Our Team

The  tight-knit team at Eastwoodhill works across all aspects of the Arboretum - keeping it looking great for visitors year-round.

Find out a little more about us.

Marion Nicholas - Office Administrator

Marion joined our cheerful team in September 2016. She has been a friend and volunteer of Eastwoodhill for a number of years and is delighted to be working full time in such beautiful surroundings.

She is a local lady with a back round in banking and retail management. She is passionate about gardening and has had experience in a retail garden center. 

 Adam Greaves - Arboretum Maintenance

Adam Greaves has lived in Gisborne his entire life and joined the team in November 2015.  Bringing with him 12 years experience in his career as a farm general and driver operator before moving into open space management, gaining a Level 3 Turf Management qualification. Adam saw the opportunity to return to working rurally which is his passion.

Working in the Arboretum is the perfect opportunity to combine his interests and skills while expanding his knowledge further.  He has always had an interest in conservation and likes to have variation in a job where he gets to do a range of tasks. 

Adam is very happy to be part of the team working towards the vision for the future of Eastwoodhill.

Dan Taylor - Plant Collection Assistant

Daniel Taylor began working at Eastwoodhill in November 2015.  He has come from Wellington where he completed his qualification in Amenity Horticulture.

When Dan isn't chasing the Autumn leaves you will find him out in the Arboretum tending the trees and shrubs.

Marg Sherratt - Housekeeping

Marg comes with local farming/horticulture background.  She spend 20 years growing and exporting Sweat Pea seed to England and is now enjoying working at Eastwoodhill Arboretum meeting and working with wonderful people from all walks of life.