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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: since 1 January 2015, Friends' parking passes have allowed up to 3 hours free parking per day. Members engaged in Friends' volunteer activities are issued with a special pass to allow unlimited parking during that time. Other members may apply to the Friends for special day passes when they have a genuine reason to stay for longer than 3 hours.
  • 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 – 15% discount on venue hire of indoor and outdoor venues at the Gardens for personal non-commercial use by Friends members
  • Botanical Bookshop – 10% discount on purchases over $10
  • Discount at the Gardens Café - show your Friends' membership card for discount at Pollen Cafe
  • Discount at Jindii Eco Spa in the Botanic Gardens
  • Discount (5%) at Cool Country Natives plant nursery, Pialligo.

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, 427 KB), filling in the application form and returning it to us.

The brochure is also available from the Gardens Visitor Centre.

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, 427 KB).