Founding Members

Alice Abel
Catherine Angle
David E. Asche
Wilbur Dasenbrock
Kit Dimon
Susan Evnen
Michele Angle Farrar
Luann and Richard Finke
T.O. Haas
Ken Hake
James W. Hewitt
Linda Hillegass
Karl and Margaret Indriksons
Dianne W. Kennedy
Robert E. Knoll
Dottie Kuester
Suzie Lewis
Linda Mach
Monica Norby
Marilyn Paulson
Allison Petersen
Glenda Peterson
Hope Robb
Linda Rohman
William C. Smith
Kim Todd
Bryan Van Deun
D.B. Varner
JoAnn I. Weaver
Diane Wilson
Donna Woods
Joseph O. Young

UNL Garden Friends Logo

The UNL Garden Friends is one of two Friends Groups (also see Friends of Maxwell) that support and help maintain excellence in the UNL Botanical Garden and Arboretum.

The UNL Garden Friends have established the following goals

  • To support The Garden and its development as a significant part of the mission of UNL.
  • To encourage use of The Garden through outreach, promoting it as a resource for the people of Nebraska.
  • To enhance the experiences of visitors by providing information about the ideology of The Garden and its collections.
  • To assist in raising funds for special projects.

Founded in 1992

The mission of the UNL Garden Friends shall be to support and encourage the goals and projects of The Garden as determined by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln administration and staff. Furthermore, the Friends shall serve as ambassadors for The Garden, creating in the people of Nebraska a sense of ownership and participation.

Accomplishments

Projects completed with the support of Garden Friends include:

  • Restoration of Love Library Gates
  • Completion of Maxwell Arboretum Vine Arbor - Phase I
  • Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Sculpture Garden annual pools maintenance
  • Perin Porch plantings
  • Westbrook Courtyard and the Kimball Hall repair and plantings

Future Projects

  • Improvements to Love and Cather Gardens through a generous donation from the Ken Good Estate

Join Us

We invite you to join us as a member of UNL Garden Friends with a contribution. Your tax deductible gift will help fund special projects to raise awareness about The Garden throughout the state. When new areas are dedicated, the Friends will be there. As new projects begin, the Friends will be called upon to serve as ambassadors for The Garden, to understand the vision for its development, and to share this vision with others. As a member you will receive a quarterly newsletter and will be invited to attend an annual meeting and lecture.

Contact

If you have questions about the UNL Garden Friends, call (402)472-2679

UNL Botanical Garden and Arboretum is an affiliate site of the
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum