Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide Inc.

Celebrating over 40 years of support for the Gardens

The Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

is a volunteer organisation which supports the the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, comprising Adelaide, Mt Lofty, & Wittunga BGs.  New Members are always welcomed.


Founded in November 1977 by the late Dr Colin Robjohns, the Friends have made a number of  significant contributions to the Gardens and provide a range of activities & events.

Become a Friend

Join a vibrant organisation with over 800 members, who share a love of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, and raise funds to support projects in the Gardens. As a Member your support for the Gardens becomes invaluable.   Download Membership Form 

General Meeting
General Meetings are held 4 times a year, 1st Tuesday in February, May & August. The AGM is held on the second Tuesday of November each year.
Benefits to Members
  • Being a Friend of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide is being part of a Community of people of similar minds who enjoy a love of Gardens, Plants, Conservation and appreciate the value of Botanic Gardens to the Community as a whole.

  • Friends come together to enjoy any number of activities such as a Botanical Art Group, a Book Club, becoming a Garden Guide, being part of a Growing Group or playing Mahjong.

  • Members enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, exhibitions and garden inspired local, national & international tours.

  • Members only volunteering and hands-on experiences.

  • Other benefits may include discounts at a number of retail outlets, four issues of the Friends' Quarterly full-colour, glossy Gazette.

  • Quarterly meetings with expert, specialist speakers on garden and plant-related topics and much more.

  • The Friends Newsletter keeps Friends up-to-date between Gazettes.

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Becoming a Friend is easy - contact us for more information.

The Friends produce a FBGABirdBrochure

which is also available in the Visitor Information Centre & North Lodge

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