Over the three school days (Wednesday to Friday) 1400 students from 39 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools visited the show to view the gardens and part take in the various activities throughout the show.
The Victorian Schools Garden Program marquee was very busy with children potting lettuce varieties with the help of the amazing Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne volunteers. While the Rotarian for Bees educated attendees on the importance of pollinators and Urban Plant Health Network taught visitors how to spot and identify pests in the garden.
The observation beehive provided by the Wheen Bee Foundation was a huge hit with children. They provided a fascinating insight on the workings of a hive.
- Takasho – for the VegTrugs where all the planting took place. Apply for the Takasho VegTrug Package Grant to win your own.
- Grow Better – for providing the Premium Potting Mix
- Quality Plants and Seedlings – for donating the 3400 lettuce seedling varieties. Apply for the Quality Plant & Seedling – Spring Seedling Package Grant.
- PP5 – for the supply of the recyclable plant pots