About Us

  • Who we are: The Friends are a vibrant not-for-profit membership based organisation for people who love the Gardens and plants, and who want to support conservation and scientific research. 
  • What we do: We hold a large range of activities and events, helping to connect our Members and the wider community with the Gardens and plants, while raising funds to support projects in the Gardens.
  • What we support: The Friends have donated over $2.5 million towards projects in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and Herbarium. (see Grants Schedule right)
‘To be a Friend is reward in itself, but there are other benefits such as lectures, guided tours, special visits and events.’
David Churchill, Director and Government Botanist - first Friends' newsletter - No 1 July 1982.

Our mission

  • To develop the bond between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and the National Herbarium of Victoria and the people of Victoria
  • To conserve, protect and sponsor the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and the National Herbarium of Victoria
  • To support the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and the National Herbarium of Victoria financially
  • To foster the interest of members in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and the National Herbarium of Victoria, and in plants and flora generally 
 Be part of the future of the Gardens & the Herbarium
Help support the important role plants play in our lives
Join the Friends and
support the Gardens

Membership is open to all
Where to find us
(Adobe PDF File)
Grants Schedule
(Microsoft Excel Workbook)

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