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Join us for a Sensing Nature Walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

Come and explore nature using all your senses.

Together with nature guides, Rachel DeSumma (BSRV Program Manager) and Marg, we will move slowly around the gardens, taking our time to explore the scents, sounds and textures of the gardens, offering invitations to explore our non-visual senses. 

This walk is an all abilities walk for people with low vision or blindness, or other physical or intellectual disabilities.

We will explore some of the different landscapes, flora and fauna along the Australian Garden within the park taking our time to really notice and appreciate our surroundings.

When: Wednesday 13 December 10:30-2pm

Where: Meeting at the Cranbourne Gardens Entry Shelter opposite the Main entrance car park

What to wear / bring:

  • Comfortable sun smart and weather appropriate clothes
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks and / or lunch

Lunch: We will gather for lunch at 1pm. You can bring your own lunch or order food and drinks at the Boon Wurrung Café inside the gardens.

Activity Cost: There is no cost to participate in this program, aside from purchasing your own lunch.  


To enjoy this walk it helps if you:

  • have the mobility and stamina to complete a two and a half hour circuit walk of the Botanic Gardens, or mobilise in a wheelchair or scooter
  • Can pause in one spot to listen or feel the nature around you for moments in time as we slowly explore selected areas.
  • Are comfortable with being in a group with other people and moving at the pace of the group


Transport options:

Travelling by public transport:

You can take the train to Cranbourne station. We have 8 seats available on the shuttle bus from  Cranbourne Station to Cranbourne Gardens. This is a wheelchair accessible bus. Meet at 9:40am at Cranbourne station to take the bus departing at 9:50am to the gardens. Please contact Rachel to request a place on the bus.

Travelling by car:

There is a large car park with disability car parks or a drop off point near the main entrance to the park. The road between Cranbourne Gardens and South Gippsland Highway, Ballarto Road east, is currently under roadworks. Detours are in place to the Gardens entrance. Entry through Ballarto Road west is from Frankston-Cranbourne Road at the intersection including Pearcedale Road.


Volunteer sighted guides are available on request. Please let us know asap if you require assistance so we can organise this for you.

RSVP: Places are limited so please contact Jenny Dodd by Wednesday 6th December by email or phone:
0408 128 888.


Helpful links:

The carpark area is here  

Once you arrive and park we will meet at the Information Shelter at the end of the carpark before you walk up the slope to the Visitor Centre and main entrance.
More information:

Maps of the park can be found here:

Access keys for the park can be found here: