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

Recent News

Book Your Winter Events Now!

Book your winter events now!

Book here for all our winter events including:  Attila Kapitany who will speak on Australian Succulents and Boabs and…

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Useful Plants Day – July 1

Useful Plants Day – July 1

Join us on July 1 for a new type of event! Learn how Australian plants are useful for a…

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Angus Stewart Is Now Patron Of The Cranbourne Friends

Angus Stewart is now Patron of the Cranbourne Friends

It is with a great deal of excitement that the Cranbourne Friends Committee announces the news that Angus…

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Our Groups

Herbarium Collectors

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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Seed Collectors

Seed Collectors

The seed collectors gather seed for the Cranbourne Gardens seed stock and for the Growing Friends nursery.
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Growing Friends

Growing Friends

The Growing Friends propagate a great variety Australian native plants that have been sourced from the Gardens.
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Friends In Focus

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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Botanical Fabricators

Botanical Fabricators

We work with fabric crafts using materials or designs featuring and highlighting the beauty of Australian native plants.
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Botanical Illustrators

Botanical Illustrators

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

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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