Australian National Botanic Gardens

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The Public Fund of Friends of the Gardens

About the fund

The Public Fund was established in 2004. It operates under provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act that allow approved environmental organisations to seek tax-deductible donations.

The Public Fund aims to finance worthwhile projects within the Gardens - projects of the kind that could not be financed from the Gardens’ budget.

The first project to be financed from the Public Fund was an architect-designed shelter adjacent to the Rock Garden Lawn. It was opened in March 2007 by Her Excellency Mrs Marlena Jeffery. The cost of that project was $48,000.

As the Fund increases through donations and bequests more opportunities will occur to add fine features in support of the horticultural endeavours of the Gardens.

We invite all who admire and enjoy the Gardens to support its development in this way.

A brochure giving details of the Public Fund is available from the Visitors Centre, and can be downloaded from the Friends of the Botanic Gardens website.