UA-3205253-1 Sustainable Gardening | Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Sustainable Gardening

Available at the iconic Melbourne Gardens

Sustainable Gardening (7–10)

Develop the basic skills of good gardening practice.

Through a hands-on experience, students will learn about water conservation, organic gardening, composting and worm farming. They will consider ideas for designing and developing their own garden as they explore the landscapes of Melbourne Gardens.

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Location

Melbourne Gardens 

Year levels 

Year 7 to Year 10

Students will

  • Observe organic and sustainable gardening methods
  • Participate in some real work in the garden
  • Learn about worms and their role in the nutrient cycle
  • Cultivate their own plant to take home

Key Focuses

  • Organic gardening methods and sustainable practices 
  • The benefits of gardening for us and our community
  • Hands-on learning and sharing ideas

Links to Victorian Curriculum

  • Level 7-8 Science and Design and Technologies
  • Level 9-10 Geography

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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