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 

Next General Meeting
GM, Tuesday 28 September 2021, 12 noon Lunchtime talk in the Noel Lothian Hall.
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.

Noel Lothian History


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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