Be part of the future of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria & the Herbarium
Support the important role plants play in our lives
Join the Friends and support the Gardens
Membership is open to all

School Holiday Fun at the Craft Cottage

Origami - School Holiday Craft Workshops - 4 Sessions

When: Thursday 5 July and Wednesday 11 July

Make Fun Cards for Kids - School Holiday Workshop - 2 Sessions

When: Thursday July 12  


Get Involved

  • Become a Member or give a gift membership to the Friends
  • Come to one of our exciting and informative events
  • Learn new skills at a class or workshop
  • Join an art, craft, photo or gardening group
  • Help out by sharing your time or skills with us
  • Make a Donation towards a Friends' project in the RBGV, Melbourne Gardens

Volunteer Opportunities are available immediately

Volunteer Opportunities
(Adobe PDF File)

Program of Creative Workshops for Winter and Spring 2018

The Friends have put together an exciting program of arts and craft workshops designed especially for you. They include Bookbinding, Origami, Basketry, Botanic Art and Painting workshops. School Holiday workshops are available also.
For more information and bookings look at the events under What's On or download our informative flyer below


Friends' Knitters' Group - all welcome

The Knitters’ Group welcomes new members, with the next meeting on Tuesday 19 June from 10.30am to 12.30pm. BYO 8-ply wool and 3.5 crochet hook/3.5 knitting needles. Cost is a gold coin donation (coffee and tea provided). Poppy making has been the current project with a view to knitting fruit and veggies over Winter. Come along with your suggestions for new projects as well.


Helping Hands Gardening

Photography Group