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

Thank You Margaret Holloway

Thank you Margaret Holloway

Our Botanical Illustrators group was established in 2006 by Margaret Holloway, who has been our coordinator, mentor and…

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‘Fascination Of Orchid Pollination’ With Mitch Smith

‘Fascination of Orchid Pollination’ with Mitch Smith

On Sunday 13 August 2017 from 2pm to 3:30pm, Mitch Smith will presenting a talk on the fascination…

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Native Seduction Free Art Exhibition And Carolyn Landon Talk On August 10.

Native Seduction Free Art Exhibition and Carolyn Landon talk on August 10.

To complement Native Seduction, Carolyn Landon, author of “Banksia Lady”, the biography of famous botanical illustrator Celia Rosser,…

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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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