Today we went on our big term 2 excursion to the Melbourne Botanical Gardens and the Melbourne Aquarium.
At the gardens we made pot purri using rose petals and lavender in the herb garden. We also planted some daffodils in pots. We toured the Children's garden and the children's vegetable garden.
We looked closely at important tree specimens, endangered trees and also an oak tree that was split in half by lightening but miraculously repaired.
This oak tree was almost split in half by a lightning strike.
After lunch we went across the road to the Shirine of Remembrance
the Shrine was built in the 1920s to honor Australian men and women who died in the Great War.
Other monuments to Australia's involvement in subsequent wars have sprung up around it.
There is a very impressive education centre there that we will have to come back and visit.
The Eternal flame.
The exhibits are fantastic.
We got to see rays, turtles, sharks, a giant salt water crocodile, penguins, divers and we even fed some fish.