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The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden is located in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. The garden has been designed to teach kids the importance of conservation and the environment.

There are several engaging areas around the garden for kids to get their hands dirty and explore.

When entering the garden there are several beautiful Queensland Bottle trees and a rock walkthrough area. The Meeting Place comes to life with spiral water fountains that squirt water out on warmer days (25 degrees+). The Ruin Garden has plenty of lush rainforest plants for kids to investigate.

The Plant Tunnels and Bamboo Forest allow kids to run around and play hide-and-seek. The Wetland Area has a fascinating pond filled with fish, insects and plant life.

Next to the Wetland Area is a sandpit and a playful swinging hammock.

To get a better view of the garden, kids can climb to the top of the Tree Tower platform that overlooks the garden. There is plenty of grassy areas to find the perfect spot for a picnic.

Next to the Children's Garden is the Kitchen Garden which grows a variety of different foods.

The garden is fully fenced, but please keep an eye on your children as there are areas in the play space that have deep water.

The Children’s Garden closes in winter for regular maintenance and restoration for eight weeks.

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  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • 16 July 2024 9:16 am local time


Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave., Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia

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