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Friday, 3 December 2021

The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden is a magical place to discover the world of plants. It’s a place where children can dig, build, imagine, create, hide... come and explore!

It's where we go to meet friends, run around on the grassy areas, hear the birds and just hang out in the fresh air.



The Children’s Garden is the perfect place for kids who love getting their hands dirty in the garden.

There’s lots of fun places to explore including the Ruin Garden, the Meeting Place (which has a water feature that sprays up out of the ground in summer!), a Wetland Area, Bamboo Forest, The Gorge, Plant Tunnel, Kitchen Garden (full of yummy vegetables and a sandpit!) and The Rill (a gentle waterway that runs through the Garden).

Located just inside O-Gate, close to the Visitor Centre at RBG Melbourne, the garden provides the perfect setting for families to learn together about the magical plant kingdom.

Every aspect of The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden has been designed to promote the fun and enjoyment of gardening, to nurture the link between children and the earth, and the extraordinary plant kingdom.

Top Tip

- grab a take away coffee from Jardin Tan kiosk before you enter the children's garden!


Royal Botanic Gardens, Observatory Precinct, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra 3141


  • 10am – Sunset, Wednesday to Sunday (Mondays, Tuesdays in term time – booked schools use only)
  • 10am – Sunset, seven days per week during Victorian State School holidays
  • 10am – Sunset all public holidays


Children's Garden




Melbourne, Australia


Humidity: 31%

Wind: 16.09 km/h

  • 04 Jan 2019

    Sunny 41°C 20°C

  • 05 Jan 2019

    Partly Cloudy 23°C 15°C

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