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In the heart of the city’s Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne, join ABC’s Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis for an afternoon celebrating sustainable living. The Great Local Picnic features a huge line up of special guests and leading sustainability innovators for a big green day out.

Bring your rug and basket with delicious dishes made from homegrown harvests, or pack a locally sourced spread and join the showcase of local food, innovative sustainability and community connection.

Come with your family or group of friends, or register as a community or work group and be part of an inspirational and entertaining day, and reconnect and unite on sustainability journeys.

Discover your inner eco designer in a workshop-performance hybrid in which you are invited to create the unique fashion statement of your dreams from old clothes and textile waste.

You can also bring the kids to join Dirtgirl & Costa the Garden Gnome for a pre-picnic nature walkabout, sharing the love of nature and joy of gardening. Supercharge the mission by dressing up in favourite garden, flower, gnome or animal costumes.

Delight your child’s senses at the Great Local Picnic with free nature play experiences led by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s experienced Learning Facilitators. Watch them find joy in connecting with the natural world through a range of nature-inspired activities.

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Sun 25 Feb 2024


Royal Botanic Gardens - Oak Lawn
100 Birdwood Avenue
Naarm / Melbourne Victoria 3000
Wurundjeri & Bunurong Country

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  • Wheelchair Access

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Free Event