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 Spring Plant Sale will be held on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October, 10am to 4pm, at Cranbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. View the Spring Sale poster (224 kB).

The Spring Plantlist is currently available for viewing.  

15% discount for all members. Cash or cheque only.

Members Only Days every Thursday at the Nursery (except Thursday 22 October) from 10am to 2pm. 

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


Don Dower

T: (03) 9736 2309