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

  • Become a Member or give a gift membership to the Friends
  • Make a Donation towards a Friends' project in the RBGV, Melbourne Gardens
  • Join an art, craft, photo or gardening group
  • Learn new skills at a class or workshop
  • Help out by sharing your time or skills with us
  • Come to one of our exciting and informative events

Volunteer Opportunities are available immediately

Volunteer Opportunities
(Adobe PDF File)

What's Coming up with the Friends in Autumn

Come and hear two fantastic talks given by amazing RBGV Staff

New Zealand Study Tour with Kate Roud
When: 24 April
Oman and Europe with Dermot Malloy
When: 10 May
Autumn Insiders Walk
When: 23 May


Friends' Knitters' Group

The Knitters’ Group welcomes new members, with the next meeting on Tuesday 15 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm. BYO red 8-ply wool and 3.5 crochet hook/3.5 knitting needles. Cost is a gold coin donation (coffee and tea provided). Poppy making is the current project with a view to knitting fruit and veggies over Winter.

Travel with the Friends to the Singapore Garden Festival

Presented by The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens in conjunction with Botanica World Discoveries
Departing: 23 July - 28 July 2018
Visit the famous Singapore Garden Festival, the award-winning Gardens by the Bay complex, the Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden, as well as have time to explore this cosmopolitan city.
For more information and to download brochure and booking form 


Helping Hands Gardening

Photography Group