oversight of significant projects.  

She has studied at Burnley, and her current projects include a range of properties in Central Victoria, for example
- Harcourt 12 acre rural property  - concept plan completed, implementation to take place over a number of years 
- New development in Woodend – construction and planting during 2018


Television and publications
- 28 October 2017: Gardening Australia, Series 28, Episode 35 
- 10 March 2017: Better Homes & Gardens, Season 23 episode 6 
- 2014 Shed by Simon Griffiths
- 2018 Garden Love by Simon Griffiths

Open Gardens

- 10 & 11 November 2018 | Rotary Garden Designfest (for
professional designers)
- 2 April 2017  | Garden Ramble - Friends of Kyneton Botanic Gardens
- 31 March 2017 |  Open Gardens Victoria - Coach tour, Kyneton and
District gardens 
- 19 & 20 November 2016  | Rotary

Ross Uebergang


Ross Uebergang is a landscape designer whose work includes projects in Australia, Japan, Nepal and India.

Ross was born and grew up in Victoria’s Wimmera. Ross combines a deep attachment to place with a background in horticulture, sustainability and landscape construction.  He believes passionately that landscape design and architecture must recognise the essential role of plants and the potential for gardens to be beautiful, functional and sustainable. 

Ross teaches Landscape Design at Swinburne University of Technology, TAFE, and Urban Horticulture at the University of Melbourne, Burnley.


2015 - Japan Flower Garden Show - 2nd place
2013 - Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show - Exhibition Silver Award
2013 – Victorian Schools Garden Awards – Project Manager of Swinburne University of Technology entry, awarded Silver Medal
2012 - Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show - Don Fleming Medal


Audio: Bensound

Sponsorship opportunities

We will provide your brand with access to an audience of over 100 000 visitors at the 2018 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS). Your sponsorship will help award-winning designers Ross Uebergang and Deborah Hambleston

How will my sponsorship help?

Sponsors will make a valuable contribution towards the construction costs of the show garden \

Sponsor benefits

In the past our show gardens have been featured on Better Homes & Gardens, Vasili’s Gardens, in newspapers and magazines across Australia and on front covers as far away as Thailand and the Middle East. Other opportunities may include:

  • Associated with what is anticipated to be one the show’s most talked about gardens

  • An audience of  100 000 people exposed to your brand plus wide TV and press coverage of the MIFGS each year

  • Promotional opportunities at the show (flyers, business cards, logo on signage)

  • Advertising on our website - major sponsors on website cover page.

  • Product placement within the show garden

  • Social media connection through Facebook and Instagram

  • Potential magazine promotion after the show

  • Credits in any video footage.

For more information, contact Ross - info@rossu.com.au

Cost Breakdown

The Team

Thank you

A huge thank you to all of the people who have already contributed to things getting this far


Emma Groot

Michael Warner

Ruby Carrodus

ANdrew Smith



Dale Johnson