The Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden are a separate charity that have supported the work of the Garden financially and through dedicated volunteer activities since establishment in 1980.

As a Friend of St Andrews Botanic Garden you benefit from:

  • Free garden entry
  • Free entry to expert Friends lectures
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Four printed newsletters per year about our garden and the natural world
  • 10% discount on purchases and educational classes
  • Social events for Friends
  • Access to annual seed distribution programme

Above all, as a Friend of St Andrews Botanic Garden you help support the education, conservation and research activities of the garden. Being a Friend is a great way of making new friends through our volunteer teams, social events, and many other organised activities.

Friends annual membership fees:

Single membership – £28.00

Joint membership – £42.00 (2 adults at the same address)

Memberships can be purchased by writing to the Membership Secretary at 

The next Annual General Meeting of the Friends will be at 10.00 on the 17th October, via Zoom. If you are a member of the Friends and wish to attend the meeting, please email

The following papers are available for all members of the Friends to download in advance of the meeting: