RBG Support groups
Director's Circle donors are encouraged to become involved in future plans and developments at the RBG. Donations are unrestricted: a proportion is invested in the Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation Victoria to ensure the conservation and development of the Gardens for the enjoyment of future generations. The remainder is used at the Director's discretion for high priority projects such as biodiversity research, water conservation and plant collections.
Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Inc.
The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Inc. provides support for RBG Melbourne by offering the services of dedicated volunteers and providing financial contributions to selected projects. Many interesting activities are held for members and substantial funds are raised through the Growing Friends, Botanical Illustrators and other activities
For enquiries contact the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Inc: Gate Lodge, 100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3004. Telephone +61 3 9650 6398. Facsimile +61 3 9650 7723.
Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Inc.
The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Inc. supports RBG Cranbourne in many ways, including the funding of equipment and resources, assistance in events such as BushFest and the launch of Arbor Week. Horticultural and nature related public lectures are also held. The RBG Cranbourne Growing Friends raise substantial funds from the sale of native plants.
For enquiries contact the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne: Ms Helen Kennedy. c/o Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. 1000 Ballarto Road, Cranbourne Victoria Australia 3977. Telephone +61 3 5990 2200. Facsimile +61 3 5990 2250.
The Maud Gibson Trust
The Maud Gibson Trust is backed by more than 65 years of history, sustained endeavour and achievement. It brings people and plants together through its wide-ranging support of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Melbourne and Cranbourne and of scientific research that relates to Australia’s unique environment. It encourages experts who choose to work with our plants to broaden their knowledge and experience and promotes the finest botanical art and literature.
Without plants and a proper understanding of what they do to sustain and enhance life on our planet we are nothing. The Maud Gibson Trust recognises this and, through its encouragement and benefactions, works to bring this awareness to a wider public.
A short history of Maud Gibson and her Trust, together with a summary of projects supported at the Royal Botanic Gardens during 2006–11, is provided in the Five-year Report.
For further information or to make a donation, contact the Royal Botanic Gardens Development Branch on (03) 9252 2303, email@example.com, or the Manager, Philanthropy at the Trust Company (which administers the Maud Gibson Trust) on (03) 9665 0294, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plant Craft Cottage Group Inc.
The Plant Craft Cottage located at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne provides another opportunity to get involved with the Gardens.
The Royal Botanic Gardens has a large number of generous volunteers, donating their time and energy to help our Gardens grow. Visit the volunteering page on our website for more information.
Last updated 04 May 2012