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

Get Involved

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

What's On over Summer with the Friends

Specialist Botanic Art Workshops

The Friends will be holding 4 specialist Botanic Art workshops over January ranging from painting leaves, small flowers, ephemera to preparation for an exhibition. For full details please look at our specialist workshops page.

Climate Change and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Want to find out more about how the RBGV will be adapting to Climate Change? The RBGV have developed a Landscape Succession Strategy, Melbourne Gardens 2016-2036. Want to hear more...
When: Wednesday 14 February 2018, 1 pm - 1.50 pm
Where: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, RBGV, Melbourne Gardens
Cost: FREE
Enquiries: 03 9252 2429

Photo Group Meeting

When:       Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 10.30 start - earlier than normal! 
Where:      Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
Subject:    Back lit photography and fill flash, Flickr upload tutorial

KNITTERS !!! - Join the new Knitters' Group

When: Tuesday 6 and/or Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 10.30 am  - 12.30 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV, Melbourne Gardens, near H Gate


Pot Pourri Workshop

When: Saturday 24 March 2018 - 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV, Melbourne Gardens, near H Gate


Helping Hands Gardening

Photography Group