Recent News from the Friends

           The Fern Gully Resthouse Restoration
           (supported by the Friends) progressing well

            Report in Autumn 2018 Botanic News

           Become a Passionate Member. New Friends Membership Type announced.
           ($120 includes a $55 tax deductible donation to the Friends' Trust Fund)
           Find out more on the 'Become a Member' page

           Friends' renovation of the RBGV Melbourne Visitor Centre officially opens in Dec 2017

           January/February 2018 Plant of the Month

           December 2017 Plant of the Month

           2017 Friends Scholarship Winners announced at last nights AGM

           2018/9 Friends Helen McLellan Research Grant Winner announced at last nights AGM

            November 2017 Plant of the Month

            Friends are now on Instagram

            reFraming Nature opened last night. Wonderful exhibition
            of an amazing number of artworks by very talented artists.
            Exhibition runs form 7-22 Oct, 10-4. Domain House Gallery

            Friends 2017 Botanic Art Seasonal Greeting Card released
            Purchase online in Shop, buy direct from the Friends' office or
            at reFraming Nature Exhibition. Mail order form coming soon

            The penguins are arriving. A large number of reFraming Nature mascots from far flung lands.
            For more information about the exhibition go to reFraming Nature Exhibition 2017 

            Friends 2018 Botanic Art Calendar released. Download mail order form...
            Purchase online in Shop, or purchase direct from the Friends' office

August 2017 Plant of the Month

Pelargonium echinatum

           Friends' Photo Group up and running - it's aims are

  •             - To enrich the Friends through photography
  •             - Fellowship
  •             - Improve member’s photographic techniques

Botanic and Rare Plant Fair 2017!

Last year's inaugural Botanic and Rare Plant Fair had such great feedback and was such a success that Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, The Diggers Club and Melbourne Friends are delighted to announce this year’s dates for the 2017 Fair.
With forty specialist plant and gardenware stalls selling everything the discerning and budding plant hunter needs, this year’s event is bursting with big, fresh inspiring ideas!
When: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017
Where: Observatory Precinct, Melbourne Gardens