Friends of Melbourne

The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne provides support for Royal Botanic Gardens 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 IllustratorsPlant Craft Cottage and other activities.

Take Botanical Art classes on site at the Gardens, attend workshops, lectures and behind the scenes events, or Volunteer with the Friends.

Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Inc.

A: Gate Lodge, Observatory Gate (opposite the Shrine)
100 Birdwood Avenue
Melbourne VIC 3004

T: (03) 9650 6398
F: (03) 9650 7723



Private viewing of the amazing Titan Arum in flower

The Royal Botanic Gardens have kindly arranged a special FRBGM member only private viewing of the Titan Arum which will be flowering this weekend.  There is no charge for this special visit.

This a FREE members’ privilege and given that the RBG have most generously offered this special viewing, please consider making a donation to support the Gardens at the time of booking.

Bookings are essential and will be strictly limited.  Members will only be admitted with a valid membership card – no card – no entry!  This means that anyone else who would like to attend will need to join the Friends.

Date: Saturday 14 March
Time: 2 Sessions at 6 pm and 6.30 pm

Date: Sunday 15 March
Time: 2 Sessions at 6 pm and 6.30 pm

Online bookings are preferred and should be made no later than 3 pm on Friday 13 March at or email