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Gardens House renaissance – in full bloom

The beauty and elegance of Gardens House at Melbourne Gardens will soon be in full bloom when its new interiors are revealed in early June, following a refresh and refurbishment this month.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the Atlantic Group have been working with the interior designers to transform the space and create a fresh new concept. The work follows the awarding of the exclusive catering contract to Atlantic Group in early 2017.

Part of the heritage-listed Melbourne Gardens, Gardens House is undergoing a cosmetic makeover that will ensure the historic character and tone of the property is maintained but with a contemporary feel. The design team have been sourcing key pieces locally and internationally and work will see furniture, flooring and paintwork refurbished.

Mr Hatem Saleh, CEO of Atlantic Group, says it has always been our vision to reinvigorate Gardens House, whilst maintaining its historic integrity.

“We are currently in the renovation phase and everything is coming together just as we had pictured. The residence will retain its charm, however, with this refresh we are hoping to infuse a modern and contemporary twist on a classic theme.

“In conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria we are looking forward to collectively revealing the new interiors in early June. And as soon as the work is complete, I encourage the local community to stop by to enjoy a preview of the property and the enhancements made to revitalise the home.

”In addition, we look forward to launching a new and improved event space to Melbourne, ideal for intimate weddings, formal dinners and corporate events.”

The historic Gardens House was built in 1854 as an office and residence and was once home to successive Royal Botanic Gardens Directors including Ferdinand Mueller and William Guilfoyle. In 1994, the residence was renovated and reopened as a function venue surrounded by a private garden within the Gardens.

Since the Atlantic Group took over earlier this year, they have hosted a range of superb events at the property, including a twilight bridal showcase, garden marquee weddings, multi-day conferences and many private wedding ceremonies.

Enquiries about Gardens House can be directed to the Atlantic Group at info@atlanticgroup.com.au or by phoning them on 9639 3999.