A partnership between the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Klorane Botanical Foundation, the workshops invite children aged six to 12 to become a botanist for a day in a free, fun-filled, interactive workshop instilling plant proficiency and passion in our next generation.
A healthy blend of education, entertainment and exploration, the workshops teach children how to make their own herbarium (a collection of dried plants), while they explore the fascinating gardens and learn about the magic of the plant world.
“I think all children have an innate connection with nature and they are really uplifted by opportunities to explore that bond. Both the children and their parents are often surprised how fascinating, complex and sometimes even dramatic the botanical world can be; it can actually compete quite well with screen time for a few hours at least!” said Klorane Botanical Foundation Director, Florence Guillaume.
Klorane Botanical Foundation has three key missions: to protect endangered plant species; explore botanical marvels in order to better understand and protect them and to share botanical passion with as many people as possible, particularly children. The Budding Botanist Program has already educated some 600,000 children around the world.