Become a member

Become a Foundation & Friends member and be a part of something special at the Gardens. Enjoy discounts, exclusive events, and the knowledge that you're part of a passionate community making a difference.

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Become a Foundation & Friends member and be part of a community that helps to protect the Botanic Gardens' unique plant life from an uncertain future.

Enjoy discounts, exclusive events and experiences, and the knowledge that you are part of a passionate community making a difference.

Your annual membership is your front-row access to the Botanic Gardens of Sydney. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, the Foundation is committed to building a thriving and connected community that supports the growth, sustainability and impact of the Gardens.

Your membership is invaluable and allows the Botanic Gardens to inspire the community and actively conserve our beautiful environment.

Choose from memberships for individuals, students, households, and clubs/associations.

Member benefits

  • Member experiences – at our talks, walks, lecture series, workshops, art classes, behind the scenes tours, exhibitions and garden-inspired trips.
  • Members-only volunteering and hands on experiences.
  • Members priority viewing of the new horticultural displays at The Calyx, accessing tickets to our seasonal events and the New Year’s Eve Picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
  • Members receive 20% discount on plant sales, grown from the Botanic Gardens Living Collection.
  • As a preferred accommodation partner of the Botanic Gardens of Sydney, InterContinental Sydney is pleased to offer members a 15% discount on the Best Flexible Rate for stays at the hotel. To redeem, visit this InterContinental Sydney members booking page, choose stay date, then click on “book now”. Subject to availability.

Types of membership

Standard annual memberships

All fees include GST.
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Concession membership rate is available for Commonwealth of Australia Pension card holders only. Senior’s cards are not accepted.



Student cards must be shown for student discounts. 



Two adult individuals plus their children (0-15 years) residing at the same address. Two cards issued under adult names. If you are 16 years and over, you need to purchase an individual membership. Household memberships can include children aged 0-15 years. 

Household Concession


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. 

Registered Clubs and Associations 


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. 


Waratah annual memberships

Waratah members are Botanic Gardens supporters who make an additional annual donation alongside their Foundation & Friends membership renewals each year.

Our Waratah community supports the critical scientific, horticultural and educational projects run by the Botanic Gardens of Sydney, sustaining the life of your Gardens and contributing to evolving plant science globally.

All fees include GST.
Bronze Waratah Foundation & Friends membership plus donation of $1,000 -$2,499
Silver WaratahFoundation & Friends membership plus donation of $2,500 -$4,999
Gold WaratahFoundation & Friends membership plus donation of $5,000+


Join, renew, or gift a membership 

  • Join or renew online. If you’re renewing, you’ll 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.
  • Join or renew by mail (PDF, 125Kb)
  • Call us on 02 9231 8182 (9 am — 3 pm, Monday to Thursday) 
  • Visit us at Cottage 6, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000 (9 am — 3 pm, Monday to Thursday) 
  • Visit us at the Growing Friends Plant Sales in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and Visitor Centres in the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.


We look forward to connecting with you throughout the year at our special Foundation & Friends events.

Terms and Conditions 

Your 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 (PDF, 136 KB)

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Become a member

Become a member of the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens for special access to our green spaces in Sydney, plus discounts, events and more.

Become a member online

Other ways you can support

Learn about how you can support the Botanic Gardens and help continue vital work in science, sustainability and horticulture.