North Lodge

North Lodge

North Lodge is the "Home of the Friends".

A heritage listed building by the Friends' Gate off Plane Tree Drive in the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Built in 1866 as the Foreman's Cottage.

it was the Friends' Shop from 1985 until 2006.

From 2006 North Lodge has become the hub for Friends' activities and an initial point of contact for the public entering the Garden via the Friends Gate.

Friends aim to have North Lodge open

11am - 2pm,

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.

We are always looking for volunteers to keep North Lodge open.

If you can assist, please contact the Friends Office, 08 8222 9367.

Activities and Resources

  •  Welcoming initial contact for the public

  • Place for Friends' members and Sub Groups to meet

  • Friends' Book Collection

  • History display "Who lived in the Lodge"

  • Frequent small exhibitions

  • Seasonal Displays

  • Mah Jong every Monday 10am - 1 pm

  • ​Book Clubs first and third Mondays 1:30pm to 3pm

  • Friends' merchandise for sale

Ideas for other activities are always welcome.

Please contact the Friends Office

New Hours North Lodge 2021

North Lodge will be open
from 11am to 2pm


Saturdays & Sundays

(& Tuesdays starting

November 2021)

North Lodge Program

Helena Jenkinson

Convenor North Lodge


Volunteering In North Lodge

New volunteers are always welcome.

Duties include greeting visitors & promoting the work of the Friends in North Lodge. 

Shifts are 11am - 2.00pm (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Contact Stephanie in  the Friends Office Tel:  08 8222 9367


Groups in North Lodge


Busy Hands - Crafty Goods

Come to North Lodge to help produce

crafty goods for North Lodge and for yourself.

Bring you own, knitting, crocheting,

embroidery and any other crafty things

that you may be interested in.


Friends Little Library - Book Swap

Bring a book and then swap a book at North Lodge.

Have you read a good book lately and would like to swap it for another?


Exhibitions in North Lodge

Woodturning Exhibitions - TBA


Winter Games

in North Lodge, Plane Tree Drive


Bridge, Card Games, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit,

Scrabble, Mah Jong etc


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