Growing Friends' Plant Sales

Join the Growing Friends. 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 Friends hold plant sales, open to the public, twice a year in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens
  • These sales raise funds to support projects in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens
  • Members of the Friends enjoy a 10% discount on plant purchases so Join Now to enjoy member benefits
  • Member-only Nursery plant sales are held approximately monthly

Growing Friends Super Spring Plant Sale in conjunction with Botanic & Rare Plant Fair

When: Saturday 21 October 2017 10 am to 4 pm
             Sunday 22 October 2017 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Observatory Precinct, Melbourne Gardens
Cost: $15 per person ($7.50 for limited time to members)
Half price tickets available to Friends up to 1 October via the link on this Members Only Page. You must be logged in to access this page.

Members receive 10% discount on all Friends' plants

Don’t forget membership cards and carry bags

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!

A curated program of talks, demonstrations and interactive debates with industry luminaries and gardening identities under the banner of ‘Towards 2050: Homo Sapiens vs Plants, Trees and Seeds’, promises to inform, entertain and provoke visitors with challenging ideas and fresh new concepts. Join us at this fantastic spring garden event that includes activities for junior gardeners and lively family fun, as well as practical and creative ideas about growing food, urban gardens, and nurturing our living planet.

Growing Friends Nursery Plant Sales - 2017

When: Friday 3 November, 15 December 2017
            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.


Members of the Friends may visit the Nursery every Friday morning to look at the plants, check out what is being grown, and seek advice from the Growing Friends on plants and\or plant problems.

Weather Policy

The Friends' Inclement Weather Policy states that outdoor events may be cancelled and the Nursery will not be open for sales if the temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees Celsius or above.​

Events or plant sales to be held within the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne will not be able to proceed if the Gardens are closed due to inclement weather or other reason. 
The Friends' Inclement Weather Policy states that outdoor events may be cancelled and the Nursery will not be open for sales if the temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees Celsius or above.​
Events or plant sales to be held within the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne will not be able to proceed if the Gardens are closed due to inclement weather or other reason. 

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

Nursery Location Map
(Adobe PDF File)

For a special gift for a gardening friend

Purchase a Friends' Plant Gift Voucher 
ONLINEShop or from the Friends' Office


The Growing Friends

Sale Catalogues

Plant of the Month