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

Volunteer Opportunities are available immediately

Volunteer Opportunities
(Adobe PDF File)

What's Coming up with the Friends in Autumn

Come and hear two fantastic talks given by amazing RBGV Staff

New Zealand Study Tour with Kate Roud
When: 24 April
Oman and Europe with Dermot Malloy
When: 10 May
Autumn Insiders Walk
When: 23 May


Friends' Knitters' Group

The Knitters’ Group welcomes new members, with the next meeting on Tuesday 15 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm. BYO red 8-ply wool and 3.5 crochet hook/3.5 knitting needles. Cost is a gold coin donation (coffee and tea provided). Poppy making is the current project with a view to knitting fruit and veggies over Winter.

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. All workshops will be held at either Domain House or the Plant Craft Cottage.

For more information and bookings look at the events under What's On or download information below



Helping Hands Gardening

Photography Group