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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 of the Waite Arboretum

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 quarterly newsletter and may participate in a program of exhibitions, excursions, events and lectures. You can participate by helping to tend the collection, help with fundraising, developing educational materials or by being an Arboretum Guide.

To join the Friends or renew your membership, download the membership form.

Visit the Friends of the Waite Arboretum newsletter archive.

The Waite Arboretum also has many Volunteers who assist in many ways including:

  • Taking guided walks
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Staffing exhibitions
  • Photography
  • 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 about the Friends of the Waite Arboretum, please email to or visit the FWA website page at  The Friends of the Waite Arboretum

Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Telephone: 8313 7497 or 83137110

Urrbrae House Facebook page

Waite Arboretum

Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

Waite Arboretum Facebook page

Waite Conservation Reserve

Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

Waite Conservation Reserve Facebook page

Postal Address

Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005