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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

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Book your winter 2018 events now!

Events for winter include a visit to the State Library to view some of the botanical collection, a…

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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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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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