What’s On



AUGUST 2023   "The Friends has received a generous donation from nearby residents.  The Hillside Road garden of Catherine and Richard was included in this year's Open Gardens South Australia program and the Friends has been the beneficiary of the great success of the event.  A portion of the admission fees collected and refreshment sales at the Hillside Road Open Garden has been donated to the Friends by Catherine and Richard to acknowledge the work in making the Arboretum a great asset." 

JUNE 2023: The construction of new Volunteer Centre is underway.

FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2023: Wittunga Botanic Garden Guided Walk members' event (Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood, SA 5051). Please RSVP by 20 March 2023 to Jo – crosby-jo@yahoo.com.au  Please advise if you would like a lift from Urrbrae House.

FEBRUARY 2023: The Waite Gatehouse has been pulled down and has been placed in storage.   The Gatehouse will be rebuilt on the area previously known as the Dry Rainforest.   The Dry Rainforest collection has been carefully removed and a fence has been placed around the site.  

ENJOY THE WAITE ARBORETUM Join the Friends of the Waite Arboretum – Take a free Guided Walk in the Arboretum on the first Sunday of the month (except in January).

2022 – MERCHANDISE – Waite Arboretum products for sale

Aprons – pockets x over at shoulder and ties at the back, one size $25                                                                                  We Tote Bags – in green or a natural colour with a green or white and a FWA 'Dragon Tree' logo, 30cm x 40cm.                     Shirt Large – Across the shoulders 51cm, under arm to shirt bottom 45cm, across chest 63cm, sholder to shirt bottom 70cm at $30 each.                                                                                                                                                                                 Shirt Medium – Across shoulders 48cm, under arm to shirt bottom 45cm, across chest 60cm, shoulder to shirt bottom 70cm at $30 each.                                                                                                                                                                              Broad Brimmed Hats – Brush Heavy Sport, twill hats medium, green or a natural colour $25 each.   Caps- Green or a natural colour at  $25 each.  PRICES MAY CHANGE.  Please email the Friends to place an order. Email: friendswaitearboretum@gmail.com