Council Meeting Notice: Council at its Meeting on 6 December 2023 resolved to adjourn the remainder of the business to be considered to a meeting scheduled on 13 December 2023 and vacate the Ordinary Council meeting fixed for the 20 December 2023.


Visit the Bush School

We run a Bush School at Central Gardens, Merrylands, with engaging programs for children in a natural outdoor environment.

Finding excitement in nature

Bush School is a casual, community based program that allows children to learn about and experience nature. For families with limited outdoor areas, it can offer a wide range of benefits. Children can:

  • Learn about changes in seasons, light, weather, wildlife, plants and trees
  • Appreciate biodiversity – including insects, plants and animals
  • Develop a sense of space and learn about Aboriginal values towards the land
  • Get a sense of caring for our natural environment
  • Help develop physical skills, communication, observation, social skills, creativity, teamwork, emotional well-being and self-esteem

All community members are welcome to visit the Bush School. 

Upcoming dates 

Monday 4 December - A special Christmas themed Bush School with Christmas craft and Storytime.

Registrations are essential, only 1 ticket is required per family. 

Further information

For more information phone 8757 9000 or email: