Eastwoodhill Centennial

Easter 2010 saw the 100 year celebration of Eastwoodhill Arboretum. The park completely lived up to its reputation with a perfect display of Autumn colours and glorious weather.

More than 18 months planning and a lot of hard work from both Eastwoodhill and Express culminated in a series of events over the Easter holiday period.

Events included:


  • An intimate evening in the park with acclaimed vocalist Tim Beveridge and his fabulous five piece ensemble. A speakers series featuring three well versed speakers  with a connection to Eastwoodhill in some way, whether that be the profession they are in or the experiences they offer – Auckland Botanical Gardens’ Jack Hobbs;  international bug man Ruud Kleinpaste;  Palm Desert conservationist, former Mayor and professor Buford Crites.
  • Inaugural sculpture series.
  • Children’s activities – storytelling, an Easter Egg hunt, a Teddy Bear’s picnic and much, much more.
  • 100 Year Gala Dinner featuring guest speaker and entertainer Jim Hopkins and distinguished guests such as former Governor General  Anand Satyanand.