Growing Friends

The Growing Friends are a group of volunteers who work regularly in the Friends’ Nursery to propagate a range of plants, many being rare or unusual varieties. Most come from stock in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. The plants are sold at Friday Plant sales or the large Autumn and Spring Growing Friends’ Plant sales in the Gardens, to raise funds to support the Friends of the Gardens.

The Friends’ Nursery is located next to the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Melbourne works yard. Enter via E Gate and follow path down to RBG works yards.

Staffed by members of the Growing Friends group, it stocks a large range of shrubs, perennials, bulbs, succulents and other plants, both Australian and exotic. 

Each month the Growing Friends will showcase a special plant from their Nursery as their Plant of the Month.

Friday plant sales are conducted at the Growing Friends’ Nursery.

Remember that the Nursery may be closed on days of inclement weather, see weather policy for more information.

Additionally, the nursery will be closed a few weeks before and a few weeks after out mega Autumn and Spring sales.