Give to the Gardens

Make a DonationLeave a Bequest


While the Christchurch City Council provides considerable annual funding to the Botanic Gardens, it does not cover all of the costs associated with maintaining and developing the Gardens.

Your donations enable the Friends to continue to support the Gardens, helping to ensure that we can look after plants like the Titan Arum, develop the Gondwana land area, develop and pay for information signage and brochures, specialist equipment or support skills training. You will help secure the Gardens for now and for the future. 

There are a number of ways you can support the ongoing development of our gardens for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations.

Support a Garden Project

You can help by donating funds specifically for our current project.

Current project: Friends’ Trainee Scholarships

The Friends have recently been gifted a generous bequest specifically to be used for training for our wonderful Gardens staff.  We have committed to matching this amount to set up a fund to provide apprenticeships at the Botanic Gardens into the future.  

Your donation will not only support a trainee over a three year period, but will also ensure the Gardens have well-qualified staff to care for the precious collections they hold, well into the future. 

To make a donation to the Friends’ Trainee Scholarship appeal via internet banking, see How to Donate


Leaving a gift in your will to the Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens is one of the most enduring ways to provide for the future of the gardens. 

For more information, please read our Bequest Information sheet that you can discuss with your solicitor or legal advisor. 

We will be pleased to discuss any preferences you may have for the use of your bequest. 

Please contact the Friends via email or telephone 021 043 5342 for further information.


Contact the Friends

If you have any queries please contact us by email or telephone
friendsofthegardens@gmail.comTel: 021 043 5342

How to Donate

To donate to Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Inc, you can make a payment using one of the methods below:

Direct Deposit

Pay by internet banking with a direct deposit to:

Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Inc.
Account 02 0820 0420043 00 (BNZ)

Please include your name and DONATION in the reference boxes. 

Contact us at or 021 2637 229 to advise of your deposit.

Become a Friend

Become a Friend, and include a donation with your annual subscription.

Read more about joining the Friends or complete the online Membership form