A new season has begun, so it’s the perfect time to experience the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens in a whole new way! There’s so much to see and do this autumn and Easter school holiday period, with many free activities for all ages. Carry on reading to discover what’s on.
Trees in the Australian Garden
Sun 10 April, Sun 8 May
Spend an hour exploring the beauty and diversity of the trees in Cranbourne’s Australian Garden. Your guide will teach you all about the remarkable flora found here and the ways the trees have adapted to their environments, from ancient rainforests to deserts.
Nature Play Week
Mon 11 April – Wed 13 April
This Easter school holidays, head along to the Cranbourne Gardens with the kids for some free Nature Play! Taking inspiration from the Australian flora of the gardens, little ones will get to make their own nature mobile or wall hanging from foraged materials.
This 1-hour craft workshop is a great family-friendly activity and a fantastic way to spend some time outdoors these school holidays. Session times are available at 10am and 1pm throughout the week. For full event details and to reserve your free tickets, click the link below.
Birds in the Australian Garden
Wed 20 April, Sun 15 May
Whether you’re an avid twitcher, or just love to get out in nature, this behind the scenes tour will give you fascinating insight into the wonderful birds that call the Australian Garden home. See and hear them flying, feeding and nesting as you explore. Keep your eyes peeled and see if you can spot a Willie Wagtail or maybe a New Holland Honeyeater!
Thurs 21 April, Thurs 12 May, Sat 21 May
Keen to learn more about climate change and make a difference in your local community at the same time? Take part in the ClimateWatch guided walk and monitor the biodiversity of the Cranbourne Gardens. Visitors will learn all about various plants and animals and how climate change is affecting their seasonal behaviour. The data you gather on your walk will then be recorded and help to shape Australia’s scientific response to climate change.
Sun 24 April, Sun 22 May
Immerse yourself in nature and restore your inner zen with a guided forest therapy session amongst the soothing native landscape of the gardens. Originating from Japan, this wellbeing experience will nurture your mental and physical health by helping to reduce stress levels and elevating your mood.