Sixteen trainee Volunteer Guides recently completed an intensive 5 week training program and are now in the process of practising their new skillls. You may see them studying plants in the Gardens or accompanied on practice walks by mentors from among the Volunteer Guides. On completion of the assessment process they will be ready to share their new skills with visitors, leading walks or driving Flora Explorer, the electric bus provided by the Friends.
Helping the Gardens Grow
We are a diverse group of people who love and support our beautiful Gardens – the world’s largest collection of Australian native plants. We have an extensive program of talks, visits and social events. There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet, learn, grow and enjoy the riches of this very special place. This website will help you find events that most interest you.
We were formed in 1990 as a community support group for the Gardens. Since then we have raised and spent around $¾ million on projects in the Gardens and now have 1700 members. And we support the Gardens in many other ways, such as leading guided walks to show visitors the wonders of the Gardens, and hands-on support of research programs.