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Our Friends find membership extremely satisfying and personally rewarding, as we continue to support the conservation, educational and recreational work of the Gardens.

Friends benefits

As a member of the Friends, you are entitled to:

  • Fronds newsletter – 3 issues a year
  • Free parking pass: this presently allows untimed parking in the Gardens but, from 1 January 2015, will allow up to 3 hours free parking. Members engaged in Friends' volunteer activities will be issued with a special pass to allow unlimited parking during that time. Details of these special passes will be provided in the December issue of Fronds and on this website.
  • Advance notice of talks, field trips and social events
  • Relax in the Friends Lounge at the Gardens, open daily with free tea/coffee, reference books and lots of interesting reading
  • Advance bookings for some events
  • Discounts on some events
  • ANBG library membership – borrow books, serials, videos, and DVDs; use the computers and interactive CD-ROMs
  • Function facilities – special rates for functions at the ANBG
  • Botanical Bookshop – 10% discount on purchases over $10
  • Discount at the Gardens Café.

You also have the opportunity to join in our many activities.

Join the Growing Friends or our art and photography special-interest groups, assist with research projects, become a Guide, help with events, contribute to Fronds or on the Friends Council... and more.

You’ll find us an informal bunch of like-minded nature lovers!

Friends’ Lounge (Photo: Jill More)
Friends’ Lounge (Photo: Jill More)

Interested in joining?

Join up now by downloading and printing a copy of the membership brochure (PDF, 345 KB), filling in the application form and returning it to us. note that the membership brochure has not yet been updated to reflect the parking arrangements that come into effect on 1 January 2015 as outlined elsewhere on this webpage.

The brochure is also available from the Gardens Visitor Centre.

Please note that the membership brochure has not yet been updated to reflect new parking arrangements outlined on this webpage.

New members always get a warm welcome.
Invite a friend to join with you!

Know a keen nature lover?

A gift subscription will delight a special friend or family member - details are in the membership brochure (PDF, 345 KB).