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Friends of the Arboretum

The Friends of the Arboretum was founded in 1986 to support the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at Milde.

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The purpose of the Arboretum's friends is to promote and support the activities of the Arboretum and the Botanical Garden at Milde. Funds raised e.g. through membership fees and contributing to events, are used to finance projects that are difficult to implement within the ordinary operating budget of the gardens (such as the Heather Garden, see photo). Some members also enjoy participating in voluntary work in the gardens where they meet on Mondays from 10:00 to 14:00. The yearly membership fee is currently NOK 300, - and the society currently has around 600 members. 

Benefits to members include:

  • The annual journal, "Årringen" with relevant material about the plant collections at Milde.
  • Activity calendar with overview of member meetings and other important events.
  • Access to themed walks in the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

If you would like to become a member or know more about Arboretum's friends, you can contact the Board by e-mail: styret@arboretetsvenner.no

Or you can call the chair of the association, Fredrik Sørvig, tel. 47 14 99 44. For more information see the Friends of the Arboretum's website: http://www.arboretetsvenner.no/