The Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra are a non-profit community organisation, incorporated in 2008 under the ACT Associations Incorporations Act 1991. Members of the Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra are dedicated volunteers interested in supporting the National Arboretum Canberra as it evolves into a unique attraction of international renown.
We always welcome new volunteers for our many activities, so we invite you to join us and become part of this wonderful project. You don't need to have any particular qualifications as training is offered for all activities. The Friends are governed by a Council which meets monthly and all members are eligible for election to Council. General Meetings, usually with a speaker, and social get-togethers also occur throughout the year.
If you become a Friend you will learn about the Arboretum, the forest species and the biodiversity they nurture. You could participate in our growing range of activities, become an ambassador and work with the community to help develop this wonderful public asset for now and for future generations.
We are always keen to hear from people who would like to serve on Council, so please contact us if you would like to learn more.
Trish Keller OAM – Chair, Donations and Sponsorship Manager
Mike Woolley – Deputy Chair and Bonsai Representative
Lynley Rees – Treasurer
Del Da Costa – Secretary
Mary Arnold – Publications Editor
Lainie Shorthouse – STEP Member
Cherie Whan – Social Media/Web Manager
Sandra Linsley – Ordinary Member
Jan Morgan – Ordinary Member
Hans van Haalen – Ordinary Member
Helen Hemphill – Ordinary Member
General contact for Friends Council Email
Published THE ARBORETUM BOOK: Forests of the National Arboretum Canberra
The National Arboretum Canberra opens February 2013
The Friends attain 'Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR)' status for entity: 'The Trustee for National Arboretum Canberra Fund'
Incorporation of the Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra Inc.