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The Friends become involved in and support projects that add to the value and attractiveness of the Gardens.

Recently, the Friends have:

  • Supported the Canterbury Horticultural Society to procure the Kiosk as a venue for horticultural groups’ events and activities.

Provided volunteers to:

  • Assist with school holiday programmes.
  • Help with garden maintenance.
  • Meet and greet visitors to the Gardens and answer questions at the Kiosk.
We have also sponsored:
  • A biodiversity/entomological survey of the Botanic Gardens.
  • Information panels on Garden biodiversity.
  • A Scholarship for a Gardens employee to gain nursery qualifications.
  • Grants for curators to attend conferences.
  • garden guides to attend the Australasian Guides Conference in Australia.
We also offer Gardens staff a biannual study/financial grant, which benefits the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.