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Sensory Garden

Program Overview

A garden can delight your sense of sight, taste, touch and your sense of hearing. Learn how to create a sensory garden and how we can bring them indoors.

  • What wonders can we find in nature? 
  • Where do natural materials come from?
  • How can we use gentle hands and gentle feet?
  • What stories can you find when you play with natural materials?

Your ELC, Kindergarten or Primary School

Incursion Duration:

2 x 45 minutes (two sessions minimum)

Year Level:

Early years, Kindergarten, Prep-Year 2

Group Size:

Up to 22 children per session


$550+GST (two sessions, minimum)
$750+GST (three sessions, maximum)



  • VCSSU041 – People use Science in their daily lives
  • VCSSU031 – Science is about exploring the world around me
    VCSSU074 – Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them survive in their environments.
  • VEYLDF – Children are connected with and contribute to their world (the natural world)
  • VEYLDF – Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • VEYLDF – Children are confident and involved learners
  • VEYLDF – Children are effective communicators

In this session, we mindfully gather natural materials using gentle hands. We explore natural materials with all our senses and we create a miniature, natural sensory garden for nature play and exploration.

This incursion is delivered at your ELC or Kindergarten by an EcoCentre Educator as 2×40 minute sessions with a short break in between. The maximum number of participants per session is 22 for ELC/Kindergarten and 25 students for Foundation – Year 2. The minimum number of sessions is 2 (cost $550 +GST), the maximum number of sessions is 3 (Cost $750 +GST). Our Educator will bring the materials for this incursion.

“A 10 out of 10. The information provided was easy to understand and kept the children’s attention well”

- Early Learning teacher

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional custodians of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other First Nations and Elder members of our multicultural community.