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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

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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Three Guests At The Cranbourne Friends Annual Lunch 2018

Friends Annual Lunch

Have you marked Saturday 4th May 2019 in your diary? Come and join us for this annual social…

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Our Groups

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

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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