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Gardens open to local residents

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is now open to visitors who live within 5 kilometers, for exercise and recreation for up to 2 hours. At Cranbourne, the Gardens Shop and Boon Wurrung Cafe are closed, as are drinking fountains and…

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Staying connected on Zoom

Basketry Special interest group Our basket makers weave or sew pliable plant material into baskets, mesh bags or other creative, interesting artefacts.  Fibrous matter is bent and coiled or plaited and twined together by strong hands and imaginative design. Not to…

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Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale

The Growing Friends Plant Sale last weekend (14th and 15th March) was a great success, with over $24,000 raised. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the year when naturalists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander first set foot on the land of the…

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Rare plants offered at Spring Plant sale

Under the Gardens' Raising Rarity Project, rare plant specimens were sold at the Cranbourne Friends Plant Sale in October 2019. Raising Rarity uses a new approach to save rare and threatened flora by assessing the horticultural potential of rare species, to establish…

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Membership Survey results

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…

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