Welcome to The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Our mission:

  • To develop the bond between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and the National Herbarium of Victoria and the people of Victoria
  • To conserve, protect and sponsor the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and the National Herbarium of Victoria
  • To support the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and the National Herbarium of Victoria financially
  • To foster the interest of members in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and the National Herbarium of Victoria, and in plants and flora generally 

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Circle – Jeannie Baker Exhibition

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, in partnership with the Melbourne Friends, are hosting an exhibition of the astounding artwork featured in Circle. 
Image: © 2016 Jeannie Baker. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Australia.

When: Exhibition: Thursday 16 March to Sunday 14 May 2017 10 am to 3 pm
Wednesday to Sunday (Closed public holidays)
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne Gardens
Cost: Entry is by gold coin donation
Bookings / Enquiries: T 03 9252 2358
E edserv@rbg.vic.gov.au

For other special events at the exhibition go the the What's On section on this website

We are seeking volunteers to welcome and engage visitors at the exhibition. The Friends have offered to assist the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria staff this long running exhibition with volunteers, so we need lots of help. For more details click here. We will be offering these volunteers a special training session with the artist on Thursday 16 March 2 pm – 3.30 pm at Domain House.

The Growing Friends’ Super Autumn Plant Sale 2017

When: Saturday 29 April 10 am to 4 pm
           Sunday 30 April 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Inside Gate E, Melbourne Gardens

reFraming Nature Exhibition 2017


Blue Cicada by Liene Drulle

When:
14 to 29 October 2017 - 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Domain House Gallery, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
for more information and artist's pack >>