Join Us

Join the Friends and Support the Gardens.  Take part in an exciting range of activities and events the Friends run for their members. The Friends are passionate supporters of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria providing financial and volunteer support for projects and events.

New Friends’ members to the Friends will enjoy many great benefits including an invitation to our New Members’ Welcome, free copies of Botanic News and an introductory free ticket offer to one of our events.

Benefits which all members of the Friends enjoy

  • Free seasonal Botanic News magazine plus regular eNews bulletins
  • Free quarterly guided walks in the Melbourne Gardens
  • Special Member only Insider events E.g. Herbarium Tour
  • Member only Photo Group, Botanic Illustrators, Growing Friends, Gardening groups
  • Invitation (for you and a friend) to attend New Members’ Welcome Event
  • Weekly Growing Friends’ nursery sales plus 10% discount on plants
  • Discounts on Friends’ Events, Botanical Art Classes, Merchandise
  • Discounts on RBGV Melbourne tours, Garden Explorer, Shops, Cafes
  • Discounts at number of outlets
  • Opportunities to Volunteer in the Gardens

To join the Friends visit our Membership Portal, phone the Friends’ team (03) 9650 6398 or complete this form and email it back to us at