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.

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Botanic Gardens Cafe, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Eurasian Woodland, Blue Mountain Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

The Bowden Centre, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan


Term pass $130 per child | Casual pass $18.50 per child per session.


Children 2.5 - 5 years and their parents or carers.

Babies not participating in the program may attend free of charge with their ticket holding sibling.

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 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.
•    This program runs in all weather so don’t forget to pack your gumboots, rain jacket and your hat!


Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - Tuesdays and Thursdays | Tuesdays 17 Oct to 4 Dec, and Thursdays 19 Oct to 6 Dec | 10:00am -12:00pm

Book at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Blue Mountain Botanic Garden Mount Tomah - Tuesday - 1, 15, 22 August and 5 September | Thursday - 10, 31 August and 14 September 10:00 - 12:00pm

Book at the Blue Mountain Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan - Wednesday 2 Aug - 13 Sep 2023 | 9:30 - 11:30am

Book at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet?

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – Tuesday and Thursday mornings outside Farm Cove Eatery cafe.

Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan – Wednesdays at the Bowden Centre.

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah – outside the Visitors Centre.  

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?

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.

Please be advised as per our terms and conditions: A. Refunds, Cancellations and Booking Changes B. Online tickets

  • No refunds apply for cancellation of tickets purchased online.
  • A request for a date change can be made in writing no less than 48 hours prior to the program commencement time. Approval of a date change is at the discretion of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. 

Please see our website for full terms and conditions.

For any enquiries please contact us on [email protected]