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Children’s Garden preview

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, revealed today to a select group of donors, supporters, staff and volunteers. 

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 ‘Desert Island’ art installation by Melbourne-based artist David Wong proving particularly popular! David has used a range of re-purposed materials for ‘Desert Island’. The three posts for the hammock and canopy are Blackwood sourced from Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens while a fallen Corymbia maculata has been carved into a child-sized table setting and a Banksia branch has been 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.