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Children’s Garden reopens tomorrow

A child-sized water feature, furniture hand-carved from a fallen tree branch, and a brand new ‘Desert Island’ are the star attractions of the revamped and extended Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, according to the select group of donors, supporters, staff and volunteers who enjoyed a sneak peek earlier this week ahead of the public reopening on Saturday 25 October. 

They are also the perfect birthday present for the Children’s Garden, which turns 10 this week!

The new extension was a hit with children and the young-at-heart with the inviting hammock in the new ‘Desert Island’ art installation by Melbourne-based artist David Wong proving particularly popular. David used a range of re-purposed materials for ‘Desert Island’ including Blackwood sourced from Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens, a fallen Corymbia maculata which has been carved into a child-sized table setting, and a Banksia branch turned into a cute canoe. The design is rounded out by a sand pit underneath the canopy.

Come along and check out the new spaces from Saturday with lots of fun and free children's activities from 11am - 3pm! The Children’s Garden is open from 10am to sunset every Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays.