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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

Red Sand Garden In The Australian Garden

Reminder to book for Annual Lunch!

Bookings are now open for Cranbourne Friends Annual Lunch. Join us in the Tarnuk room overlooking the Red…

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Growing Friends Plant Selection

2018 Growing Friends Plant Sale Dates

If you missed out in March, never fear, there are two more plant sales planned this year. Saturday…

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Habitat Gardening Workshop

We are inviting you to participate in this workshop which goes well beyond learning just about plants.  The…

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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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Three members of Friends in Focus taking photographs in the Cranbourne Gardens

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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