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The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden

03 92 522 300

The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden, located at Melbourne Gardens, is a magical place for children to discover the world of plants. It is a tourism award-winning Children's Garden full of interesting and interactive places to play and explore.

When at the Meeting Place, children should bring their swimming gear and be prepared to squeal with delight as water spouts from the ground. On cooler days, the Wetland Area is a natural pond teeming with life and a place where children can experience insects and plants.

The Ruin Garden is a world of lush rainforest vegetation where children can scramble over and under rock, dig in the sand mulch and construct cubby houses.

The Bamboo Forest is a magical place defined by bamboo. When in the bamboo forest the qualities of light, sound and texture all change.

Children can get their hands dirty in the kitchen garden, an area that features interesting, unusual and common fruits, vegetables and herbs. The plant tunnels are a place where children can run, hide and play.

A new feature of The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden is the Tree Tower. Climb it and see the Garden from up high.

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Facilities:
  • Café
  • Coach parking
  • Kiosk
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Activities:
  • Self guided
Opening hours:
  • Wednesday
    10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
    10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
    10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
    10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday
    10:00am - 6:00pm