Landscapes for Learning

Available at the iconic Melbourne Gardens 

Landscapes for Learning

Come on a guided exploration of the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden and discover how outdoor play can be incorporated into early learning centres.

Children will learn about the different plants and landscapes that make up the Children’s Garden and be encouraged to come up with their own ideas to create an outdoor play and learning space at their learning centre, inspired by the natural world.

Available in Term 1, 2 & 4

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Year Level

Early Childhood 

Students Will

  • Discuss features of the Gardens
  • Use natural materials to design and build cubbies
  • Cultivate their own plant to take home

Key focuses

  • Nature Play
  • Outdoor Literacy
  • Garden spaces design

Curriculum Links

This program supports outcomes from the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework

Available Times

This program runs in Term 1, 2 & 4

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours)

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Education entrance, Observatory House

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