Art & Craft Classes, Courses & Workshops at the Plant Craft Cottage

  • Visit the Friends' Craft Cottage located in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens.
  • This group is just part of an exciting range of activities and events the Friends run for their members.
  • The Friends support the Botanic Gardens providing financial and volunteer support for projects and events.
  • Love the Gardens? Join the Friends! 

Opening Times 2018:

The Plant Craft Cottage is one of the many historic buildings in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens. Designed as an Under Gardener’s Cottage in 1850, it retains many of the original architectural features. Between the years 1853 and 1856, it was home to Melbourne’ s first Government Botanist, Dr Ferdinand von Mueller. Until the 1970s, as H Gate Lodge, it was occupied by a series of ‘under gardeners’ and since 1981 it has been a craft centre dedicated to the promotion of plant-related crafts.
     Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm;
he third Sunday of each month (15 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 21 Oct, 18 Nov) 11 am to 4 pm

Closed:   Closed on Mondays, weekends (except for 3rd Sunday of each month) and all public holidays. 

Where:     In the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens just in from H Gate on Alexandra Ave (Melways map 2G, B11) (metered parking available in Alexandra Avenue)

Cost:        Free entry. Come along.

Volunteer at the Cottage

Volunteer Application Form
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How to find us
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Art & Craft Workshops

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