Our aims are two-fold:
- to provide interesting, enjoyable and educational activities for Friends, exploring aspects of natural history, such as plant and bird life
- to raise funds for projects undertaken at the RBG Cranbourne.
Check out some of our forthcoming activities and please do feel welcome to join us. Just complete the Booking form.
Expression of interest
Calling members who are or would like to be a ‘snapper’ a ‘serious photographer’ or somewhere in between to join the Friends In Focus group, to share skills and experiences. An engaging and fun way to learn about photography, and to practice and enhance photography skills in a friendly, social and non-judgemental environment.
Information about the activities group can be obtained from the Friends in Focus page.
Regular monthly activities
- 1st Monday - Herbarium Collectors - Nola Foster 9583 5731
- 1st and 3rd Wednesday - Botanical Illustrators (other than January) - Margaret Holloway m. 0438 985 382
- 2nd and 4th Wednesday during school term - Botanical Illustrators Class - Margaret Holloway m. 0438 985 382
- 2nd Sunday - Herbarium Collectors - Linda Moon 5996 9759
- 2nd Tuesday - Botanical Fabricators - Gwen Elliot 8774 2483
- Every Thursday - Growing Friends - Don Dower 9736 2309; Marjanne Rook 9769 7881
- On selected dates - Seed Collectors - Richenda Harrison 9885 2744; mobile 0438 852 744
ANNUAL ACTIVITIES CALENDAR for 2014
Note these activities in your 2014 diary now so that you do not miss out on attending any that you are interested in.
- 19 Saturday Phillip Johnson Lecture – AG Auditorium
- 21 Monday Discovery day—Science Works Museum: ‘Behind the scenes’
- 24 Thursday Pre-sale plant sale for members & staff
- 26 Saturday & 27 Sunday Growing Friends plant sale
- 3 Sunday Plant genus workshop—Grevilleas, Australian Garden Auditorium, RBGC
- 18 August Art and architecture in the garden when flowers are not enough! Lecture by Richard Turner
- 24 Sunday Lectures—‘Mistletoes’ with Peter Rogers & ‘Nutty about nuytsias’ with Warren Worboys
- All month Orchid botanical art in Australian Garden Visitor Centre Gallery
- 22 Monday Discovery morning—Future Garden in the Australian Garden
- Garden Visit Day Date to be confirmed
- 4 Saturday & 5 Sunday Healthy gardens & healthy gardeners weekend, Joint program with RBGC
- 8 Wednesday Discovery day—Beaconsfield
- 22 Wednesday Discovery day—RBGC bushland
- 23 Thursday Pre-sale plant sale for members & staff
- 25 Saturday & 26 Sunday Growing Friends plant sale
- 10 Monday Discovery half day—Dry River Bed in the Australian Garden
- 16 Sunday FRBGC AGM
- 18 Tuesday Discovery day—Wonthaggi region
- 23 Sunday – Insects & Plants Workshop – AG Auditorium
- 5 Friday – 7 Sunday Discovery tour—Marysville & Lake Mountain region
To book for any of the activities, just complete the Booking form