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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

Plant lists for Autumn Plant Sale now available!

The plant lists for the Autumn Plant Sale are now available here: 2019 Autumn Sale Plant List (Colour…

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Revegetation In South Gippsland July 2016. Image By Kate Walsh

Discovery Tour of South Gippsland – new May date

Join us to gain unique insights into present, past and future landscapes of South Gippsland and the people who shaped them. We…

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Book your 2019 Autumn events now!

Events for autumn include an evening at Moonlit Sanctuary and a South Gippsland Discovery Day. Book now: Booking…

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Our Groups

Red Kangaroo Paw plant

Open House – for Members only

Open House is a special event held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at…

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Friends in the Garden planting on Gibson Hill. L to R: Kathy, Kaishan, Christine, Edie and Matt. Image by ' Ralph

FiGs – Friends in the Garden

The FiGs - Friends in the Garden Volunteer Group  are all keen to work in,…

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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 Sale

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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Botanical Fabricator at work

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 illustration and colour pencils

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


A group of novice to experienced weavers using native plants to create items ranging from the useful to the sculptural.
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