The Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens have been supporting the Gardens since 1989. The Friends undertake activities and provide services that benefit the day-to-day functions of the Gardens.

All funds raised by the Friends go towards special projects in the Gardens.

The Friends are involved in a variety of activities including:

Volunteer guides

  • Daily walking tours of the Gardens starting from the Museum entrance. See tours for more information. 
  • Special interest tours or lectures each month. See events for more information.
  • Special tours for groups by arrangement.

Propagation group

Teams of volunteers work in the Friends' glasshouse propagating plants.

Join the Friends

Interested in joining the Friends and finding out about events? Volunteers are always welcome.