The Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens have supported the Gardens since 1989.
The Friends undertake activities and provide services that benefit the day-to-day functions of the Botanic Gardens. All funds raised by the Friends go towards special projects in the Gardens.
The Friends are involved in a variety of activities including:
Volunteers from the Friends and the Canterbury Horticultural Society will be available to share their knowledge about gardening, horticulture and botany with the public, starting from 6 December 2017.
Catch them at the Old Information Centre every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm.
Teams of volunteers work in the Friends' glasshouse propagating plants.
The Friends have volunteered at numerous Botanic Gardens events over the years, such as Kidsfest, The Backyard Mistletoe Project, Wild Eyes Mission HQ and many more. Their continued support has been crucial to the success of our many educational and conservation events.
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