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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

Photo Group Walk

When:       Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 11 am
Where:      Meet at the Rose Pavilion. After the walk, taking lots of inspiring photographs, we will collect at Terrace tearooms for a chat and refreshments.

Subject:    Photo Walk - Back Lit Subjects

The Shrine Reserve - Illustrated Talk 

Today the Shrine Reserve is Melbourne’s most prominent memorial landscape. Illustrated talk with Mary Ward, President of the Friends and Guide for the Shrine.
Join us to discover how the architects’ vision of this area as a place of pilgrimage has developed over the past 90 years.
When: Thursday 8 March at 6 pm
Where: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Birdwood Ave

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