Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens was formed in 1983 by people interested in promoting and supporting the development of the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

The Friends is a 'non-profit' organisation with over 400 members enjoying our programme of events, including tours in Spring and Autumn, Friends painting Group exhibition, Sculpture in the Gardens, visiting artist Programme and functions such as Soup Day. Members are encouraged to volunteer their time or expertise to support the Friends or to do volunteer work at the Gardens.