Botanica was inspired by the artist Darryl Cordell and his childhood in the bush. This beautiful enclosed area is designed for people of all ages to let go and be free to imagine and create using material from our very own gardens.
Work with existing friends or new acquaintances to construct cubbys, get creative in the mud kitchens and create your own creatures with different collected materials.
Miss 3 and I went down today to experience the serenity of this beautiful botanical village. Miss 3 loved the free reign of exploring different sensory objects. She especially liked being given a sense of independence. No one told her what to do or how to do it, although help was provided when needed. She was free to express herself and for a short time just be at one with the bush.
This highly popular free event attracted 4,000 visitors to Melbourne and Cranbourne gardens last year. Make sure you don't miss out in 2019. You've only got a handful of days to make the most of it!
Visiting on a hot day? Be sure to stop for a splash around in the waterplay areas located in the children's garden right next to the Botanica Village.
Water play at the Royal Botanic Gardens
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra
When: 16-19 January 2019. 11am - 3pm.