Children’s Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne are one of the most popular spots for a relaxing walk or picnic with the families. With beautiful gardens, stunning lake views and even a children’s garden, we are so lucky to have this little oasis so close to the city. And the best part? It’s all free!
Ian Potter Children’s Garden – Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens, set on the Yarra river in Melbourne is set over 28 hectares and is home to a range of diverse plant collections and native wildlife.
It is the perfect spot for a family walk or to take a picnic and spend the day.
The Ian Potter Children’s Garden is a designated area for kids providing a natural educational environment for kids of all ages and abilities where they can explore and learn. The area is fully fenced, so it is perfect for a play date or mother’s group meet up.
It has everything you could possibly want for the kids to learn about nature.
Kids can get their hands dirty playing in the mud and water features. They can climb trees, run through mazes, explore the bamboo forest and play in the treehouse. It is the perfect sensory experience for kids.
If you visit with the kids in the cooler months, make sure to bring the gumboots as there are lots of muddy puddles to jumped in.
During the warmer months there is plenty of water play so make sure to bring a change of clothes.
The Royal Botanic Gardens have various events throughout the year such as the moonlit cinemas, guided walks, and nature activities for kids during the school holidays. Make sure to check out their website to see what’s on before you plan your visit.
- Water fountains
- Plant tunnels
- Bamboo forest
- Sensory garden
- ·Fenced area for the children’s garden
- Onsite Café within the gardens
- Visitors centre
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
Open 7:30am to 5.30pm (until Monday 4 October)
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