Children's Garden Discovery

Description :

Come on a guided exploration of the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden and discover how to develop a sustainable and diverse outdoor space centred around creativity and artistic expression. 

Students will learn how to design of outdoor spaces using natural materials and explore the sensory world of plants. They will be introduced to plant selection, sustainability, biodiversity and how these can be incorporated into their own school environment.

Students will

  • Discuss features of Melbourne Gardens
  • Use natural materials to design and build cubbies
  • Plant an indigenous seedling

Key focuses

  • Garden design
  • Implementing biodiversity and sustainability in gardens

Available in terms 1, 2 and 4.

Links to Victorian Curriculum

  • Level F-6 Geography, Design and Technology and Science
  • Level F-6 Design and Technology

Time Action
Morning (10:15 to 11:45)
Afternoon (12:45 to 14:15)


Melbourne Gardens

Recommended year level

Foundation to Year 6


$16.50 Per Student


Minimum charge is 18 students per class. Maximum class size is 30 students.