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.

Two gardeners stand amongst some daffodilsAll funds raised by the Friends go towards special projects in the Gardens.

Volunteer guides

The Friends are involved in a variety of activities including:

  • 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.