CHILDREN keen for adventures on the nature-based play space at the Warrnambool Botanic Garden will need to be patient for a few more weeks.
The popular project which received $198,000 from the state government's Pick My Project initiative is close to completion and will be open before the end of October.
Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Garden president Pat Varley said although it was almost finished it would take a few more weeks for the new turf and new plants to settle.
"If all goes well the fence will be taken down before the end of October," she said.
She said she was delighted with how the area was looking.
"I don't think it could be any better," she said.
"We just need to leave it a little longer to let the plants settle."
Dr Varley said it had been a very challenging task for the group who had delivered on time and within budget.
"The voluntary hours, more than 2000, put in by project manager Neil McLeod, secretary Mandy King, treasurer Fiona Rule and the committee made this possible," she said.
"The guidance and enthusiasm of curator John Sheely and Paula Gardiner of Warrnambool City Council held it all together.
"We have had fantastic community support, for which we are very grateful.
"The Friends envisaged a unique play space and we are almost there."