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CED Stone Group support Peter Donegan at Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Post date: 22 Nov, 2022

CED Stone Group are proud to announce our sponsorship of leading garden designer Peter Donegan's show garden at Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2023, in Australia.

Located in the world heritage site of Carlton Gardens and The Royal Exhibition Building, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden show is the largest and most prestigious horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere.

The show is held over five days and features the industry's finest landscape and floral talent from Australia and worldwide. This year Peter Donegan became the first Irish garden designer in the show's history to be invited and accepted to design a show garden at the prestigious show.

Peter Donegan Melbourne Flower Show
We are a small but beautiful design office completing designs at the very highest level for the last 21 years, but it is always an honour and another humbling compliment when invited anywhere. On this occasion to one of the worlds best and a very beautiful part of Australia”, noted Donegan.

“We are delighted to be working alongside Victoria based Semken Landscaping to realise this show garden”, he continued. “Since 1987 Martin and his team have been show garden building and contracting at the highest level and are the most medalled contractor in the shows history.”

“MIFGS have just released designs and through a contemporary style it is the vision of a love story and hearts separated by a small island, an impossible journey to the mainland and a want to be together. That the build will take place in a particularly beautiful country that I’ve never been to, in another hemisphere is another always interesting journey, with so much more to be announced soon.” continued Donegan.

The sponsorship was born from a chance meeting at Futurescape, the UK's largest landscape expo and trade event held in November at the ExCel London. Giles Heap, CED Stone Group MD explains:

"I ran into Peter Donegan at Futurescape 2022, and we decided to have a coffee and a catch-up. Twenty minutes later, we had signed up to help. "Why would you do that?" you might ask. Why not? Peter is a good friend and a great designer, and to be given the opportunity to help the garden design industry create strong-international relationships is something that all in our industry should aspire to."
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CED Stone Group have worked with Peter on a number of projects over the years, including supporting the Northern Roots Oldham Garden for RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2020 and The Perennial Garden designed by Peter and built by Burnham Landscapes which won Silver at the 2019 RHS Flower Show Cardiff.

The show kicks off in Melbourne on the 29th of March 2023, and we're really looking forward to seeing what Peter brings to the table. Whatever it is, we can be sure it will be great adventure.