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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens

April 2014

Nature Play in the Australian Garden

April 2, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Various activities in the Australian Garden: Any time from 9am – 5pm.

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Nature play and your child

April 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Find out how nature provides inspiration for children’s creativity and imaginative play at this special workshop for parents.

$25
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Project Wild Thing Film Screening

April 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Project Wildthing – special screening of feature length film (PG)

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April 2015

Build your own bush bark shelter

April 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Build your own bush bark shelter using natural bushland plant material. Decorate it with bark ribbons, furnish it with log seats and use it as a cubby house.

Free
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Garden Shed and Garden Ambassador Activities

April 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Visit the Garden Shed and let out friendly Garden Ambassadors show you plants that are great for kids gardens. Borrow a deck of the Go find it cards and head out into to the garden to explore.

Free
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Designing a Garden for Children

April 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Join Landscape Designer Andrew Laidlaw and discover the gardens through the mind of a child. Learn about the exciting and inspiring IPFCG that he was involved in creating and how to design your own garden to encourage nature play for children. Andrew is currently involved in six or seven projects focusing on creating nature based play areas in hybrid public spaces. Includes light refreshments, a ticket for the Garden Explorer and a plant to take home.

$29.40
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Seminar: Early Childhood Outdoor Learning

April 14, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Bush Kinder is a rapidly growing learning model in Early Childhood settings. Join us in finding out what is so compelling about this model and what is happening throughout Australia and internationally with Sue Elliott. Hear from Doug Fargher, who has led the way in establishing Victoria’s first Bush Kinder. Explore RBG Cranbourne to find out what is required of a setting and how to deal with risks in the bush

$50
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Woodland’s Nature Play Walk

April 16, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

As part of Nature Play week join us in celebrating Australian flora, fauna and bush traditions. This interactive walk to the Woodlands Picnic Area and playground will excite and delight young children through literacy and nature play activities. Proudly supported by the City of Casey.

Free
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April 2016

Royal Botantic Gardens Victoria

Build a bush bark shelter

April 6, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 17, 2016

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Build your own bush bark shelter using natural bushland plant material.

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Royal Botantic Gardens Victoria

Explore using the ’50 things for kids to do’ checklist and ‘Go find it’ cards.

April 6, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 17, 2016

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Reconnect your kids with nature and the outdoors by ticking off the adventures in the ’50 things for kids to do’ checklist or borrowing a deck of the ‘Go find it’ cards and heading out into the garden to play.

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Kids in Nature Network

Nature Play Week 2016 Launch with Jackie French

April 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:15 am
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Join Kids in Nature Network, partners and friends at the world renowned Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne to launch Nature Play Week 2016.

Free
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Royal Botantic Gardens Victoria

Bush Kinder Site Tour

April 6, 2016 @ 11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

This tour will visit the sites used by the Bush Kinders and a commentary of site selection and management will be provided by RBGV Education Staff and Bush Kinder teachers.

$11.55
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Royal Botantic Gardens Victoria

Rewilding Public Spaces – Facilitating Nature Play

April 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Join our early childhood outdoor learning forum to understand what a Bush Kinder is, why there is an increasing demand for outdoor play opportunities in natural spaces and what this means for you as a supporter, Council or Land Management team.

$85
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Woodland’s Nature Play Walk

April 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Activities based around a children’s book are provided along the path trail at the Woodland’s Picnic Area, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne

Free
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April 2017

Royal Botantic Gardens Victoria

Engaging Young Children in the Outdoors: Nature Play

April 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Join our early childhood outdoor learning forum to understand about the Bush Kinder movement.

$110
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April 2018

Nature Play Week 2018 Launch Event

April 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

This year, the Nature Play Week Launch Event is celebrated in conjunction with Botanica – A Village in the Australian Garden!
Be part of our community of villagers as we build cubbies and creatures using natural materials collected from the Gardens. Suitable for all ages.

Free
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Botanica – A Village in the Australian Garden

April 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until April 14, 2018

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Botanica offers families the opportunity to work together to build a unique village. Be part of our community of villagers as we build makeshift cubbies and structures using natural materials collected from the Gardens. Come along for an hour or bring a picnic and spend the day.

Free
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Poetry Among the Eucalypts

April 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

A nature inspired poetry workshop with Gunai poet Kirli Saunders, from Red Room Poetry, that fosters an emotional and creative connection to country and culture. Exploring Australian plants through a creative lens.

$15 – $20
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Botanica – A Village in the Australian Garden

April 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until April 14, 2018

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Botanica offers families the opportunity to work together to build a unique village. Be part of our community of villagers as we build makeshift cubbies and structures using natural materials collected from the Gardens. Come along for an hour or bring a picnic and spend the day.

Free
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Botanica – A Village in the Australian Garden

April 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until April 14, 2018

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Botanica offers families the opportunity to work together to build a unique village. Be part of our community of villagers as we build makeshift cubbies and structures using natural materials collected from the Gardens. Come along for an hour or bring a picnic and spend the day.

Free
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Botanica – A Village in the Australian Garden

April 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until April 14, 2018

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Botanica offers families the opportunity to work together to build a unique village. Be part of our community of villagers as we build makeshift cubbies and structures using natural materials collected from the Gardens. Come along for an hour or bring a picnic and spend the day.

Free
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Little Seeds: Early Years Nature Play and Gardening Program

April 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Calling all Little Seeds! Come and get your hands dirty and let your imaginations go wild as you and your grown-up tend to your very own garden patch and explore the magical secrets of the Gardens.

$15 – $20
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April 2021

Big Bandicoot Backyard

April 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 17, 2021

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Our great big bandicoot has come out of hiding in Cranbourne Gardens. Come and say hi! Created with natural materials by artists Darryl Cordell, Vanessa Ellis and Trina Gaskell, this beautiful sculpture likes to have somewhere cosy to sleep – just like the last remaining population of Southern Brown Bandicoots in urban Melbourne who have found refuge in Cranbourne Gardens. Discover the simple things you can do to help protect this precious species and learn how to create habitats for…

Free
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Big Bandicoot Backyard

April 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 17, 2021

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Our great big bandicoot has come out of hiding in Cranbourne Gardens. Come and say hi! Created with natural materials by artists Darryl Cordell, Vanessa Ellis and Trina Gaskell, this beautiful sculpture likes to have somewhere cosy to sleep – just like the last remaining population of Southern Brown Bandicoots in urban Melbourne who have found refuge in Cranbourne Gardens. Discover the simple things you can do to help protect this precious species and learn how to create habitats for…

Free
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Big Bandicoot Backyard

April 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 17, 2021

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Our great big bandicoot has come out of hiding in Cranbourne Gardens. Come and say hi! Created with natural materials by artists Darryl Cordell, Vanessa Ellis and Trina Gaskell, this beautiful sculpture likes to have somewhere cosy to sleep – just like the last remaining population of Southern Brown Bandicoots in urban Melbourne who have found refuge in Cranbourne Gardens. Discover the simple things you can do to help protect this precious species and learn how to create habitats for…

Free
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Big Bandicoot Backyard

April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 17, 2021

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne VIC 3977 Australia

Our great big bandicoot has come out of hiding in Cranbourne Gardens. Come and say hi! Created with natural materials by artists Darryl Cordell, Vanessa Ellis and Trina Gaskell, this beautiful sculpture likes to have somewhere cosy to sleep – just like the last remaining population of Southern Brown Bandicoots in urban Melbourne who have found refuge in Cranbourne Gardens. Discover the simple things you can do to help protect this precious species and learn how to create habitats for…

Free
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