Plant Labels Project at Cranbourne Gardens

The Cranbourne Friends Committee is seeking your help to directly support what Cranbourne Gardens needs most.

The Australian Garden needs improved, more comprehensive plant labels.

Plant labels are vital to the curation of the Garden’s plant collections and are an important part of all Botanic Gardens. Just like in a museum, the plant label tells the visitor what they are looking at and sets them on a journey of learning more about our fascinating plants.

Funds raised for the project will allow for a design template to be created that integrates seamlessly with the living collections database. After staff training and deployment, this will allow the horticulturalists to produce plant label for their collections as needed, streamlining the current process and greatly improving the plant labelling across the Australian Garden.

The new template and process will ensure that accurate and up-to-date plant labelling can be displayed in the Gardens as it evolves and changes. Visitors, staff and volunteers rely on this information to fully appreciate and engage with the stunning flora at Cranbourne Gardens.

We are excited to launch the Plant Label project, and aim to raise $25,000 for its first phase, with an initial production of 500 labels across all Australian Garden precincts.

If you would like to support this project you can make a tax-deductible donation through the dedicated Cranbourne Gardens Plant Label Project page on the RBGV website here.

Any donation will be appreciated, and the Friends will ensure that any top-up funding to undertake this project is prioritised.

Donate to the Plant Labels Project