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Membership

Friends help your Gardens grow!

Experience your magnificent Botanic Gardens throughout the year. Relish in their ever-changing beauty. Enjoy their tranquility. Delve into the history and heritage. 

Join Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Garden, a not-for-profit organisation that is devoted to supporting, protecting and enhancing the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Domain, the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

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As a Member of Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens your support becomes invaluable. It will allow your Gardens to protect its unique plant life from an uncertain future, inspire the community to invest in plant conservation and help combat the spread of disease, as well as enable scientists to continue their vital research in plant science to fight the threat of extinction.

Member Benefits
 

  • Members special experience - Meet experts at our talks, walks, lecture series, workshops, art classes, behind-the-scenes tours, exhibitions and garden inspired local and international trips.

  • Members only volunteering and hands-on experiences - Join one of our diverse volunteering programs in your Gardens. Our generous and passionate volunteers support from office assistance to catering, visitor engagement, propagating and selling plants, helping with our program of events... plus so much more!

  • Members come first when exploring the new horticultural displays in The Calyx, accessing tickets to our seasonal events and Sydney's BEST New Years Eve picnic "Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve Picnic" in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

  • Members save on over 100 special experiences, receive 20% discount on plants grown from your Gardens collection, and 10% discount at our shops, cafes, restaurants and accommodation.

  • Members receive a complimentary subscription to The Gardens magazine which is full of fascinating articles about new discoveries, updates on Garden projects and plans, information about upcoming exhibitions and tours and gardening tips you can try at home.

Waratah Membership

You can choose to upgrade to a Waratah Membership. Waratah Members make annual, tax-deductible donations with their membership, which support the important work of the Gardens.

With less than 50% of the Gardens’ funding coming from Government, Waratah Members and their donations, play a special role in sustaining the conservation, science, horticulture and education projects of the Gardens. To keep updated, Waratah Members receive exclusive invitations to special events and enjoy rare access to the people and places that make your Gardens unique.

Show your love for your Gardens by joining our community of Members and help support the important role plants play in human survival.

Together we can make a difference!

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Find out more about Foundation & Friends

Give the Gift of Membership

Give a gift of membership online: Apply today

Print and send: Application form

Phone call: Foundation & Friends Office on (02) 9231 8182. Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. 

In Person: Visit Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Cottage 6, Mrs Macqauries Road, Sydney NSW 2000. Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. 

You can also buy gift memberships at the Growing Friends Nursery in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and in the Visitor Centres in the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

Thank you for giving this amazing gift. Your support is much appreciated.

Membership Types

Type

Price

Individual

Standard - $65

Concession - $50

Student - $50

Household*

Standard - $82

Concession - $65

Registered Clubs & Associations**

Standard - $120

Waratah Membership

Gold: Membership plus $5,000+ donation
Silver: Membership plus $2,500 -$4,999 donation
Bronze: Membership plus $1,000 -$2,499 donation

* Two adult individuals plus their children (0-15 years) residing at the same address. Two cards issued under adult names.
** Three cards issued in the name of the registered club or association. One member of the club or association at any one time can use each card.

Please Note

A concession membership rate is available for Commonwealth of Australia Pension card holders only. Seniors cards are not accepted. Students must be currently studying. To receive a Household Concession Membership rate both adults must hold a valid Australian Pensioner card, or be current students. When applying pension numbers or student numbers and place of study will be requested. If you are 16 years and over you need to purchase an individual membership. Household memberships can include children aged 0-15 years.

How To Join

Join as a new Member online: Apply today

Print and send: Application form

Phone call: Foundation & Friends Office on (02) 9231 8182. Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. 

In person: Visit Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Cottage 6, Mrs Macqauries Road, Sydney NSW 2000. Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. 

You can also join at the Growing Friends Nursery in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and in the Visitor Centres in the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

We look forward to welcoming you as a new member!

Renew Your Membership

Renew your membership online: Apply today. You will need your membership number which is located on your renewal reminder or membership card. When entering your membership number online please include the letters and numbers without spaces. 

Print and send: Application form

Phone call: Foundation & Friends Office on (02) 9231 8182. Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

In person: Visit Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Cottage 6, Mrs Macqauries Road, Sydney NSW 2000. Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

You can also renew your membership at the Growing Friends Nursery in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and in the Visitor Centres at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

Thank you for continuing to support your Botanic Gardens.

Terms & Conditions

Foundation & Friends membership is only valid during the period up to and including the date of expiry on your membership card. Your membership card is not transferable and no refunds will be issued for membership. For further details please see Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens Constitution.

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