Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

The Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide are a vibrant organisation whose members share a love of Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens and Botanic Park.

The Friends raise funds to support Garden projects and run a number of events, groups, publications and meetings for its members throughout the year.

Friends members who volunteer offer a range of valuable services to the Gardens and their visitors, including daily guided walks, self-guided trail sheets, plant sales at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Visitor Information Centre staffing and more.

Thinking about volunteering? See the opportunities available here or get in touch with the friends here.

Some of the activities on offer for Friends Members include:

Botanical Art Group

Art sessions are held in Adelaide Botanic Garden’s Goodman Building on Saturday afternoons, while workshops occur throughout the year. Exhibitions are also held from time to time in North Lodge.

Botanical Photography Group

Photography sessions are held in Adelaide Botanic Garden’s Goodman Building on the second Thursday and the fourth Friday of each month from 10.00am - 12.00. While workshops occur throughout the year, exhibitions are also held from time to time in North Lodge.

Friends’ Tours and Activities

Tours are organised for Friends members to varied and interesting sites around Adelaide, including exceptional gardens, galleries and historic buildings.

Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide Gazette

The Gazette is published four times a year - submit an article or get involved with its production and release


You can learn more about the Friends' work by visiting its website.

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Goodman Building restoration works wins industry award

18 July 2023

Have you ever driven past the beautiful heritage-listed Goodman Building when passing the Garden on Hackney Road? Did you know this building was formerly the base for the Municipal Tramways Trust but now serves as the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium administration building.