Wednesday 29 March–Friday 31 March 2023
Victorian Schools Garden Program are delighted to welcome school-aged children and their teachers to enjoy a free suite of gardening activities to encourage the use of outdoor spaces at schools, and educate and inspire the next generation of green thumbs.
Come along and visit:
Bug and Bloom Garden (Kid’s Zone) presented by the Victorian Schools Garden Program
Celebrating the biodiverse world of mini-beasts and pollinating bees. Biodiversity has a direct impact on the world of beneficial insects and bees. Learn more about this microcosm and the fascinating mini-beasts who inhabit it. Get your young green thumbs growing and explore the vital role of bees for food through an immersive pollinator garden. Perfect for schools and young families.
Home Grown Patch presented by Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria
Enter into an abundant and productive garden, the ultimate Home Grown Patch. Share the journey of where food comes from, and the delight and satisfaction gardeners experience growing their food in a vibrant display of summer vegetable crops and their fragrant and flowering companion plants. This learning patch will encourage children and parents alike to grow food gardens from home, in the community and at our schools through an inviting garden of beautiful and productive plants.
Educational activities will be linked to the precinct and other areas throughout the show from:
– Wheen Bee Foundation
– Agriculture Victoria
– Beyond Blue
– With more activities to be announced shortly
Grow your Future: Careers Hub
Explore how you can grow your future with a career in horticulture. ‘Grow your future’ showcases the innovation and technology in the horticultural industry in partnership with educational and training organisations and leaders in industry technology, Power Plants. Transform your passion for plants into a rewarding and innovative vocation.
The schools’ program is open to all Victorian schools and international students. You can register below for free and attend the Show across one of the three free student days.
Register your school’s attendance