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