The Friends Centre

The Friends Centre is the hub of activities for the Gardens and the Friends. Staffed by friendly Friends’ volunteers, it is open daily between 10am and 2pm for Visitor Information and Gardens enquiries.

Call in and start your visit with –

Check out

  • Seasonal displays
  • Herbarium specimens to help you identify a particular plant
  • Reference library – for use on site only
  • Friends meetings, workshops and educational activities
  • Merchandise for sale
  • Native plants for sale


  • Coffee Service and Ice cream Parlour operated under permit of the Friends CGRBG Inc. Visit Coffee at the Gardens:
  • A wonderful vista of the Mangroves to Mountains Walk and extensive lagoons
Cape Chestnut