Picnic Parade with Dirtgirl & Costa the Garden Gnome

Dirtgirl & Costa the Garden Gnome are on a mission…a picnic mission! They are looking for some little helpers to help them dig up some picnic mission magic!

This get grubby adventure kicks off from the Royal Botanic Gardens Observatory Lawn for a pre-picnic nature walkabout, sharing the love of nature and joy of gardening with Dirtgirl and Costa the Garden Gnome.

Next, it levels up with the Great Family Picnic Parade, taking the fun all the way to The Great Local Picnic.

Join the gang and supercharge the mission by dressing up in your favourite garden, flower, gnome or animal costume. Perfect for the whole family….this is one picnic mission not to miss.

Then join The Great Local Picnic with a huge line up of sustainability speakers and a range of family nature-inspired activities, sensory play and nature based art activities.

Register at: https://events.humanitix.com/picnic-parade 

Photo credit: Great Local Picnic 2023, photo by National Sustainable Living Festival.

Picnic Parade is a free public event brought to you by the National Sustainable Living Festival. Proudly supported by Venue Partner Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Principal Event Partner The City of Melbourne.


The Great Local Picnic

In the heart of the city's Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne, join ABC's Gardening Australia's Costa Georgiadis for an afternoon celebrating sustainable living. The Great Local Picnic features a huge line up of special guests and leading sustainability innovators for a big green day out.

Bring your rug and basket with delicious dishes made from homegrown harvests, or pack a locally sourced spread and join the showcase of local food, innovative sustainability and community connection.

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