Enrich your Eastwoodhill experience by staying at the arboretum, taking a guided tour, or booking a corporate conference or function. There are many ways for individuals, families, groups and businesses to spend quality time at Eastwoodhill and enjoy the arboretum in a unique and memorable way. Contact Eastwoodhill to book or for more information.

The Visitor Centre & Gift Store

A courtyard area beside our Discovery Centre has tables and chairs and seats up to 70 people. This area also includes bathroom facilities and a bbq (bbq must be pre-booked, charges apply). Schoolbags can be left in this courtyard during your visit.

Our Pavilion is a short walk from the Visitor Centre and is suited to smaller groups (<25 people). Overlooking the Homestead Garden, this pavilion provides shelter should the weather deteriorate. It also has toilet facilities on-site. Bookings are required for this area.

For more information about Eastwoodhill Arboretum facilities download the Facilities and Information Guide 2011.


Situated beneath the Visitor’s Centre, the playground has easy access to the café, toilets and the education centre. It has a designated area for preschool children and large areas for the more adventurous – including some of the biggest swings in the country.

Mobility Scooter

A mobility scooter is available at the Visitor Centre free of charge, and was kindly funded by the Esme and Tom Tombleson Trust. The scooter is maneuvered with easy grip handles. There’s just one lever for ease of operation and when the handle is released the scooter stops. Visitor Centre staff will explain and demonstrate its use, so that you feel comfortable using it around the park. Please note though, that the scooter is strictly for use on the mobility sign posted track only.


Immerse yourself in the beauty of our very own National Arboretum when you enjoy staying with us at Eastwoodhill. Spend an afternoon enjoying all that Eastwoodhill has to offer then cosy up for the night. In winter you can even enjoy sitting by the fire.

Eastwoodhill provides an inspirational environment for art and craft groups, study groups, walking groups, or groups of friends after some quality time together.


Douglas Cook Discovery Centre

The latest addition to the Eastwoodhill Arboretum Education Programme is the Discovery Centre.

The Discovery Centre features information boards about the history of the arboretum and the people who are credited with developing and securing its future.

A children’s corner includes a library of books, as well as bean bags to relax in. An interactive microscope projected through a television is child friendly, and is a fantastic way to discover the natural world up close.

Seasonal exhibitions covering a wide variety of subjects also feature in the centre.

The Discovery Centre is open every day with free entry.

Conferences & Venue Hire

The Douglas Cook Centre library is the ideal venue for your next seminar, conference, retreat or team building exercise. The Douglas Cook Library can accommodate up to 40 people, with doors opening out to a large patio area – perfect for coffee and lunch breaks.

Tasty Leaf Catering

Tasty Leaf Catering, operated by The Friends of Eastwoodhill, offers a high quality catering service within the tranquillity of the arboretum or at a venue to suit you.

Let’s make something great together.