Growing Friends Nursery Plant Sales - 2018

The Growing Friends' Nursery will be open for Plant Sales to Friends and their guests on the first Friday of the following months
Friday 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 below)
Members and their guests only - Join the Friends to qualify for member discount

Members receive 10% discount on all plants - Don’t forget membership cards and carry bags.

Growing Friends Location Map
(Adobe PDF File)

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

Historic Buildings in the RBG Melbourne - BOOKED OUT - Waiting List applies

Winter Members Only Insiders Walk with Volunteer Guide Ian Polmear

When: Monday 25 June at 10 am 
Refreshments will be served before the walk
Where: Gate Lodge, 100 Birdwood Avenue
Book online under What's On

Winter Insiders Walk 2 - Chocolate and Spice

Join us on this hugely popular walk and we will explore some of these tales and the plants that have added so much spice to our lives. We will start with a spiced hot chocolate at Mueller Hall and finish with spiced treats at Plant Craft Cottage. 

When: Tuesday 31 July 2018 at 10 am 
Refreshments will be served before and after the walk.
Where: Meet at Mueller Hall, National Herbarium
Cost: $20 Members Only - 
Numbers limited. Bookings essential
Book online under What's On

Spring Insiders Walk - Herbarium - 2 sessions

Members Only National Herbarium of Victoria Tours - Digital Access – Unlocking the Collection in the 21st Century


Day 1 - Tuesday 9 October: Meet for refreshments at 10 am. The walk begins at 10.20 am
Day 2 – Wednesday 10 October: Meet for refreshments at 10 am. The walk begins at 10.20 am
Where: Meet at Gate Lodge, 100 Birdwood Avenue
Cost: $20 Members Only 
Bookings essential ONLINE under What's On

Spring Insiders Walk - Tour of The Art of Botanical Illustration 2016 Botanic Art Exhibition

Members of the Botanical Illustrators’ Group will lead a visit to the 2018 Art of Botanical Illustration exhibition.
We will meet at Gate Lodge for morning tea and a brief introduction before walking over to the Domain House Gallery to view the exhibition.
When: Tuesday 23 October - 
Meet for refreshments at 10 am
Where: meet at Gate Lodge Birdwood Ave, South Yarra
Bookings essential - Book Online

New Members Welcome at TABI 2018

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! to new members - Join us at the Botanic Art Exhibition. The Friends extends a warm welcome to new members and recently-joined members to come to our ‘Introduction’ event. Invitations will be sent to all recently-joined Friends. If you have not yet attended one of these events you are very welcome, but please ring our office on 9650 6398 and an invitation will be sent to you.

When: Thursday 25 October
6 pm to 8 pm 
Refreshments will be served
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive

Image: Papaver somniferum, Vicki Philipson