Available at the iconic Melbourne Gardens

Plantworks (3–6)

Explore the structure and function of plants and discover their evolutionary purpose.

Students will investigate the amazing adaptions and features from a variety of Melbourne Gardens’ botanic collections and, using microscopes, will identify the anatomy of a flower and other plant features.

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Year level 

Year 3 to Year 6

Students will

  • Observe plant adaptations, features and functions
  • Draw distinctions and connections between plants and their related biomes
  • Cultivate their own plant to take home

Key focuses

  • Plant adaptations
  • Ecosystems
  • Classification

Curriculum Links

  • Level 3-4 Geography and Science
  • Level 5-6 Science

Available Times

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

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Education entrance, Observatory House

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