Growing friends group

Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens

Become our friend

The Friends is a non-profit organisation with over 400 members who enjoy a programme of events and activities that support the Auckland Botanic Gardens. 

You don’t have to be a gardener to be a part of this great organisation, a desire to support the Gardens is all that is needed.

The Friends have various opportunities for members to meet both socially and in volunteering activities throughout the Gardens. They raise funds to support garden developments and stage great events including the Visiting Artist Programme and Sculpture in the Gardens. Learn more about Friends programmes here.

Keep an eye on the News section for Friends' announcements, articles and more.

Friends newsletters 

June 2019 newsletter

March 2019 newsletter 

December 2018 newsletter 

September 2018 newsletter

Become a Friend 

New members welcome! Find out how to join here.


Find out more about making a donation or bequest here.

Contact the Friends

If you have any queries about the Friends, please email or phone 021 122 7418.


Brenda Hart visiting artist - exhibition on now at Auckland Botanic Gardens Huakaiwaka visitor centre

For more information about the exhibition see our 'What's on' listing

For more information about Brenda Hart see our 'News' listing

If you are interested in the process of making jewelry you can view the two videos below plus come and see the works in the exhibition





Friends Garden Art - annual exhibition

In Memory of Banks and Solander

Free exhibition in Huakaiwaka visitor centre

For more information click here

13 July - 18 August 2019

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Phormium tenax - Jane Zimmerman