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

March 2024 newsletter

December 2023 newsletter

September 2023 newsletter

June 2023 newsletter

Become a Friend 

New members welcome! Find out more about membership benefits and 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.