Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and Café Vita et flores win Gold

As first time exhibitors and entrants to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) and Café Vita et flores are delighted to have won the Gold Award in the Floral Design category.

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SMCT’s stunning display was developed by renowned floral consultant Michael Strownix, of Where the Grass is Green. Mr Strownix worked with SMCT’s lead florist of Café Vita et flores, along with our horticulture and planning teams.

The display design is symbolic of the essence of the eight cemetery and memorial park locations for which SMCT is responsible, including the stunning botanical gardens of Springvale Botanical Cemetery and the Australian native landscapes of Bunurong Memorial Park in Dandenong South.

The flowers in the display were sourced from SMCT’s key suppliers to Café Vita et flores, the onsite florist at Springvale Botanical Cemetery and Bunurong Memorial Park. The bark and sticks used for the central giant oval display reflect SMCT’s corporate logo, and have fallen from the huge trees at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Throughout the Show, SMCT representatives were at the exhibit to explain the concept and further our ongoing dialogue with the community. The SMCT exhibit will be on display at Bunurong Memorial Park in April.