Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Foundation & Friends




Buy our merchandise

Choose from the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens’ unique range of branded merchandise. You can order any of these items by downloading our merchandise sales form, emailing us, or ringing 02 9231 8182 during business hours.

Native Plants Mixed Pack

These beautiful images, captured by our own Gardens in Focus head judge Chris Jones, were taken in the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan and offer a rare perspective on these flowers.

This pack includes two designs. The delicate flower of the wallum (Banksia aemula). The second features the cliff net bush (Calothamnus rupestris), a native of Western Australia. Proceeds from the sale of these cards go to support the work of Foundation & Friends.

This pack of ten blank cards is available for $18 including postage and handling.  Fill in the merchandise sales form or email foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au, phone (02) 9231 8182 or fax (02) 9241 3064. Or you can buy them from the Foundation & Friends office for only $15. 


Banksia aemula by Chris L Jones  Calothamnus rupestris by Chris L Jones

Red Collection Mixed Card Pack

These stunning watercolour paintings were originally part of a mixed pack that sold out. Continuing our 'native' theme above we have reprinted a small run of these as blank cards that can have a variety of uses. 

This pack of ten blank cards is available for $18 including postage. Fill in the merchandise sales form, or email foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au, phone (02) 9231 8182 or fax (02) 9241 3064. Or you can buy them from the Foundation & Friends office for only $15.

Gymea Lily watercolour painting by Deirdre Bean  Eucalyptus macrocarpa watercolour painting by Sarah Kelsey  

30th Anniversary Limited Edition Charlotte Thodey Print - From Small Things Big Things Grow

Celebrate 30 years of the Foundation & Friends with a limited edition Charlotte Thodey print. Each one is personally signed and comes with your very own souvenir card telling the story of our seed collections.

The painting’s seed boxes were made for the Gardens as early as the 1890’s. Joseph Henry Maiden (Director 1896-1924) had these made specifically to show seeds for display in the Museum but also to store in the Herbarium.

The painting symbolises the Gardens’ first seed collections, links to our current seed collecting and looks forward towards a new era of plant conservation at PlantBank, our soon-to-be-built plant conservation centre. It reminds us how from small things big things grow.

Mounted limited edition print $150 inc GST
(Plus $15 postage & handling, unless picked up from the Foundation & Friends Cottage)
Mounted print size 40 x 42.5 cm (actual print size 23 x 27 cm)

Order online or call the Foundation & Friends office on 9231 8182 and place an order. 

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Friends' A5 Notebooks

Always scribbling on scrappy bits of paper? No more! Our stylish, new, leather-look notebooks in beautiful shades of avocado green and tiffany blue are great for keeping all those notes, lists and thoughts in a neat and orderly place.

These delightful hard-cover journals are filled with lined pages in a delicate shade of ivory and include a clever pocket at the back to make sure all those receipts, tickets and keepsakes are kept secure.  Produced in a handy A5 size they feature a practical elastic closure with our logo elegantly embossed on the front cover.

To purchase your notebooks fill in the merchandise sales form, or email foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au, phone (02) 9231 8182 or fax (02) 9241 3064. Or you can buy them from the Foundation & Friends office for only $12.

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Correa reflexa

The 2010 Friends of the Botanic Gardens’ Christmas card features Correa reflexa. It has been reproduced from a watercolour by Kate Nolan, who has been a natural history illustrator since 1993 and is completely addicted to the challenge of achieving both art and accuracy in every painting. Kate chose to paint this correa because ‘It struck me as a pretty and quintessentially Australian plant and also a great challenge for an artist: how do you make an elegant artwork out of such a shrubby little plant? I decided you just have to fill the entire page with it!’

The Correa Card comes in a pack of 10 blank cards, for just $18 per pack (including postage and handling). Fill in the merchandise sales form  and email to us, or collect from the Friends' Office for $15 per pack.

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'Blue Collection' Cards

Inspired by the clear blue flowers of the Himalayan Poppy, which was the signature image for Botanica 2010, we released a range of merchandise. This stunning mixed pack of 10 cards has five cards of the watercolour painting of Meconopsis horridula, by Tricia Oktober, and five cards featuring the luscious painting  of Iris 'Black Taffeta', by Barbara Duckworth. 

The Botanic Gardens 'Blue Collection' Cards are available in packs of 10 for just $13 including postage by filling in the merchandise sales form or you can pick them up directly from the Foundation & Friends Office in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and get a special rate of only $10 per pack!

POPPY   Iris 'Black Taffeta' by Barbara Duckworth 

Charlotte Thodey Postcard Pack No. 2

Charlotte Thodey is a well known artist who paints fruit and vegetables using acrylic paints. She has been teaching art classes for Foundation & Friends for a number of years now and her classes almost always sell out.

Her first postcard pack sold out and she has produced a second collection using the images from her very sucessful exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden in 2010. Each pack includes ten postcards perfect for that personal note or thankyou and six gift cards. This collection is available for $20 including postage and handling by filling in the merchandise sales form and emailing it to us, or you can purchase this pack from the Foundation & Friends' office in the Royal Botanic Garden for $18.

Images from the collection