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. The Friends raise funds to support Garden projects and run a number of events, groups, publications and meetings. Volunteers are always welcome!
Peruse the list of opportunities below and then fill out the volunteer application form at the Friends’ website or contact them on 8222 9367 for more information.
Visitor Information Centre
Assist with enquiries and provide a personal connection for those visiting Adelaide Botanic Garden by volunteering in the Visitor Information Centre. Training is held annually in October.
Trained Garden Guides take visitors on guided walks through Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens. Training takes place every second year.
Bring the beautiful and historic Santos Museum of Economic Botany to life, sharing the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions with visitors.
Help Wittunga Botanic Garden shine with this hands-on gardening group every Tuesday.
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.
Held on the third Thursday of each month, craft group is a pleasant, informal way to make friends while exploring your creativity.
Friends’ Tours and Activities
Friends’ Tours are organised to varied and interesting sites around Adelaide, including exceptional gardens, galleries and historic buildings.
This friendly, industrious group meets at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and propagates plants for sale to the public.
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.