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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

Botanical Art Workshop

Noted botanical art teacher at Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Dianne Emery will conduct a two day workshop in…

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Growing Friends Plant Nursery

Spring Plant Sale

Our Growing Friends propagate and sell a variety of Australian native plants. The next plant sale is on…

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Friends Expo

Cranbourne Friends Expo – until 25 August

The Friends Expo opened on July 21 and show cases the creative activities of our Friends' special interest…

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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 Sale

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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Botanical Fabricator at work

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 illustration and colour pencils

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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