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

25th Anniversary Celebration At AGM And New Life Membership Awarded

25th anniversary celebration at AGM and new life membership awarded

Last weekend we celebrated our 25th anniversary at our Annual General Meeting. We were very happy to have Angus Stewart attend…

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Kangaroo Paw Sale – Extended To End November

Kangaroo Paw Sale – Extended to end November

As part of the month-long Kangaroo Paw Celebration, the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne will be…

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‘Kangaroo Paw Celebration’ At Cranbourne During November

‘Kangaroo Paw Celebration’ at Cranbourne during November

Do you love Kangaroo Paws? Then join us in November to celebrate these wonderful plants.
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Our Groups

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

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

The Friends In Focus group get together to learn about photography, take photos and enhance and practise skills.
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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

Our get-togethers allow us to share ideas, information, and support whilst working on our paintings and drawings.
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A group of novice to experienced weavers using native plants to create items ranging from the useful to the sculptural.
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