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Botanical Art Workshop

Noted botanical art teacher at Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Dianne Emery will conduct a two day workshop in September: Monday September 10, 10am to 3pm and Monday September 17, 10am to 3pm. She will conduct demonstrations on the painting of…

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Growing Friends Plant Nursery

Spring Plant Sale

Our Growing Friends propagate and sell a variety of Australian native plants. The next plant sale is on Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2018. 10am to 4pm. The sale is held in the Australian Garden next to the…

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Pandorea Pandorana Margaret Holloway (Cranbourne Collection)

Thank you Margaret Holloway

Our Botanical Illustrators group was established in 2006 by Margaret Holloway, who has been our coordinator, mentor and inspiration ever since. Margaret is now exploring other artistic pursuits and is leaving the Cranbourne Botanical Illustrators at the start of September.…

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Spiky Plant

Datura Ferox

In April we were sent to collect samples of a foreign invader not seen previously in the area. Growing outside the eastern boundary on land soon to be smothered with houses, alongside a patch of dock, stood two handsome and…

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Pat Dale workshop

Recently we had a wonderful workshop with Pat Dale who taught us to make a hanging twig basket using a variety of native plant materials. We are looking forward to an upcoming workshop with Heather Turner from Basketmakers of Victoria.…

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Update

The Herbarium Collectors continue quietly and steadily on. The collection now numbers 727 genera and species. Our superbly talented and dedicated photographer Dan Linsten is no longer able to come out into the field, but he'll continue to organise the…

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