Be part of the future of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria & the Herbarium
Support the important role plants play in our lives
Join the Friends and support the Gardens
Membership is open to all

Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities are available immediately. Call the Friends' Office on (03) 9650 6398

Volunteer Opportunities
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2019 Botanic Illustration Calendar

Now available online in Shop or by downloading mail order form on Botanic Art Gifts page

Growing Friends' Nursery Sales
Every Friday Morning - 8 am to 12 noon only

The Growing Friends' Nursery is open for Plant Sales to Friends members and non-members every Friday morning from 8 am to 12 noon. (See Weather policy below for exceptions)

Join the Friends to come along and receive members' discount of 10% on all plant sales
The Growing Friends Nursery is next to the RBGV, Melbourne Gardens works yard, enter via Gate E (downloadable map below)

Members receive 10% discount on all plants

Don’t forget membership cards and carry bags.

The Growing Friends have been given some interesting and in some cases, rare and endangered trees. They are well-grown, advanced, and would be suitable to plant as specimens. Some are more suited to cooler climates. They are available for purchase now and at the Plant Sale.

Events coming up...


Talk - Urban Landscapes

21 February

Basketry Workshop 1

23 February BOOKED OUT

Guided Bird Walk 

26 February BOOKED OUT

Dyeing Workshop at PCC

23 March
Ramble to Kew Cemetery

25 March

Royal Walk

28 March

Paint Flowers Workshop

30 March

Basketry Workshop 2

31 March

Beginners Botanic Art Workshops

1-14 April

Easter Egg Workshops

6 April

Botanic Art Specialist Workshops

8-18 April

Fantastic Friends

10 April

Talking Plants - Roses

12 April

Kids Plant Workshop

13 April

Government House Walk

16 April

Guilfoyle to Gaza Talk

24 April

Mediterranean Talk

2 May

Indoor Gardening Workshop

4 May

Basketry Workshop

11 May

Curiosities Walk

24 May

See all events.....


Helping Hands

Photo Group