Friends' Special Member Events

Growing Friends' Nursery Plant Sales - 2017

MEMBERS ONLY - Join now to access Nursery sales
The Growing Friends Nursery will be OPEN for direct sales to Members only. 
Members will receive 10% off plants. Please remember to bring your Membership Card with you.
When:       Friday 15 December 2017
                   from 8 am to 1 pm
Where:      Growing Friends' Nursery
                   located next to RBG Melbourne works yard
                   enter from E Gate 
Members of the Friends may visit the Nursery each and every Friday morning to look at the beautiful plants, to check out what is being grown, and hence will be available in the near future, and if they wish, seek advice from the Growing Friends on plants and\or plant problems.

Growing Friends Nursery Plant Sales - 2018

The Growing Friends' Nursery will be open for Plant Sales to Friends' members on the first Friday of each month (except when it clashes with the main sales' months.
Friday 2 February, 2 March, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 7 September, 2 November, 7 December 2018
            8 am to 1 pm
Where: Growing Friends Nursery, next to the RBGVM works yard, enter via Gate E (downloadable map right)
Members only - Join the Friends to come along

Members receive 10% discount on all plants

Don’t forget membership cards and carry bags.

Join Members only Photo Group

Join our photography group. 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! 
The aims of the group are -
-  To enrich the Friends through photography in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens
-  Fellowship
-  Improve member’s photographic techniques
-  To join the Friends Photo Group you need to be a member of the Friends so Join Us now to get involved. 
-  Please bring your Friends' membership card to each meeting, we will supply a plastic holder and lanyard.
For more information:
John Harrison
Photography Group Convener
04 0709 8887

Summer Guided Visit to the Growing Friends’ Nursery 

Our summer nursery visit will be the opportunity to add highlights to your Christmas garden, and to find perfect Christmas gifts. The nursery currently holds a wide selection of suitable plants for home gardens. 
This visit is especially suitable for new members and for others who are not familiar with the whereabouts and workings of our Growing Friends’ Nursery. We will meet for a brief morning tea and then be guided down to the nursery for an introductory talk and to make purchases. 
Please bring carry bags suitable for carrying your purchases, and if you are travelling by public transport (or by car) or plan to buy a number of plants, think about bringing your shopping trolley to help carry your treasures.
When: Friday 8 December at 10 am
Where: Meet at Gate Lodge for refreshments before the visit
Book online under What's On
Bookings close 1 December
Bookings essential as numbers will be limited. 

Summer Insiders Walk

An evening bird walk with David Plant 

This will be an evening bird walk with specialist David Plant, who has been documenting the birds in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens for many years. 

The walk is a serene and gentle time to glimpse the colourful, noisy, small and large birds that inhabit our botanic garden landscape and it is a chance to discover some of their discreet and concealed hideaways.
Throughout the walk we can enjoy the picturesque landscape designed by Guilfoyle of expansive lawns, calm lakes and distant views in one of the world’s finest botanic gardens.
When:Tuesday 20 February 2018 at 6 pm
Where: Meet at Gate Lodge for refreshments before the walk.
Bookings essential
Book online under What's On
Bookings close 17 February