Strategic Partners

Build unique, tailored partnerships with the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria that can be developed as a multi-year projects or one off collaborations centre around shared value both for our organisation and the needs of your business.

August 2021: Specsavers come on board as an Official Partner

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria welcomes Specsavers who have joined the Gardens as an Official Partner in supporting the major program Seeing the Invisible. Seeing the Invisible is an augmented reality contemporary art exhibition set to run at Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens for 12 months from September 2021 onwards. Seeing the Invisible is the most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date that will run across 12 botanic gardens in six countries featuring works from a dozen international artists. The Gardens are excited by the sponsorship of Specsavers and sees this as a great alignment further complimenting the unique experience of viewing the exhibition through a lens.

August 2021: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria builds on existing partnership with Interflora

The Gardens are delighted that existing sponsor Interflora have come on board in a greater capacity through the development of a custom-made RBGV Collection which features six sustainable, limited edition wildflower arrangements. This collection will be available through the Interflora website and 5% of the proceeds from each sale will contribute to the ongoing work of the Gardens. Explore the collection here

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is delighted to be part of the 2021 Yarra Trams Community Partnership Program.

The Program provides in-kind advertising annually to community organisations committed to creating a more sustainable Melbourne. As the largest, and one of the oldest, tram networks in the world – Yarra Trams plays a vital role in moving Melbourne Melbourne’s tram network is at the heart of our city and delivers 500,000 passenger trips a day. The Gardens as part of the program will be fully wrapping a tram for a period of 16 weeks that supports both the Gardens sustainability position and celebrating our 175th milestone year. The tram will appear on the network in February 2021 so keep an eye out for the super cool Gardens Inspired tram design.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria welcomes a new partnership with STIHL to support the work of Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria announces an innovative and creative partnership with leading outdoor power tool supplier STIHL. With a long embedded history in the outdoor power tool industry, STIHL is considered the world’s leading brand of chain saws and a market leader across this competitive sector. STIHL’s emphasis on product quality, driving innovation and constant market adaption creates a premium alignment that will support the work of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in maintaining world leading botanic gardens for the people of Victoria.

The partnership between The Gardens and STIHL will provide access to cutting edge tools and equipment to support the work of horticulture and arboriculture across Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens. In addition, this collaboration will enable the creation of innovative content that showcases and raises awareness of the unique and diverse work undertaken by the Garden’s highly specialised teams.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria partners with Regis Aged Care to promote the importance of nature for the wellbeing of Seniors.

Effective from October 2018 Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Regis Aged Care have formed a major partnership to promote the importance of nature for the wellbeing of senior Australians. The partnership will include nature focused activities for Regis residents both on-site at Regis facilities and at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s two gardens in Melbourne and Cranbourne.  In addition the partnership will develop a new Seniors Engagement Program open to all older Australians. Designed specifically for the older community, this program will provide unique experiences encompassing health, wellbeing and nature tailored to meet the needs of an older demographic.

The partnership was developed with consideration for Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s and Regis Aged Care’s desire to enhance health and wellbeing of seniors through immersion in nature.

The Incursion Experiences will be designed by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s Programming and Learning experts with the abilities of aged care residents in mind. They will initially be delivered at 16 of Regis’ 18 Regis Aged Care facilities across Melbourne.

The Excursion Experiences will be designed for home care, retirement village clients and aged care residents and will be delivered on site across Cranbourne and Melbourne Gardens. Adjustable to all levels of mobility, this program will encompass health, wellbeing, sensory workshops, indigenous activity and garden experiences.

The publicly accessible Seniors Engagement Program will mainly target older Australian clubs, so they can easily engage with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. It will be measured for community and societal benefit before being rolled out for the enjoyment of the general public from April 2019.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria welcomes its first strategic partner with UnionPay as an ‘official partner’.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has entered into partnership with UnionPay International for an initial 13 month period as the Gardens looks to engage more closely with its existing and new international Chinese visitors.

These visitors to the Gardens can access a variety of discounts across retail, tourism and food and beverage offerings when purchases are made with a UnionPay debit or credit card.

For more information on the offers please click here to view our brochure. A Chinese version of the brochure is available here.