Botanica - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Botanica - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria


Posted 2024-01-01 by Jenfollow

Wed 17 Jan 2024 - Thu 25 Jan 2024

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What better way to start the new year than to set your children's imaginations afire! Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at the Oak Lawn, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne is doing just that with returning school holiday favourite - Botanica . Unleash little imaginations as you help create what kids love doing - making cubby houses! Add to that a few craft creatures from natural materials gathered from the Gardens like clay, pods and seeds; get mums and dads learning different knots and techniques to help build your unique cubby creation and voila, you have a natural dream home under the old oak trees.

Conceived by artist Darryl Cordell, and inspired by his childhood in the bush, Botanica offers families the opportunity to work together to build a very special world where palm fronds transform into roofs, bamboo into walls and, sticks and leaves into flooring. A free event running from 17-20 Jan 2024 from 10am to 3pm, drop in for a visit or stay all day. If you're after a relaxed session with reduced capacity, there's a session on Tue 16 Jan from 2-4pm.

Nature Play at RBG Cranbourne

If you're closer to Cranbourne, Nature Play will be held from 23-25 Jan 2024 from 10am to 2pm and it's also a free event. Another event for the kids to enjoy, creativity, crafty skills and imaginations come into play in a range of family-friendly, nature-based activities at the Cranbourne Gardens - Kids Backyard, Royal Botanical Gardens Cranbourne, 1000 Ballarto Road, Cranbourne. Another great school holiday activity under the shade of the eucalypts, is learning more about the different plants and animals that call the Australian environment and the Gardens home, through a range of nature-inspired play activities. No bookings required. Just turn up. For all other RBG events upcoming, see here . These activities bring back memories of my childhood in my parent's huge gardens in a land far away. We played in it every day, building cubby houses under trees, picking up fallen leaves and flowers and using little stones and pebbles as weights for balance scales, as we measured and weighed flowers and leaves, pretending they were food - playing sellers at a market, selling our wares to each other. I still have a strong affection for balance scales and chased one down at an Op Shop. Just goes to show how childhood games with family evoke such strong treasured memories for a lifetime. Don't miss this opportunity to play together.

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