Motu Trails and Rere Falls at Eastwoodhill

Falling Leaves & Tumbling Water. With an internationally significant arboretum, an impressive waterfall and an exhilarating rockslide, Rere Falls Trail makes for a memorable journey through heartland New Zealand. On a grassy field in the Ngatapa Valley inland from Gisborne, a cathedral is quietly rising. It’s 158m long, the same footprint as London’s Westminster Cathedral. To be precise, just as yet, it’s only about a metre high. But once young Redwoods and Linden trees get their roots down, they grow fast. In another few years,

JN Williams double up donations to Eastwoodhill – dollar for dollar

J N Williams Memorial Trust has promised to match any donation to the Eastwoodhill Arboretum Endowment Fund at The Sunrise Foundation, dollar for dollar. They would like to encourage others to join them in building a strong endowment fund to help Eastwoodhill thrive long into the future. Jane Williams, Eastwoodhill Chair says “unfortunately the funding avenues we’ve relied on in the past are not enough for us to operate and grow a sustainable business today. We appreciate the generosity of J N Williams Memorial Trust

New Curator for Eastwoodhill

Eastwoodhill is looking forward to the arrival of their new Curator Martin Weaver. After some months of searching for the right person, Martin happened to have already relocated to Gisborne and was in search of the perfect job for his extensive experience in trees and horticulture.

Three Ways To Bring All The Bees To Your Yard

Karoline Gore explores the world of bees and brings us this enlightening article on how to encourage more bees to your home.

Thomas Woltz on NZ’s National Arboretum – Eastwoodhill

Thomas Woltz, from Nelson Byrd Woltz, talks about the role the National Arboretum, Eastwoodhill, is playing in preserving Northern Hemisphere tree species.

Robert Berry, 1916 – 2018

Eastwoodhill is very sad to report the passing of our friend Bob Berry, a long-time supporter of Eastwoodhill who was integral to Eastwoodhill’s success and preservation.

Sholto Cook, our condolences

We were informed by the family of Sholto Douglas Cook of his passing on 25th March 2018.

The Teddy Bears’ Return to Eastwoodhill

On March the 4th 2018 the Teddy Bears’ Picnic returned to Eastwoodhill Arboretum.