Friends' Craft Centre at the Plant Craft Cottage

Join the Craft Cottage. 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 Craft Cottage aims are:

  •  to promote traditional plant crafts

  •  foster interest in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne    

  •  maintain the heritage-listed building 

Opening Times:

Open:      Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm; andthe third Sunday of each month 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 Melbourne just in from H Gate on Alexandra Ave (Melways map 2G, B11) (metered parking available in Alexandra Avenue)
Cost:        Free entry. Come along.


Sunday openings:  

  • 15 January 2017 11 am to 4 pm
  • 19 February 201711 am to 4 pm
  • 19 March 201711 am to 4 pm
  • 23 April 201711 am to 4 pm
  • 21 May 201711 am to 4 pm
  • 18 June 201711 am to 4 pm
  • 16 July 201711 am to 4 pm
  • 20 August 201711 am to 4 pm
  • 17 September 201711 am to 4 pm
  • 15 October 201711 am to 4 pm
  • 19 November 201711 am to 4 pm

Craft Group Meet Ups at the Cottage

There are a number of Craft Groups at the Cottage. These include Natural Dye, Fibre, Paper, Plant Card, Pot Pourri and Basketry. Everyone is welcome to visit the Cottage, especially on meeting and demonstration days. Read more about these .....
Craft Groups at the Cottage
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Volunteer at the Cottage

Join the Friends now to Support the Gardens and to enjoy Member Benefits

How to find us
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Shop for select craft items online

Book Reviews

Volunteer Application Form
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Adult Craft Workshops

Resource Centre & Library


School Holiday Workshops

Cottage History

Craft Group meet ups

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