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Who Are We

In 2018 the Friends of Ivanhoe Park Botanic Garden was formed to support the Garden's makeover and help give it a new lease of life.

Our Philosophy

The Garden will be an inspiring and sustainable iconic landscape that provides diverse opportunities for learning about plants, horticulture, landscapes, botany, ecology, conservation and heritage.  It will be a place for the enjoyment of the whole community creating a ‘sense of place’ located in the heart of Manly.

The Vision

The strategic objectives are the rejuvenation and development of the Ivanhoe Park Botanic Garden and to develop and enhance public places, open spaces, active and passive recreation facilities to meet community needs.  A Living Plant Collection of the Ivanhoe Park Botanic Garden will tell the story of plants relevant to the Manly region, both indigenous and cultivated, and those suited to its current and projected climate.  This will also include listing the original features of the park, Aboriginal heritage features, exposing some of the original rock shelf and rock face areas and recognition of the old tram track and the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design.

Friends' Executive Committee

President  -  Lloyd Keen

Public Officer – Denise Keen

Treasurer –  Ishbel Searle

Fundraising & Grants Coordinator - Tony Lewis  

Secretary – Lois Clarke

Garden & Working Bee Coordinator - Tania Landsdorff

Communications Coordinator | Newsletter Editor – Liz Howe

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