Growing Friends' Plant Sales

Join the Growing Friends. 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 Friends hold plant sales, open to the public, twice a year in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens
  • These sales raise funds to support projects in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens
  • Members of the Friends enjoy a 10% discount on plant purchases so Join Now to benefit
  • Member-only Nursery plant sales are held approximately monthly

Growing Friends Super Spring Plant Sale in conjunction with Botanic & Rare Plant Fair

When:  Saturday 21 October 2017 10 am to 4 pm
             Sunday 22 October 2017 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Observatory Precinct, Melbourne Gardens
Cost:    $15 per person

Members receive 10% discount on all Friends' plants

Don’t forget membership cards and carry bags
Forty specialist plant and garden-ware stalls selling everything the discerning and budding plant hunter needs, this year’s event is bursting with big, fresh inspiring ideas! A curated program of talks, demonstrations and interactive debates with industry luminaries and gardening identities under the banner of ‘Towards 2050: Homo Sapiens vs Plants, Trees and Seeds’, promises to inform, entertain and provoke visitors with challenging ideas and fresh new concepts. Join us at this fantastic spring garden event that includes activities for junior gardeners and lively family fun, as well as practical and creative ideas about growing food, urban gardens, and nurturing our living planet.

Growing Friends Nursery Plant Sales - 2017

When: Friday 3 November, 15 December 2017
            8 am to 1 pm
Where: Growing Friends Nursery, next to the RBGVM 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.

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.
When:
 
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 RBGVM 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.

Growing Friends' Autumn 2018 Plant Sale 


When: 
Saturday 28 Spril 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday   29 April 10 am to 3 pm
Where: RBGV, Melbourne Gardens


Members of the Friends may visit the Nursery every Friday morning to look at the plants, check out what is being grown, and seek advice from the Growing Friends on plants and\or plant problems.

Join the Friends now to Support the Gardens and to enjoy Member Benefits

For a special gift for a gardening friend

Purchase a Friends' Plant Gift Voucher 
ONLINEShop or from the Friends' Office

Nursery Location Map
(Adobe PDF File)

Weather Policy

The Friends' Inclement Weather Policy states that outdoor events may be cancelled and the Nursery will not be open for sales if the temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees Celsius or above.​

Events or plant sales to be held within the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne will not be able to proceed if the Gardens are closed due to inclement weather or other reason. 
The Friends' Inclement Weather Policy states that outdoor events may be cancelled and the Nursery will not be open for sales if the temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees Celsius or above.​
Events or plant sales to be held within the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne will not be able to proceed if the Gardens are closed due to inclement weather or other reason. 

The Growing Friends

Sale Catalogues

Plant of the Month