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Director: Dr Jennifer Gardner
Waite Arboretum
Urrbrae House - Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5064

+61 8 8313 7405

Volunteers at the Waite Arboretum

Roger Grund of Butterfly Conservation SA taking the Friends on a guided butterfly walk in the Waite Arboretum and Urrbrae House gardens.

Friends & Volunteers

Friends of the Waite Arboretum work to foster interest in the care and use of the Arboretum, and to raise funds for its development and promotion. Members receive a regular newsletter and may participate in a program of exhibitions, excursions, events and lectures. You can participate by helping to tend the collection, monitor tree trials, help with fundraising, developing educational materials or by being an Arboretum Guide.

To join the Friends, download the application form or to renew, download renewal form

Current Newsletter

For past issues of the Friends of the Arboretum Inc Newsletter please see our archives.

Volunteers assist in many ways including:

  • Taking guided walks
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Staffing exhibitions
  • Recording and mapping
  • Plant propagation
  • Bird Monitoring
  • Flower arranging
  • General maintenance and handy person work
  • Gardening, planting, weeding, pruning, watering
  • Preparation of brochures and self-guided walks


People interested in native vegetation can also help in the Waite Conservation Reserve.

For more information, please call Dr Jennifer Gardner on 8313 7405.