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New President for Friends

At the Cranbourne Friends Annual General Meeting on November 15, Erin Cosgriff was elected to the position of President. Erin, a plant lover who has been a member of the Friends since 2015 and a Friends committee member for one…

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Gardens open for visits-updated

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is now open for visits, with certain restrictions. The RBGV have announced a few changes for the safety of visitors and staff. Cranbourne Gardens is open daily, 9am to 5pm Closed: BBQs, drinking fountains Gardens Shop:…

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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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