The Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens Inc. is a voluntary organization established in 2009 in advance of the Garden’s 150th anniversary in 2010. It is one of around fifty groups throughout Australia that support and promote a variety of botanic and other public gardens.
The aims of the Friends are to:
Encourage and support conservation, development, wellbeing and public appreciation of Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Represent the interests of the Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens throughout the City of Hobsons Bay and the wider community
Advocate sustainability and long term development of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Support the work of the City of Hobsons Bay in maintaining these gardens.
Other Friends Groups
There is a comprehensive list of events from Garden Clubs around the state at http://rhsv.org.au/rhsv-news/whats-on/, and also in the Friends box at the Williamstown Library, along with flyers from various horticultural groups.
The Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens have adopted the new model for incorporated associations. Details can be found on the Consumer Affairs website.
President: Betsy Dunne
Vice President: Vacant
Secretary: Carol Challis
Treasurer: Ross Howie
Committee Member: Heather MacLeod, Liz McKeag, Jill Hosking, Helen Tribe, Debbie Cassar, Bev Roberts
Williamstown Botanic Gardens Advisory Group (WBAG): Helen Page