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The Children's Garden

The new Children's Garden was opened on 25 October. Excited students from Gold Creek Primary gave the seal of approval to the garden that offers sensory and physical exploration. Come and visit Canberra's latest family space at the Gallery of Gardens.

The Children's Garden encourages children to play, explore and interact with their environment through the use of colour, texture, scent and form. The variety of plants creates a range of active play spaces, offering fun and stimulating experiences for all ages. Contemplative elements allow space for children to think, relax and let their imagination roam.

Bench seats are provided at good vantage points.

The plaque in the Children's Garden includes some words adapted from a poem by Angelina Stanton:

"For the children to explore
The secret corners Of our natural world
To be surrounded
By the beauty of the ground
In wild wonder of our Earth."

The Children's Garden was designed by Chris Johnstone for Bosqué Studio. Constructed by Able Landscaping Pty Ltd.

This garden was made possible through a generous donation from Brand and Peta Hoff.

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