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Botanica: A Village Among The Oak Trees

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What better way to start the holidays than with an activity that is nature based. Kids love building cubbies and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's school holiday event, back by popular demand, Create a Village Among the Oak Trees is a perfect fit. Covering four days from 16-19 January 2019 from 11am to 3pm, you can drop in any time at this free event at RBG Victoria, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, at the Oak Lawn, Melbourne Gardens.

Curated by artist Darryl Cordell and inspired by his childhood in the bush, families can work together and build their very own special world. Let imaginations run free and build a new community village with natural materials collected from the gardens. Adults can let their inner child loose and have just as much fun helping their kids learn and play.


If you're looking for more events during the school holidays, the following ticketed events might interest you. RBG run many interesting events throughout the year for all ages at their Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens. Perhaps you'd like to be a Friend of the RBG.

3 Jan & 21 Jan 2019 from 11am to 1pm - Welcome to Biderap - School Holidays at Cranbourne Gardens; $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Book here. Journey through the Australian Garden on a guided sensory walk, learn weaving techniques, wattle seed grinding and pot up some river mint to take home as you end the walk with a cup of lemon myrtle tea and a paddle in the waterway.
8-9 Jan 2019 from 11am to 1pm - Fire & Seed at Cranbourne Gardens; $8 per child, accompanying adult free of charge. Book here. Learn how plants and animals that live in the bush cope with natural bushfires and how plants regenerate in the aftermath. Packed and informative, hear stories, see firsthand where wildlife take refuge and create your own animal burrows with natural materials.
21-22 Jan 2019 from 11am to 1pm - Outdoor Escapades - School Holidays at Melbourne Gardens; $16 per person - suitable for 8-12 years of age with an adult. Book here; Put aside devices and immerse yourself in nature at the Melbourne Gardens. Connect to earth at this hands-on workshop designed with the principles of leading international forest schools. Create a woodworking project with resources harvested from the Gardens and explore the nooks and crannies of a living garden that's the heart of the city.

Start booking so as not to miss out on all of these interesting holiday activities and more.




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Why? Botanica: Create a Village Among the Oak Trees
When: Wed 16 to Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 11am to 3pm each day
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, VIC
Cost: Free Entry
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