Friends' Special Member Events

Growing Friends Nursery Plant Sales - 2018

The Growing Friends' Nursery will be open for Plant Sales to Friends' members on the first Friday of each month (except when it clashes with the main sales' months.
Friday 2 February, 2 March, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 7 September, 2 November, 7 December 2018 - 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Growing Friends Nursery, next to the RBGV, Melbourne Gardens works yard, enter via Gate E (downloadable map right)
Members only - Join the Friends to come along

Members receive 10% discount on all plants

Don’t forget membership cards and carry bags.

Join Members only Photo Group

Join our photography group. 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 aims of the group are -
-  To enrich the Friends through photography in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens
-  Fellowship
-  Improve member’s photographic techniques

To join the Friends Photo Group you need to be a member of the Friends so Join Us now to get involved
For more information:
John Harrison, Photography Group Convener
04 0709 8887 or

Summer Insiders Walk

An evening bird walk with David Plant 

This will be an evening bird walk with specialist David Plant, who has been documenting the birds in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens for many years. 

The walk is a serene and gentle time to glimpse the colourful, noisy, small and large birds that inhabit our botanic garden landscape and it is a chance to discover some of their discreet and concealed hideaways.
Throughout the walk we can enjoy the picturesque landscape designed by Guilfoyle of expansive lawns, calm lakes and distant views in one of the world’s finest botanic gardens.
When:Tuesday 20 February 2018 at 6 pm
Where: Meet at Gate Lodge for refreshments before the walk.
Bookings essential
Book online under What's On
Bookings close 17 February

Growing Friends Location Map
(Adobe PDF File)