The Sensory Garden

Description :

The Sensory Garden is a program designed for children who would benefit from a quiet, small group experience where children are immersed in a sensory environment. The program will be inclusive of the developmental and communication needs of the students.

Students will

  • Walk through the new Sensory Garden, using all their senses for exploration and discovery
  • Walk through the calming sensory environment of Fern Gully, visiting the newly created Wellbeing Gardens
  • Visit to the Herb Garden, making pot pourri, with adult assistance


Teachers can choose option 1 or 2 when booking program

Option 1:

Planting a herb such as rosemary or lavender. Follow sequence of potting a plant, with adult assistance.


Option 2:

Sensory play with natural materials for exploration and pattern making, with adult assistance.

All gardens are wheelchair accessible

Curriculum Links

All Early Childhood Programs support outcomes from the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework: Identity; Community; Wellbeing; Learning; Communication 

Teacher Resources

The Sensory Garden Social Script

Time Action
Morning (10:15 to 11:45)


Melbourne Gardens

Recommended year level

Recommended for Specialist Schools. Early Childhood


$16.50 Per Student


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