Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Foundation & Friends

Member benefits & special offers

In the Gardens

  • 10% discount on most items at the Botanic Gardens’ retail shops
  • Members are able to access the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan outside of normal opening hours (sunrise to sunset). Access is via a pedestrian gateway -cyclists, walkers and joggers are permitted. There is no car access outside normal opening hours (all year, 10 am-5 pm).
  • Discounts on venue hire at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney (excluding restaurants). Indoor venues: 20% discount. Outdoor venues: 15% discount
  • Plant Sale discounts - nursery quality plants grown and sold at the Growing Friends’ nursery at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Member savings of at least 20% on most stock
  • Three free plant identifications a year at the Identification Counter at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
  • Opportunities to join Helping Hands and help with hands-on horticultural tasks in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

Special events

  • New Year's Eve tickets - Exclusive member benefit to purchase tickets to the New Year’s Eve picnic on the Mare and Foal Lawn in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
  • Discounts for most Foundation & Friends’ activities, and other selected events in the three Gardens
  • Opportunities to join special-interest ecological and garden tours in Australia & overseas.

Exclusive parking 

  • Pre-purchase parking vouchers for metered spots on Mrs Macquaries Road when attending Foundation & Friends’ events.

Restaurants cafes & accommodation (exclusions may apply) 

  • 10% discount at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant (excluding public holidays), the Botanic Gardens Café and the Pavilion Restaurant, Royal Botanic Garden & Domain Sydney
  • 10% discount at Melaleuca House Cafe-Restaurant, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan (excludes private evening functions, special events or large groups)
  • 10% discount at Restaurant Tomah, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah (excludes private evening functions, special events or large groups)
  • 10% discount on accommodation at the Jungle Lodge. Situated on Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust land, you will enjoy after hours access to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. Click here for more information, email or phone 4567 3019
  • 10% discount on accommodation and breakfast at Tomah Mountain Lodge. See or call 4567 2111
  • 10% discount on accommodation and dining at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth which also applies for groups and events. See

Home & garden

  • 10% discount at Bromeliad Garden Nursery including plants, cut flowers, fertilisers, pots and books. Located at 24 Harrisons Lane, Glenorie. Open 6 am-3 pm weekdays & 10 am-2 pm Saturdays. Call 9652 1140
  • 10% off Curved Perennial Cradles when you buy 3 or more, from Margaret Cory Garden Designs, email or call 9953 4465
  • 10% discount on Le Pin Parasol products, including beautiful and practical French table linen. Order from Catherine on 9602 6305. See
  • 10% discount on Heaven in Earth products, including oilskin kneelers, iron finials, slate labels and paper potters.  See or call 4423 2041
  • PlantFile CD-ROM: the ultimate guide to plants - 25% discount on the standard version (2225 plant species) and 10% discount on the professional version (3000 species). See and email: or call 9924 0381. Now available the iPlantFile PRO APP - suitable for iPhone, iPod and iPad and is available on iTunes
  • 10% discount at Florilegium, the specialist horticultural and botanical bookshop, 65 Derwent Street, Glebe. Discount applies to everything except items already discounted. Email or call 9571 8222.


  • The Gardens magazine, quarterly publication packed with interesting articles on plants and gardens. Free for members.
  • Monthly e-newsletter (if we have your email address), which includes special offers and details of upcoming activities. Includes member only monthly special offers.

Short-term special offers

  • Special benefits and privileges are advertised in each issue of The Gardens
  • From time to time Foundation & Friends receives special monthly offers for members, such as free or discounted theatre tickets and film previews. Make sure we have your current email address so we can tell you about these!

Reciprocal benefits

  • Free entry to all areas of the National Botanic Gardens of Scotland. Show your valid Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens membership card.

Our members have the satisfaction of knowing that they are supporting the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust and helping to protect and develop the Botanic Gardens, with revenue raised through donations, membership fees and activities. To say ‘thank you’ we have compiled the above list of Member Benefits.

We hope that you enjoy these Special Offers!


Winter Cover 2015The Gardens quarterly

2015 Garden Design Series

The Jungle Lodge lounge and dining room

Helping Hands in the RBG
Working in the Botanic Gardens with our Helping Hands team

reading The Library, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

Mount Annan Restaurant
Australian Botanic Garden Restaurant

Members benefits
Members enjoy discounts at the Garden Shop