Friends' Projects in the Gardens

  • The Friends have contributed over $2.7 million towards projects within the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Herbarium (see schedule of Grants below)
  • The current project is the planning and creation of a Sensory Garden adjacent to the Fern Gully ($200,000)
  • Each year the Friends fund Staff Scholarships and a Research Grant
  • Read more about the Herbarium...

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Some of the projects and initiatives supported include:

  •    $75,000 towards the restoration of the Fern Gully Resthouse
  •    $50,000 for re-design of the Visitor Centre - now open - drop in and visit
  •    $300,000 to build the new boardwalk in the Fern Gully enabling access by all
  •    $210,000 over 3 years - to the RBG's massive Working Wetlands Project
  •    $70,000 - towards the Guilfoyle's Volcano Redevelopment Project
  •    over $450,000 to Water Works, Water Wise since 2002
  •    $20,000 per annum - The Friends' Helen McLellan Research Grant
  •    $10,000 per annum - The Friends' 25th Anniversary Annual Staff Scholarships

... plus many more
To see all grants for projects made to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, from the Friends and the Friends' Trust Fund, download the Grants List below

Botanic Art for the State Botanical Collection

$5,000 is donated every 2 years by the Friends to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to purchase Botanic Art at The Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibitions. Together with donations from the Director's Circle and the Library Fund a number of important works are purchased for the State Botanical Collection.