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

Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale

Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale

The Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale will take place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March from 10…

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WA Wildflowers Talk

WA Wildflowers talk

It was almost a full house last Sunday when John Thompson presented his talk on Western Australian wildflowers. Many…

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Alex Smart Receives Medal (OAM) Of The Order Of Australia

Alex Smart receives Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia

Alex Smart has received a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to…

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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

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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