Eastwoodhill Trust Board

Eastwoodhill Trust Board

Funding support page for The National Arboretum of NZ, Eastwoodhill


Our campaign has two main objectives:

1. To amplify the story of our unique arboretum to the world so it can support Global tree conservation

2. Secure funding to deliver a mission of global importance

In 1910, W. Douglas Cook started farming on a hillside in the Ngatapa Valley, just outside Gisborne, New Zealand. Whilst convalescing in the UK after injury received in the First World War, he started collecting trees to plant back home. Over a century later, more than 15,000 trees form our unique collection. Our genesis from Douglas Cook’s collecting and his want to create something beautiful for all New Zealanders, to the Philanthropic Gift to the World from H.B Williams who purchased the Arboretum from Cook, paved the formation of our Trust Board.

Since 1975, the various Boards and trustees have established strong governance, mission statements, management plans, and a clear purpose for the continued development of the Arboretum. Today we stand on the shoulders of these two visionaries and our successive boards. We strive for excellence and the perpetual advancement of our collection of trees from 67 different countries around the world for conservation and education.

the National Arboretum of New Zealand,

Eastwoodhill functions to all its potential.

Engage with our collection, Protect with

our collection, Learn with our collection,

Research with our collection and Support

our collection. We appreciate your

interest and please get in contact.

More about us

We are an arboreal ark, a safe haven for threatened and endangered trees. Our mission is centered on conservation, education and, research.

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Tom on 22 Jun 2024
John on 10 Feb 2024
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Donors’ tax credits TaxGifted on 23 Jun 2023
This donation is from generous donors who opted in to regift their tax credits via TaxGift. Aren’t they awesome!
Clare on 21 Jun 2023
From Renee Bowe in memory of Pamela Johnson
Pettigrew Family
Pettigrew Family on 11 Jun 2023
Our family loved visiting this beautiful place in January 2021. We are sorry to hear about the recent damage from Cyclone Gabrielle. Kia kaha

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