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Every Thursday | 23 July - 24 Sept 2020

Seedlings Nature School

Join experienced Early Years Nature Educators from the Garden who will facilitate play-based activities and nature experiences with you and your little one.

Seedlings Nature School allows young children to explore, grow and develop with and in nature. Children will build, discover, play and engage their senses in the natural world. Each week’s program will be a captivating combination of nature-based activities, games and stories, combined with supervised free-play time in the garden.

Participation in nature play has the ability to enhance children’s curiosity and creativity, boost self-esteem and improve resilience, allowing them to learn, make decisions and develop understanding in a natural, safe environment.

Time in nature is a fun, informative and wonderful investment in your child’s future.

Children must be accompanied by an adult carer.

In the event of wet weather this program will move to The Calyx

Head to our Education section for more resources and information about Seedlings and the theory behind nature play. 

Please note following changes due to NSW Government guidelines around COVID-19

  • ​Classes can be booked weekly (no term tickets available)
To help us maintain social distancing practices and maximum group sizes:
  • Seedlings Nature School can accommodate a maximum of 9 children and their supervising adult. Every person within the group counts – which means additional siblings and/or additional adults unfortunately cannot attend.
  • Online bookings are highly recommended. Walk ups may not be able to be accommodated on the day if group capacities have already been met.
We will transfer your tickets to another date if you have:
  • Shown any symptoms related to COVID-19
Please do not book if you have:
  • Travelled overseas or to Victoria in the last 14 days
  • Been tested for COVID-19 and are still awaiting results
  • Been in contact with someone travelling overseas in the last 14 days
  • Been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days


Every Thursday, 10:00am - 12:00pm (excl. public holidays)


$20 per child per session. Online bookings highly recommended.


Botanic House
The Royal Botanic Garden Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


Children 2.5 - 5 years and their parents or carers.



Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

To sign up to our Seedlings Nature School newsletter for updates on our fun weekly themes plus other news please enter your details below.

Where do we meet?
We meet each Thursday morning at outside Botanic House Restaurant, at the centre of the Garden near the Visitor Centre/Shop

Do I stay or drop my child off?
Parents or carers are expected to attend and participate in the session and are responsible for their children's whereabouts and safety. 

What happens if it is wet?
In the event of wet weather this program will move to The Calyx.
We will still do a fun rainy-day program so bring your gumboots and be prepared to jump in puddles. We do not go ahead if there are thunderstorms or high winds, or if the temperature is above 35 degrees Celsius. If the program is cancelled and if you have booked a ticket you will be notified via email by 8.30am on the morning of the program and be given a full refund.

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.