Friends' Executive Committee

President  -  Lloyd Keen

Vice President, Operations & Volunteers Organiser  – Sandy Hudspith

Public Officer – Denise Keen

Treasurer –  Roger Dawson  

Minutes Secretary – Lois Clarke

Website and Facebook – Liz Howe

Membership Co-Ordinator - David Stead

Marketing and Events  -  TBD

Sponsorship  - Tony Lewis

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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.

Our Patron

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The Friends of Ivanhoe Park Botanic Garden meet monthly to discuss current and future progress in the Garden.  We meet the third Monday of each month.

Monday 18 November, 2019

7.00pm. to 8:30pm

at the Manly Bowling Club

Raglan Street, Manly


Special guest speaker:  Chris Buckley,
Senior Ranger, talks about the Manly Dam Reserve

The agenda for our next meeting will be posted here soon.

All welcome. Grab a drink from the bar and join us downstairs.

We can be contacted by email at 

You can also follow us on Facebook