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Cranbourne Friends, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Inc. is an enthusiastic group of more than 700 members who share a love of Australian plants and nature, and support Cranbourne Gardens.

Recent News

Plant Sale dates announced for 2020

The first Growing Friends Plant Sale for 2020 will be held at the Australian Garden on Saturday and Sunday…

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Landscape painting with artist Erica Wagner

Join artist Erica Wagner on a gentle walk in the gardens, stopping in different locations to draw and…

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Things my garden taught me: Gabrielle Baldwin

Meet Gabrielle Baldwin, the author of this insightful book, for a morning talk on Sunday 9 February 2020,…

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Our Groups

FiGs – Friends in the Garden

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

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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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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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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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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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