Benefits and Support
The Friends provide vital support to the Garden and Arboretum and also offer a wide range of benefits and opportunities.
All Friends enjoy
Free entry to the Garden and Arboretum
Free entry to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal Botanic Garden – Edinburgh and the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
A newsletter published three times a year
A programme of exclusive garden visits, tours and special events
Priority booking for the Garden’s Public Education Programme
Monthly coffee mornings and tours led by members of the Garden staff
Annual seed collection
The Bobarts Group
This level of membership is an opportunity to provide extra support to the Garden. Extra benefits include small group visits to gardens and collections.
Friends Support has included
• Permanent endowment of an education officer post
• An all weather path around the Arboretum
• Conversion of the Arboretum lodge into a reception and education centre
• A tractor and trailer
• Urns and seats around the Garden fountain pool
• Coppice planting and landscaping around the Arboretum lodge