Available at both Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens


Investigate some of the creatures that share our garden and discover why plants attract or repel these creatures.

Children will explore how insects and other invertebrates live in the Gardens and help plants to grow. They will engage their senses as they go on a discovery walk, observe life in the pond and learn about worm farming.

Available at Melbourne Gardens in Terms 1, 2 & 4

Available at Cranbourne Gardens throughout all school Terms 

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Melbourne & Cranbourne Gardens

Year Level

Early Childhood


Terms 1, 2 and 4

Students will

  • Use their senses to explore the Gardens
  • Observe plant and animal interactions
  • Investigate pond aquatic invertebrates (Cranbourne Gardens)
  • Make potpourri to take home (Melbourne Gardens)

Key focuses

  • Insect life cycles
  • Relationship between plants and insects
  • How invertebrates help gardens to grow

Curriculum Links

This program supports outcomes from the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework

Available Times

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours)

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Not available at the Melbourne Gardens in Term 3

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Education entrance, Observatory House at Melbourne Gardens


Meet at the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens

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