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Friends of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick

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:

Working bees

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

Visitor Information provides park information and help to visitors.

Tour guides

Tour guides conduct guided tours of the park for clubs and social groups.

Event volunteers

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.

Membership types

  • 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:

Membership Secretary
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.

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