Who are the Friends?
The Friends of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick is an active community group formed to further the development of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick.
The Friends have been heavily involved in the development and operation of the park since 1990, prior to the park opening to the public in 1992.
The role of the Friends is to:
- Encourage appreciation of the natural environment and its value to the community.
- Assist and encourage development of the park and make representation for its improvement.
- Conduct lectures, functions & activities associated with the park (or related interests).
- Encourage preservation, research and study of the history and ecology of the park.
- Assist with the general promotion of the park.
- Contribute towards the day to day operations of the park.
Opportunities for Friends
The Friends of Wilson Botanic Park offer a range of opportunities for you to become involved:
Working Bees - A regular working bee is held on the third Saturday of the month where a team work together to keep the park looking beautiful.
Growing Friends - The Growing Friends dedicate their time to propagate and grow plants for use in the park or to sell
at special events.
Visitor Information - Provide park information and assistance to visitors.
Tour Guides - Conduct guided tours of the park for clubs and social groups.
Event Volunteers - Assist with the planning of an event or provide assistance during special events held at the park.
Organisation & Development - Take an active role on the Friends executive committee or one of the subcommittees.
Benefits of Membership
Friends of Wilson Botanic Park not only meet new people, including many with a keen interest in gardens, they also enjoy many benefits from their membership, including:
- Guest Speakers
- Social Activities
- Special ‘Friends only’ Events
- Botanical Advice & Information
- Monthly Friends’ Day in the park
- Quarterly Newsletter
Quarterly meetings and newsletters will keep you informed of what’s happening in the park, and how you may assist with some of the many wonderful projects or activities organised by the Friends.
Your involvement in contributing to such a community facility, will add an extra dimension to your enjoyment of the park. You will find your participation in the Friends activities fulfilling in many ways.
- Individual $15
- Family $25
- Pensioner Single $10
- Pensioner Couple $15
- Junior/Student $5
Application for Membership
New members are always welcome, simply complete and detach the application form and forward it, together with payment for your subscription to:
Wilson Botanic Park
PO Box 412
Berwick VIC 3806
Enquiries: 9707 5818
All new members need to pay a one-off joining fee of $5.00 on application.
The membership period is from 1 October to 30 September.
View the Friends Information and Application Form (210kb)