Eastwoodhill Arboretum relies heavily on donations and bequests from both the people of New Zealand and overseas for the ongoing maintanence and development of the national arboretum.
Although the Eastwoodhill Trust Board Act was passed by Parliament in 1975, this was primarily to create a governing body to oversee the maintenance and development of Eastwoodhill Arboretum and no financial support was pledged or has ever been received from the New Zealand government or local government agencies.
The Eastwoodhill Trust Board’s direction has always been well-defined – to ensure the long-term viability of Eastwoodhill Arboretum. Establishing financial stability through income generation and a sustainable endowment fund was imperative. The endowment fund still requires ongoing donations, legacies and bequests to ensure a viable future for Eastwoodhill and to develop the diverse collection of specimens within the arboretum.
Eastwoodhill Arboretum needs help from individuals and groups who are able to provide financial assistance and ensure the future of Eastwoodhill is secure.