Become a Friend

New members welcome! The Friends have a range of membership options for individuals, groups and organisations. Membership gives you access to exclusive benefits along with social and volunteer opportunities that support the Auckland Botanic Gardens, including:

  • Free quarterly magazine with member news, Auckland Botanic Gardens updates, articles and more
  • Garden tours in Spring and Autumn
  • Friends painting group and exhibitions
  • Growing Friends, Wiri Rambler and Horticultural Library volunteer groups
  • Sculpture in the Gardens and Visiting Artist Programme
  • Member functions such as our annual Soup Day and more.

Membership fees range between $10 - $25 per year.

To join the Friends, please complete our application form and email to

Contact the Friends

If you have further queries, please email us at or phone 021 122 7418.