Thank you to all the Friends members who completed the 2019 Cranbourne Friends Membership Survey in April. It was lovely to hear from many members their appreciation for the friendly and social nature of Friends events and activities. Overall, feedback was very positive but there is always room for improvement and we take note of your comments and suggestions.
Here is a summary of some of the key responses.
Why did you join the Friends? (Top responses)
60% To meet like-minded people
58% To support the Cranbourne Gardens financially
49% To attend a Friends event
39% To join a special interest group
Membership benefits used?
97% Read Naturelink Newsletter
71% Discount at the Boon Wurrung Café or RBGV Gift Shop
66% Discount at the Growing Friends Plant Sale
66% Read Quicklink e-news
Involvement with events or special interest groups?
69% Attended a Cranbourne Friends Workshop, Lecture or Walk (paid)
59% Attended Open House talks at the Elliot Centre (free)
44% Attended a Cranbourne Friends Annual Lunch
33% Participated in a Cranbourne Friends interstate or overseas tour
20% Joined the Growing Friends
What do you think the Cranbourne Friends do well?
88% Offer an interesting range of events and activities
79% Offer interesting volunteer opportunities
79% Produce interesting and relevant publications, such as Naturelink
78% Supply a great range of native plants at the regular Plant Sales
What do you think the Cranbourne Friends could do better?
39% Nothing comes to mind
33% Offer online booking and payments for events and membership
18% Offer more events at weekends and after hours
11% Offer more activities for families and children
If you are interested in joining the Cranbourne Friends, please go to our Membership page to find out more.