Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

Hands-on education

Hands-on education

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at Melbourne and Cranbourne offers a rich learning environment for students of all ages and abilities.  Our Education Services team develops adaptive, strategic curriculum based programs to assist teachers and provide an enjoyable and valuable learning experience for students from kindergarten to university. Each education program is designed to support teachers in achieving the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and is delivered by a qualified teacher.

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Our programs

Our programs

We have just released an exciting new range of programs that encourages students from kindergarten to tertiary to explore the wonders of plants in a highly interactive environment.

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Book an excursion

Book an excursion

Contact our education office to book an immersive experience for your students that will lead to the development of life-long, life-wide skills.

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Professional development

Professional development

Each year we host an engaging Professional Development program for educators, featuring some of the world’s leading experts in nature-based education.

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What people say…

What people say…

‘It is important that the children become aware of such a beautiful garden that provides a diverse range of opportunities to learn, relax, explore, etc.’

Grade 1

Yes – there was something for everyone …ponding, feeling/smelling plants, creating pot pourri bags, listening to trees!’

Grade 2

‘At the Botanic Gardens the children were able to see/touch and smell on a grand scale – GREAT!!’

Kindergarten

‘The program has made a huge shift in the way my students view Indigenous Australians and it has changed some previous incorrect misconceptions’

Grade 5 and 6

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