Teacher pre-visit information

We want your excursion to the Geelong Botanic Gardens to run smoothly. 

Please use this information to plan your visit and contact us if you need further help or advice via email (botanic@geelongcity.vic.gov.au) or phone 03 5272 4379 during business hours.


Booking confirmation

You will receive an emailed confirmation, please check all details carefully and advise us immediately if there are any discrepancies in your information.


Students with additional needs

If there are children in the group with additional needs please advise us at the time of booking so our staff can be prepared.  Wheelchairs can be accommodated however our teachers may need to alter the lesson plan to enable students to be with the group.


What to bring

Teachers

  • First aid kit
  • Mobile phone in case of emergency
  • Rubbish bag to take all rubbish home
  • Mosquito repellent

Students

  • Lunchbox & water bottle
  • Outdoor clothing- wet weather clothes, closed toed shoes
  • Sun protection- sunscreen and a hat

Bus drop-off

Buses can drop-off students at the main entrance and park in the bus park on Eastern Park Circuit.


Meeting point

Your education program teacher will meet you at the main entrance gates, intersection of Podbury Drive and Eastern Park Circuit.  


Arrival time

Please arrive 15 minutes before your booked time so students can use the toilet facilities at the Playspace and be ready to commence on time.

Late arrivals will reduce the time of your session to enable us to honour other bookings.


First aid and safety

The visiting school is responsible for carrying its own first aid kit and relevant student medical information.  Accompanying teachers are responsible for providing first aid treatment to students.  

In the event of an emergency evacuation teachers must follow the instructions of Geelong Botanic Gardens staff.


Caring for the garden

Please advise students to respect our valuable plant collection by keeping off garden beds, not removing any plant material, no climbing, ball games or bird feeding.  

Educational activities will provide students with opportunities to interact with nature in a way which respects the garden.


Waste-free visits

We request that your students take their rubbish with them and consider bringing waste-free lunches.


Play

The Geelong Playspace is adjacent to the Geelong Botanic Gardens in Eastern Park and provides opportunities for free play.  

You may choose to plan your day to visit the Playspace or use the adjacent picnic and BBQ facilities before or after your session at the gardens.


Feedback

We are always looking for ways to improve our programs and service.  

If you have suggestions on how we might improve or want to let us know what we should keep doing please contact us via email (botanic@geelongcity.vic.gov.au) or phone 03 5272 4379 during business hours.






Page last updated: Tuesday, 29 October 2019

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