Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden

Ian Potter Foundation's Children Garden

Explore an inner-city secret at Melbourne’s magical Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden!

Located in Melbourne’s inner-city Royal Botanic Gardens, the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden is an amazing experience and  magical place for children to explore nature and sensory play.


Bring your kids’ swimming gear and be prepared for them to get their feet wet! With water spouts, a child-sized stream and a natural pond, the Children’s Garden is the perfect place for water play on a warm day – and a great opportunity to explore wetland insects and plants.


Also, be prepared for your kids to get their hands dirty! The kitchen garden is bursting with delicious vegetables and herbs, and contains plant tunnels that children love to run along and play.


With secret pathways and magical mini-gardens, there are so many exciting places to explore! Make sure to find the Meeting Place, Ruin Garden, Wetland Area, Bamboo Forest, Gorge, Plant Tunnel, Kitchen Garden, Rill and Tree Tower.


Entry is free!


Opening times are:

  • SCHOOL TERMS 10am until Sunset – Wednesdays to Sundays
  • SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 10am until Sunset – Seven days per week
  • PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 10am until Sunset – All public holidays
  • WINTER BREAK Closed for eight weeks after the July school holidays – check here for exact dates.


Ian Potter Foundation's Children Garden

Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden








Images from the Royal Botanic Gardens website.





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