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Cranbourne Friends, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Inc. is a vibrant group of more than 700 members who share a love of Australian plants and nature, and support Cranbourne Gardens.

Recent News

Richard Clarke, Immediate Past President And Chloe Foster, CF Committee Member

Committee seeking new members

Are you looking for a new and satisfying way to enrich your life? Do you want to make…

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Raffle Prizes For The 2018 Australian Textile Exhibition. Including Cushions, Quilt And Fabric Bag.

Australian Textile Exhibition Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the following raffle winners: 1st G. Austin Ticket: #0547 2nd J. Carruthers #0242 3rd M. Evans…

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Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: The Flora of Menindie, until 27 May

Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: The Flora of Menindie is a wonderful record of the efforts of a group of botanical…

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Our Groups

Edit Patterson in red sand garden

Garden Volunteer Group

The Garden Volunteer Group members are all keen to work in, and learn about the Australian Garden…

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Herbarium sample of Clematis aristata

Herbarium Collectors

Our task is to find, photograph and collect plant specimens at each stage of their development at Cranbourne Gardens.
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Growing Friends Plant Selection 2

Growing Friends

The Growing Friends propagate a great variety Australian native plants that have been sourced from the Gardens.
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Mt Hotham Discovery Tour - by Margaret Margitta

Friends in Focus

The Friends In Focus group get together to learn about photography, take photos and enhance and practise skills.
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Commemorative Signature Quilt. Size – 107cm X 96 cm

Botanical Fabricators

We work with fabric crafts using materials or designs featuring and highlighting the beauty of Australian native plants.
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Pigmy Possum by Pauline Dewar

Botanical Illustrators

Our get-togethers allow us to share ideas, information, and support whilst working on our paintings and drawings.
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Stitch and coil baskets

Basketmakers

A group of novice to experienced weavers using native plants to create items ranging from the useful to the sculptural.
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