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The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

*Please note that this area is closed until Sunday 1st September 2024.*

This beloved area is an oasis of nature play for families with young children. The Children's Garden is open Wednesday to Sunday, and also on Victorian school holidays and public holidays.

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Woodland Picnic Area Playground

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Only a short walk from the carpark, this state-of-the-art nature playground and picnic area is ideal for families.

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Rockpool Waterway

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Situated close to the entrance of the Australian Garden, this is an excellent spot for children to splash around on warmer days. Please note that the water is turned off at 4:15pm each day.

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