The Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens have supported the Gardens since 1989.

Two gardeners stand amongst some daffodilsThe Friends undertake activities and provide services that benefit the day-to-day functions of the Botanic Gardens. All funds raised by the Friends go towards special projects in the Gardens.

Volunteer guides

The Friends are involved in a variety of activities including:

Horticultural and Conservation Hub

Volunteers from the Friends and the Canterbury Horticultural Society will be available to share their knowledge about gardening, horticulture and botany with the public, starting from 6 December 2017.

Catch them at the Old Information Centre every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm.

Mission HQ volunteers

Propagation group

Teams of volunteers work in the Friends' glasshouse propagating plants.

Special events

The Friends have volunteered at numerous Botanic Gardens events over the years, such as Kidsfest, The Backyard Mistletoe Project, Wild Eyes Mission HQ and many more. Their continued support has been crucial to the success of our many educational and conservation events.

Find out more about Friends of the Botanic Gardens(external link)