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A DINOSAUR’S home will be the backdrop for a children’s gardening activity on Friday.

Albury Botanic Gardens staff and volunteers are keen for kids to get their hands dirty and plant potatoes, beans and peas in the vegetable section of the children’s garden.

Families will also be able to take seeds home and grow their own.

The event is the brainchild of friends of the gardens volunteers Lou Bull and Lou Newman.

“We expect children to be harvesting potatoes, beans and peas before Christmas,” Mr Newman said.

“Hopefully, they will come and see how the plants are growing and compare them with those at home.”

Click play on the video above for a glimpse of the garden. (iPhone users to go video tab in menu)

Ms Bull said the garden was a place for children to explore, imagine and play in an unstructured environment.

“Several regional schools have added vegetables to their grounds and school programs,” she said.

“This activity is aimed at children under five.

“It will be exciting for the kids to see the life cycle of the produce and later harvest it.”

Friday’s free event from 10am will be followed on Saturday by the garden’s official re-opening.

To reserve a place call (02) 6043 5698.

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