Friends Activities

Become a Friend and help with the establishment of the Botanic Gardens, a legacy for future generations. Friends will have a wide range of skills or interests – perhaps an interest in gardening, horticultural, botanical pursuits, financial skills, computing skills, administration skills, or fund raising. Join the Friends now and be a part of this exciting new project which will bring together a wide range of supporters who care about the community, its health and well being, care about the environment, are willing to assist and share a common vision for the future.

Click here to join as a Friend today

Plant Growers Group

The plant growers group propagates and grows on plants for sale for the botanic gardens throughout the year. The main plant sale is held in conjunction with the Autumn Open garden weekend in April when a pop up nursery is set up featuring many rare and unusual plants. Each year the plant growers group provide 3,000 to 4,000 plants for this weekend, raising much needed funds for the gardens.

From February to April the plant growers group meets on site on the first Tuesday of the month following the working bee. From May to December the Plant Growers Group meet as advised in the newsletter.

For further information contact Di Grant, Coordinator of the Plant Growers Group

Working Bees

Become a volunteer and help us create a garden legacy for future generations. Help is needed with general gardening and in the nursery which helps provide much needed funds for the development of the gardens.

Weekly emails keep you up to date with activities for the working bees. If you would like to volunteer just come along during one of the sessions and we will make you feel welcome. Please wear appropriate clothing, including sun protection and closed in shoes.

Working bees are held every Tuesday, 9am to 11am December to February and 10am – 12noon March to November.



From time to time we take photos of our activities which may include images of our friends and visitors. We like to use these photos on our web site and elsewhere as publicity, but obviously it would be impracticable to obtain releases from every individual who may appear in a photo. However if you would prefer not to appear in any photo published in this way, just let us know.