The Friends of the Botanic Garden
The Friends of the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden is a non-profit organisation of volunteers that works in conjunction with the Coffs Harbour City Council to develop and maintain our wonderful botanic garden.
The Friends aim: To develop and promote our Garden for the enjoyment and education of the community.
We have over 200 Members, of whom about 80 volunteer their time in a range of tasks. The Friends are headed by a Committee which meets monthly. The 2016 - 2017 Executive Committee members are:
President: Bron Fox
Vice-President: Lesley Mason
Secretary: Marg Murray
Treasurer: Barbara Porteous
Joining the Friends
New members of the Friends are always welcome. We are a diverse group who share an enjoyment in contributing to a worthwhile co-operative project, in a beautiful environment. All membership fees and donations support the Garden's activities.
If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Friends, please fill out the downloadable Membership Application on this page.
If you love gardens there is no better place to be a volunteer, get involved with the local community, and watch the Gardens grow.
Many of our members volunteer their services to the Botanic Garden. The volunteers are involved in activities including: Committees, Working Bees, Propagating plants for sale, Seed Bank, Herbarium, Guiding, Education, Information Shop, Garden Cafe, Events, and Fundraising.
International connections are made through the Seed Bank, which has a catalogue made available to botanic gardens throughout the world. This also provides a valuable source of seed for rare and endangered plants. The Herbarium stores pressed plants, seeds and flowers, and volunteer caretakers of the Herbarium use these for plant identification, a service available to academic institutions, government departments and individuals.
Contact the Friends
Further information on membership or volunteering can be obtained by contacting the Friends at:
Information Shop: (02) 6648 4188
Volunteers Coordinator: Marg Murray (02) 6651 4722
PO Box 648, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450