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Children’s Garden reopening

The much-loved Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden celebrates its 10th birthday this week and with the public reopening coming up on Saturday 25 October, there’s lots to celebrate!

In the past 10 years, more than 1.8 million visitors have enjoyed rolling down the grassy hills, paddling in the Rill waterway, planting vegetables in the Kitchen Garden, or simply relaxing on the lawn.

Now, thanks to a generous $265,000 grant from The Ian Potter Foundation, young visitors (and the young at heart!) can add ‘drifting on the hammock, playing with the water feature in the Banana Forest, and sitting in the banksia canoe’ to that list.

The extension increases the size of the Children’s Garden from 5014m2 (half a hectare) to 6104m2 and includes ‘The Gathering Lawn’ additional seating, and the ‘Desert Island’, a new art installation by Melbourne-based artist David Wong.

Come along and check out the new spaces from Saturday! The Children’s Garden is open from 10am to sunset every Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays.