Founded in 2020, The Friends of Pinecrest Gardens exists to assist with development of educational and cultural programming and resources needed to implement these programs. Additionally, the Friends of Pinecrest Gardens Board of Directors serves as advocates and placemakers of capital projects including expansion and upgrades to its recreational and cultural facilities. Today, nearly twenty years after it opened, Pinecrest Gardens welcomes more than 180,000 visitors annually, who enjoy nature trails through three unique eco-systems, twelve acres of botanical and specialty gardens, seven sculptures, and a multitude of annual educational programs, exhibits and events for all ages. By aligning with Master Plans adopted in 2019, the Friends look forward to being part of the team to complete and enhance Pinecrest Gardens over the next decade.
To support, advance and help develop educational projects, programming and other initiatives at Pinecrest Gardens including performing and visual arts, horticultural, environmental conservation, and recreation, with a focus on inclusivity.