774 ABC discovers magical garden for Outside Broadcast

ABC 774 Saturday Morning presenter Tonya Roberts will broadcast from a special new Children’s Garden at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne when it opens on 23 October.

Joining Roberts will be all the program’s regular guests including Kevin Heinze and Carolyn Blackman doing gardening talkback, plus special guests Lady Potter, garden architect Andrew Laidlaw and more. The morning will also feature special activities such as story telling, art and craft, plays, puppetry and music in the garden.

774 ABC Melbourne is inviting its listeners to be some of the first Victorians to see the Garden by joining Tonya Roberts at the family-friendly event. The Garden officially opens at 10.30am but there will be access to the Garden from 8.30am for 774 listeners.

The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden has “everything that children could possibly want to help them discover the natural world: including plant tunnels that they can crawl through, rocks that they can climb, a bamboo forest in which they can hide, and water to play in. Arbours, sculptures, topiary, cubby houses and mazes can all be constructed from the plants as children explore the world of plants from above and below ground.

Entry to the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden is free and best accessed from O Gate in South Yarra.