The Friends of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick is an active community group formed to develop Wilson Botanic Park Berwick.
Our vision statement
Our vision statement is – volunteering to safeguard the park’s botanical future.
The role of Friends of Wilson Botanic Park
The Friends have been involved in the development and operation of the Park since 1990, before 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 the development of the park. The group also represents its improvement.
- conduct lectures, functions and activities associated with the park (or related interests).
- encourage the 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 Berwick offer a range of opportunities:
A regular working bee is held on the third Saturday of the month. The team works together to keep the park looking beautiful.
Visitor Information provides park information and help to visitors.
Tour guides conduct guided tours of the park for clubs and social groups.
Volunteers help with the planning of an event or provide help during special events.
Organisation and development
You can take an active role in the Friends executive committee or one of the sub-committees.
Benefits of membership
Friends of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick 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 and information
- Monthly working bee in the park
- Quarterly newsletter
Quarterly meetings and newsletters will keep you informed of what’s happening in the park. Sign up to find out how you may assist with the many wonderful projects or activities.
Your contribution 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 $20
- Family $30
- Pensioner Single $15
- Pensioner Couple $20
- Junior/Student $5
There is a new member fee of $5.00 on application.
A fee of $10 is charged if you prefer a copy of the newsletter to be mailed each edition.
Application for membership
New members are always welcome. Please complete and detach the application form and forward it, together with your payment to:
Wilson Botanic Park
PO Box 412
Berwick VIC 3806
Enquiries: 9705 5599
The membership period is from 1 October to 30 September.
View the Friends Information and Application form.