The Friends of the McKay Gardens was formed in 2007. We are a group of people interested in restoring and maintaining the historic H.V.McKay Memorial Gardens. Our activities vary from running planting days and historical walks to choosing trees and making submissions to the local council.

2014 Meetings

1pm - 2.30pm Saturday

1 February
5 April
7 June
2 August
4 October
6 December

We meet every two months on the first Saturday of that month(check the blog for up-to-date details of the next meeting). Meetings are held at the Presbyterian Church Meeting Room (in the grounds of the gardens)to plan up-coming projects. Anyone can join the group, even if you are not a gardener.

The Friends put out a newsletter quarterly. If you wish to receive an electronic version of the newsletter just contact us. Subsription to the newsletter is free of charge.

Full membership is $5.00 per year. Financial membership provides opportunities to participate in making decisions about the future shape of the gardens and helps us continue our work. Joining is as simple as paying subscription fees and attending a meeting.

To become a member or donate to the Friends contact us.

Sunshine mosaic in stone
Image of Memorial Mosaic 2007 (R.Linz)
Betty Deeble and Friend 1942
Betty Deeble and friend enjoying the gardens - 1942