The Friends contribute to the Gardens in many different ways:
- The Garden Maintenance Team looks after the Gardens – planting, pruning, weeding, mulching and general tidying.
- The Propagation Team is responsible for the production of plants for planting out in the Gardens and for sale to the general public at our Plant Sales. Funds raised from plant sales are used to improve the Gardens.
- The Guided Walks Team provide guided walks of the Gardens on the first Sunday of the month. They also offer customised group walks.
For more details on joining and becoming a member, visit our Join Us page or phone Jill on 0412 053 281.
We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about propagation. The Team meets each Thursday morning at our purpose built Propagation Facility in the Gardens and work together planting cuttings and seeds, fertilising, pruning and other maintenance activities. They usually have a morning tea break at 9:00am if you would like to join them in the shelter shed behind the propagation facility.
Plants grown in the Propagation Facility include a variety of plants including rare and collectables. Plant material is sourced from the Noosa Botanic Gardens as well as from collectors and members’ personal gardens. Many of the plants go back into the Gardens with the rest offered for sale to the general public at our three Plant Sales per year.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Propagation Team you need to be a current member of the FRIENDS. Go to our Join Us page or contact the Secretary, Willy Ostwald on 0417 332 787.
Garden Maintenance Team
The Garden Maintenance Team help keep the Gardens looking good with weeding, pruning, watering, cleaning picnic tables and seats.
The team meets each Thursday starting at 8:00am (earlier starts during hot weather) to undertake whatever work the Garden Supervisor has assigned for the day. They usually have a morning tea break at 9:00am for half an hour and then work through to 11:00am or sometimes later if there is a particular task they want to get completed.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Garden Maintenance Team you need to be a current member of the FRIENDS. Please phone Annette on 0407 918 966 or go to the Join Us Page.
Guided Walks Team
Our trained guides are enthusiastic about all things botanical. They enjoy taking groups through the Gardens regaling interesting facts and stories about the plants and points of interest in the Gardens.
The Guides undertake an initial training programme as well as continuous improvement to extend their knowledge of plants in the Gardens.
There are walks held on the first Sunday each month along with any other walks that are requested. If you are interested in going on a walk or in becoming a guide please contact Secretary Willy Ostwald on 0417 332 787, go to the Join Us Page or send an email.