Grubby gardening in Melbourne, Australia
Plant, paddle and play dirty in Melbourne at the Royal Botanic Gardens’ famously hands-on Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden. Educational and inclusive, the huge garden is packed with interactive places for kids of all ages to explore. Clamber under rocks in the Ruin Garden, make a splash in the water spout at the Meeting Place and go bug-hunting in the Wetland pond. Aspiring agriculturalists (or anyone who just loves dirt) will dig the Kitchen Garden, filled with seasonal fruits, veggies and herbs.
Parental pointer: The Children’s Garden is a safe place to let little ones wander, with a childproofed exit/entrance. Gardens are accessible to wheelchair users and parents with prams.by