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

Special Mothers Day Gift Membership Offer

Instead of giving your Mum a bunch of flowers this Mother's Day, give her a wonderful experience to last the whole year.  Give her a Gift Membership to the Friends of the Botanic Gardens and she will receive: 

  • Free quarterly Botanic News magazines and regular eNews updates 
  • Discounts on Friends' walks, talks, events, merchandise and plant sales
  • Discounts in Royal Botanic Gardens shops and cafes, on selected tours and events and on the Garden Explorer
  • Opportunities to join a Member-only group, such as Plant Crafts and Photography
  • Your mum will also receive a free Devonshire Tea to enjoy at the Gardens Terrace by the lake in the Botanic Gardens valued at $12.50 
  • follow link above to more information and downloadable form

Get Involved

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

Volunteer Opportunities
(Adobe PDF File)

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.

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.

Events coming up...


Guilfoyle to Gaza Talk

24 April

Mediterranean Gardens Talk

2 May

Indoor Gardening Workshop


Autumn Plant Sale

4 & 5 May

Basketry Workshop


Curiosities Walk

24 May
Basketry Workshop 2 repeat


Hellebores Talk

14 June

Beginners Bot Art Workshop

25 June

Specialist Bot Art Workshops

1-14 July

Travel Talks

10 July

Cards for Kids

11 July

Free Members Walk

23 July

Shrine Tour

31 July

Basketry Workshop No 3

3 August

See all events.....


Helping Hands

Photo Group