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Naturelink is produced by the Cranbourne Friends, published on a seasonal basis.

Latest issue

Spring 2021 – Volume 28 Number 3

  • Minister visits and announces Eco-tourism funding
  • Spotlight on Gillian Hund
  • Early Spring flowers focus of Quiz by Charles Young

Naturelink-SPRING 2021

Winter 2021 – Volume 28 Number 2

  • Bumper season for bandicoots
  • Planned burn at Cranbourne
  • Credit card payment system introduced

Naturelink-WINTER 21

Autumn 2021 – Volume 28 Number 1

  • Conservation horticulture, bushfires
  • ‘Taste of Australia’ quiz
  • Cultivar registration and breeders’ rights

Naturelink-AUTUMN 21

Summer 2020 – Volume 27 Number 4

  • Friends are ‘Creative with natives’
  • Gardens Open up after COVID lockdowns
  • Echidnas at Cranbourne

Naturelink-SUMMER 20

Spring 2020 – Volume 27 Number 3

  • Opening your garden with Open Gardens Victoria
  • Meet the social media volunteers
  • Species of Acacia native to Cranbourne

Naturelink-SPRING 20


Winter 2020 – Volume 27 Number 2

  • Who or what is the Maud Gibson trust?
  • Going plant  hunting in China
  • Painting the Landscape workshop

Naturelink-WINTER 20

Autumn 2020 – Volume 27 Number 1

  • North West Victoria tour
  • Fauna diversion fence for Philip Moors Drive
  • The Iconic Banksia workshop

Naturelink-AUTUMN 20


Summer 2019 – Volume 26 Number 4

  • Giant bandicoot draws crowds in school holidays
  • Thanks to a long term friend
  • Meet Matt Henderson, horticulturalist

Naturelink SUMMER 19

Spring 2019 – Volume 26 Number 3

  • Gardens plant collection trip to Far North Queensland
  • Meet Charlotte Fletcher, Southern Brown Bandicoot Outreach Officer
  • Visit of Riverkeepers Andrew Kelley and John Forrester

Naturelink-SPRING-19 (PDF, 1.3MB)

Winter 2019 – Volume 26 Number 2

  • Re-planting the red sand garden
  • Meet Melanie Mantel, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Report on last summer’s wildflower adventure

Naturelink-Winter 19 (PDF, 884KB)

Autumn 2019 Volume 26 Number 1

  • South Gippsland tour
  • Discovery evening- Moonlit sanctuary
  • Historic first meeting record found

Naturelink-Autumn 19


Summer 2018 – Volume 25 Number 4

  • Bushland breakfast walk with Warren Worboys
  • Meet Tricia Stewart, Natural Areas Team Leader
  • Makeover planned for the Red Sand Garden

  SUMMER 2018 NATURELINK  (PDF, 991KB)

Spring 2018 – Volume 25 Number 3

  • Funding boost for Botanic Gardens announced
  • Friends Expo launched in Visitor’s Centre
  • Volunteer Gardening group (now FIGS) in action

SPRING 2018 NATURELINK (PDF, 1MB)


Winter 2018 – Volume 25 Number 2

  • Wildlife corridors workshop
  • “Silver princess” botanical art workshop planned
  • Book review: The hidden life of trees

WINTER 2018 NATURELINK (PDF, 1.4MB)

Autumn 2018 – Volume 25 Number 1

  • Water and water treatment discovery day
  • Australian Garden update
  • Spiranthes australis

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Summer 2017 – Volume 24 Number 4

  • New Year brunch with patron Angus Stewart
  • Australian Garden update
  • Friends annual luncheon

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Spring 2017 – Volume 24 Number 3

  • Monash Uni visit
  • Sensory garden workshop
  • Eucalyptus status

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Winter 2017 – Volume 24 Number 2

  • Whale watching cruise at Phillip Island
  • Inverloch dinosaur fossil tour
  • Growing Friends plant sale

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Autumn 2017 – Volume 24 Number 1

  • Smart friend receives OAM
  • Boabs and succulents
  • Friends luncheon with Elaine Canty
  • Kangaroo Paw Celebration

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Summer 2016 – Volume 23 Number 4

  • Australian textile exhibition
  • Microbats
  • South Africa tour report

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Spring 2016 – Volume 23 Number 3

  • Spring plant sale
  • Kangaroo Paw celebrations
  • Friends library now open!
  • Echidnas in the Gardens

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