Projects in the Gardens

  • The Friends have contributed over $2.5 million towards projects within the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Herbarium.
  • The next project will be the refurbishment of the Visitor Centre to be completed in July 2017.
  • Each year the Friends fund a Staff Scholarship and a Research Grant.

Some of the projects and initiatives supported include:

  •    $300,000 to build the new boardwalk in the Fern Gully enabling access by all
  •    $210,000 over 3 years - to the RBG's massive Working Wetlands Project reducing the Gardens dependence on potable water (part of the Friends'  Water Works, Water Wise Campaign)
  •    $70,000 - towards the Guilfoyle's Volcano Redevelopment Project
  •    over $450,000 to Water Works, Water Wise since 2002
  •    $20,000 per annum - The Friends' Helen McLellan Research Grant supporting important research with the National Herbarium of Victoria
  •    $10,000 per annum - The Friends' 25th Anniversary Annual Staff Scholarships to further their education and broaden their experience

... plus many more
To see all grants made to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, download the Grants List below

List of Grants to the RBG Melb
(Microsoft Excel Workbook)


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Botanic Art for the State Botanical Collection

$5,000 is donated every 2 years by the Friends to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to purchase Botanic Art at The Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibitions. Together with donations from the Director's Circle and the Library Fund a number of important works are purchased for the State Botanical Collection.