Introduction to the Gardens

Available at the iconic Melbourne Gardens

Introduction to the Gardens (F–6)

Be introduced to the wondrous world of plants, history and stories of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

Students will connect with the natural environment and discover how plants, people and place interconnect as they explore the varied uses of Melbourne Gardens, such as relaxation, animal shelter, environmental and conservation purposes.

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Location 

Melbourne Gardens

Year level 

Foundation to Year 6

Students will

  • Identify plant parts and discuss what a plant needs to grow
  • Cultivate their own plant to take home
  • Make potpourri to take home

Key focuses

  • Science, horticulture and living environments
  • Gardens as a living and changing environment
  • Awareness of the natural world
  • The cultural and historical importance of the Gardens

Curriculum Links

  • Level F-2 Geography and Science
  • Level 3-4 Science and Health and Physical Education
  • Level 5-6 Science

Available Times

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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