Donations & Bequests

Eastwoodhill Arboretum relies heavily on donations and bequests from both the people of New Zealand and overseas for the ongoing maintenance 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.

How can I help?

Donations of any size are much appreciated by the Trust Board. Donations can be for a specific project, placed into the endowment fund or used to assist in the day-to-day operation of the Arboretum.

Donations can be made to the Arboretum by either going to our Give-a-Little page or by contacting the office and donating with a bank transfer.

There are several bequest options available:

  • Specified bequest – the bequest of a particular item, for example, artwork, jewellery, stocks, and other assets.
  • Residuary bequest – what is leftover in your estate after all expenses have been settled.
  • Pecuniary bequest – a specified sum of money in a Will.

In preparation for your Will, you should seek the assistance of a Trustee or your family solicitor to ensure your wishes are clearly and correctly recorded.

Should you wish to make a donation or for more information, please contact the Eastwoodhill office.