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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Learn Botanic Art with the Friends


Image - Camellia by Helen Burrows (cropped)

New Photography Group


Attention all photographer Friends, and those who would like to join in. It has been suggested that the Friends start a photography group. 
Would you be interested in another course next year? 
Would you be interested in becoming a member of a group dedicated to photography?
Is there anyone who would be interested in becoming Convener of such a group?

It is likely that the photography activities would be restricted to the RBGV Gardens, the people associated with them, the buildings, birds and other animals that might be encountered in the Gardens, and to photography as part of a Friends’ Event.

Other suggestions include a possible structured calendar of meetings which would include a guest speaker/tutor who might wander through the gardens with members suggesting how to photograph subjects. The Friends might run a photography exhibition similar to those the Illustrators’ group produces.

The proposal is exciting, especially as members of all ages could take part, because there is not a busy schedule of meetings attached to it, and the photographs could be taken in your own time if necessary. Please register your interest with Volunteer Convener Jacqui Hawkins at jandjhawkins2015@gmail.com.

Photo of Hellebore by Edward Brentnall