Growing Friends Cranbourne

The Growing Friends propagate a great variety Australian native plants that have been sourced from the Gardens. The plants are grown from cuttings and seed, mostly supplied by the Gardens gardening staff.
Plants are used for educational purposes and for raising funds for selected projects at the Gardens:
  • Plants are grown as ‘give-aways’ for school students visiting the Gardens (organised by the Gardens’ Education Service).
  • Regular plant sales are held at the Nursery throughout the year with special days for Friends and staff, and separate days for the general public.
  • The City of Casey purchases plants from the Growing Friends for their ‘Green Web’ revegetation program in the Casey and Cardinia areas and as ‘give-aways’ for Arbor Week.
Working together, as well as having morning tea and lunch together, in a natural open-air setting accompanied by the sounds of local birds, is a very enjoyable and healthy activity.

When we meet

The Growing Friends meet every Thursday at our nursery, in the Gardens’ depot, from 9.30am - 2pm. All are welcome.

Plant sales

The Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale will be held on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March 2016, 10am to 4pm, at Cranbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. View the Autumn Sale poster (pdf - 224 kB). The Autumn Plantlist is currently available for viewing. List of plants for sale will be updated 1 week before sale. Refer to Plant-List link as a guide to what may be available. We will have some new plants of which Anigozanthos ‘Triple Treat’, Brachychiton rupestris, Clematis gentianoides, Grevillea ‘Apricot Glow’ are just a few. Also there will be a variety of Leptospermum and Acacia. Members Only Days every Thursday at the Nursery Because Members can come to our nursery on any Thursday, we no longer have a special plant sale day for members. However, as we move the plants and benches out to the plant sale venue on Thursday 17 March, please do not come on that Thursday, but you can come on Wednesday 16 March instead. 15% discount for all members. Cash or cheque only. Special orders Any wishes? Perhaps you have seen a plant in the Gardens … or would like multiple plants for a large area … then please contact the Growing Friends by email or phone with your request and we shall endeavour to grow them (or we may even have them in stock).

For enquiries, contact:

Marjanne Rook T: (03) 9769 7881 E: Don Dower T: (03) 9736 2309 E: