Landscapes for Learning

Available at the iconic Melbourne Gardens

Landscapes for Learning (7–10)

Come on a guided exploration of the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden and discover how to develop a sustainable and diverse outdoor space centred around creativity and artistic expression.

Students will learn how to design of outdoor spaces using natural materials and explore the sensory world of plants. They will be introduced to real work in the garden, plant selection, sustainability, biodiversity and how these can be incorporated into their own school environment.

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Year Level

Year 7 to Year 10

Students will

  • Discuss features of Melbourne Gardens
  • Use natural materials to design and build cubbies
  • Cultivate their own plant to take home

Key focuses

  • Garden design
  • Implementing biodiversity and sustainability in gardens

Links to Victorian Curriculum

  • Level 7-8 Geography, Design and Technology and Science
  • Level 9-10 Design and Technology

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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