Become a member

Become a Foundation & Friends member and be 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, Foundation & Friends 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, lectures 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 horticultural displays at The Calyx, accessing tickets to our seasonal events and the New Year’s Eve Picnic at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
  • Members receive a 20% discount on plant sales, grown from the Botanic Gardens' Living Collection.
  • Discounted tickets to events at the three Gardens. 


Types of memberships

Standard annual memberships

All fees include GST.
TypeAnnual priceEligibility
Concession$70Concession membership rate is available for recipients of an Australian Government pension. Senior’s cards are not accepted.
Student$70Concession rate is available for students who are studying in Australia.
Household$110Two 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$90To receive a Household Concession Membership rate both adults must be in receipt of an Australian Government pension within Australia.
Registered Clubs and Associations $165Three 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 membership

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

Our Waratah community supports the critical scientific, horticultural and educational projects run by 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 gift a membership here

Renew your membership here

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.

By mail

To join or renew by mail, fill out this membership form and return to: Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Cottage 6, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000.

By phone

Call us on 02 9231 8182 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Thursday.

In person

Visit us in person at our head office or at the Growing Friends Plant Sales.

Head office:

  • Cottage 6, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000 
  • Monday to Thursday, 9am and 3pm


Growing Friends Plant Sales:

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

  • Weekdays, 11am - 2pm and weekends, 10am - 2pm

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Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

  • Visitor Centre
  • Daily, 9am - 4pm

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Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

  • Visitor Centre
  • Daily, 9am - 5:30pm

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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)

Other ways you can support

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