The Friends of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden group was founded in 1984 through the efforts of John Zwar OAM, who initiated the concept of a Botanic Garden at Port Augusta that specialised in the unique flora native to Australia’s southern arid zone.
The Friends Group became an incorporated body in 1985.
To foster interest in the development of The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden at Port Augusta.
To raise funds to augment government grants and other funds received to be used for the Development of the Garden referred to in the preceding paragraph.
To promote environmental conservation, propagation and cultivation of the indigenous flora of arid regions of Australia.
To provide educational and other services to enlighten members of the public regarding the significance of the flora and fauna within the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden at Port Augusta.
To undertake other such activities as the Committee may from time to time decide on for the benefit of the Association and the community.
In attainment of its objectives the Association shall be conducted on business principles including the need to build up and maintain a capital fund to finance:
(a) Future acquisition of land, plant and equipment.
(b) Expansion of environmental conservation, educational and other services and facilities.
(c) Promotion of developments including research and dissemination of information or knowledge in the fields of public conservation, the environment and other like areas
To view The Friends of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens constitution
To view The Friends of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens Trust guidelines
Viti Smith Ian Hopwood Julie Owen Robyn Place Michael Chuk Peter Langdon