Friends' Craft Centre at the Plant Craft Cottage

  • Visit the Friends' Craft Cottage located in the Melbourne Gardens.
  • This group is just part of an exciting range of activities and events the Friends run for their members.
  • The Friends support the Botanic Gardens providing financial and volunteer support for projects and events.
  • Love the Gardens? Join the Friends! 

The Craft Cottage aims are:

  •  to promote traditional plant crafts

  •  foster interest in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne  Gardens 

  •  maintain the heritage-listed building known as the Craft Cottage

Workshops at the Cottage

Opening Times 2017:

Open:      Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm; and the third Sunday of each month 11 am to 4 pm

Closed:   Closed on Mondays, weekends (except for 3rd Sunday of each month) and all public holidays. 

Where:     In the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens just in from H Gate on Alexandra Ave (Melways map 2G, B11) (metered parking available in Alexandra Avenue)

Cost:        Free entry. Come along.

Christmas closing: Friday 15 December 2017 - Cottage re-opens Tuesday 9 January 2018

Sunday openings 2017:  

15 January 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

19 February 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

19 March 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

23 April 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

21 May 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

18 June 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

16 July 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

20 August 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

17 September 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

15 October 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

19 November 2017 - 11 am to 4 pm

How to find us
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Craft Group Meet Ups at the Cottage

Craft Groups at the Cottage
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Volunteer at the Cottage

Volunteer Application Form
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Adult Craft Workshops

Resource Centre & Library


School Holiday Workshops

Cottage History

Craft Group meet ups

Open Sundays