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Friends' projects in the Gardens

  • The Friends have contributed over $2.7 million towards projects within the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and the National Herbarium of Victoria. 
  • The latest project is towards the renovation of the Fern Gully Rest House ($75,000) and the creation of a Sensory Garden adjacent to the Fern Gully ($36,000 so far out of a total $200,000 committed)
  • Read more about Friends' projects...
  • Read more about the Herbarium...
  • Each year the Friends fund Staff Scholarships for RBGV staff ($10,000)
  • Each year the Friends fund a Research Grant to scientists in the Herbarium ($20,000)
Your donation helps The Friends to continue with their support of projects in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Donate online now or follow one of our other easy ways to donate.
Donation Form
(Adobe PDF File)
Schedule of Grants for projects
(Microsoft Excel Workbook)

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Phone the Friends' office to arrange a donation on (03) 9650 6398 

Melbourne Trust Fund 2019 Annual Appeal

Please support the 2019 Annual Appeal by donating to the Friends’ Trust Fund, which has tax deductibility status as a Public Ancillary Fund. Income from the Trust Fund is used to support the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens, and the National Herbarium of Victoria.

  • The Staff Scholarship Scheme, established in 2007, has been a very exciting element of the Friends’ support for the Gardens and the Herbarium, with over 26 scholarships awarded.

  • Your donation will assist the Friends to increase the support given for large and small projects in the future.

  • Our current project is the refurbishment of the Visitors’ Centre at Observatory Gate. 

  • Past projects include the Fern Gully Boardwalk, the Helen McLellan Research Grant and the purchase of artwork for the State Botanical Collection from the Friends’ The Art of Botanical Illustration exhibition.

Gift Memberships

Give the gift of a membership to the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. A gift that lasts all year.  Perfect for birthdays, Mother's or Father's Day, Christmas or a special thank you.

Make a Bequest

If the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne have been a part of your life, then you can be a part of their future. By leaving a gift in your Will to the Friends' Trust Fund you help us to continue our support of projects in the Gardens, including staff development and research.

For more information please contact the Friends' office on (03) 9650 6398 and ask to speak to someone about bequests