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

Angus Stewart Is Now Patron Of The Cranbourne Friends

Angus Stewart is now Patron of the Cranbourne Friends

It is with a great deal of excitement that the Cranbourne Friends Committee announces the news that Angus…

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A Day With Attila Kapitany – Book Here

A day with Attila Kapitany – Book here

Join us on Saturday 17 June to hear Attila Kapitany, succulent expert and author of many popular books. Attila loves to…

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Revisit The 2011 Chelsea Flower And Garden Show

Revisit the 2011 Chelsea Flower and Garden Show

Join Rodger Elliot this Thursday in the Elliot Centre at 2pm to revisit the wonderful 2011 Chelsea Flower…

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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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