The Friends were formed back in 2007 when founding members Catherine McDonald and Helen Reid realised that if no one stood up for the Gardens, they would not get the attention required from Council and be lost completely.

We have fought several campaigns over the years to protect the Gardens from neglect, loss and down sizing and now face a new challenge.

The soccer field adjacent to the Gardens has been sold to a developer who wants to build townhouses on the site. ¬†The Friends have no objection to that use of the site. ¬†However, the current development plan shows that there would be unacceptable impacts on the Gardens and we have submitted the following response highlighting the issues we’ve identified.