Who are the friends?
The Friends are a group of people who share a special interest in the Garden and who wish to retain its excellence both as a centre of education and research and as a place of relaxation and enjoyment.
The Friends are able to benefit from the resources that the Garden has to offer such as the library, annual seed list, coffee mornings and a Newsletter.
They support the garden in many ways including helping to raise money for special projects at the garden.
Patron – HRH The Prince of Wales President – Lord Patten of Barnes
Vice Presidents – Lawrence Banks, Robin Herbert, Sir Simon Hornby, Valerie Lapthorne, Sir Ghilean Prance, Sir Crispin Tickell, The President of Magdalen College, The Dean of Christ Church.
Trustees and Directors
Richard Mayou (Chairman), Jennie Turner (Secretary), Doreen Cowan (Treasurer), Sarah Taylor, Crystal Dobson, Martin Lamaison (Finance).
Jane Annett, Marie Jeanne Barnett, Leslie Cowan, Crystal Dobson, Sue Haynes, Mary Isaac, David Newburn, Sally Oriss and Walter Sawyer.