Photography Group

The Friends’ Photography Group engages with the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne through photography. The group meets monthly to either photograph a specific element within the gardens, such as a particular plant species or collection, buildings, autumn colours, or to practise certain photographic techniques such as composition, macro photography, black and white images.

To join the Photo Group you need to be a member of the Friends.

The group meets in the Gardens at 10am on the third Wednesday of each month, starting with a short formal meeting at Plant Craft Cottage. Over approximately two hours, group members have the opportunity to take photos reflecting the monthly theme, discuss possible future group activities and spend some social time together. 

The group has developed a program for 2023 of monthly photographic themes and some other events.

See program.

It is a flexible program that will be updated during the year. The themes aim to respond to members’ interests and expand their photographic and botanic knowledge.

Many photos taken by members of the Friends’ Photo Group are presented on the group’s Flickr site:

All members are encouraged to upload photos on the monthly theme to this Flickr page.


The Photography Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am to 12:30pm.