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Friends of the Gardens

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Get involved!

Become a member of Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens - a group of volunteers passionate about the Gardens and its future. The Friends play an active role in the Gardens, including:

  • Organising children’s activities
  • Green Team garden maintenance volunteers
  • Nursery propagation group
  • Herbarium group
  • Volunteer guides
  • Craft group

The Friends' Centre, opened in 2009, is the hub for gardens information.  Community groups and botanical workshops are active in the centre, and visitors are welcome to drop in, chat to the volunteers and take home some great fact sheets, brochures and gifts.  The Centre is manned by the wonderful Friends volunteers, and is open from 10am to 2pm daily, with fresh organic coffee and teas served from 9am to 2pm.

For further information about guided walks, community planting days or joining the organisation, please visit The Friends website or phone 0449 561 674.  A fact sheet about our wonderful Friends and supporters is available here.

For further information on the amazing Gardens visit:

garden attractions plan your visit garden attractions plan your visit What's on friends of the gardens Garden's history fact sheets


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