Welcome to Friends of Anstey Hill

The Friends of Anstey Hill is a community-based group of volunteers dedicated to supporting, preserving and restoring the Anstey Hill natural and cultural environment. We were formed in 1988 to counter redevelopment of the Anstey Hill area.

Our regular activities and volunteer opportunities include park maintenance and cultural heritage research. Two community planting days and a propagation day are held each year. Volunteer working bees are held every Wednesday morning.

Upcoming Events
  • 3 Dec 2017 - Propagation Day.  FOAH shed via gate 18 at 9.30am. Cancelled if total fire ban in the Mt Lofty Ranges.
  • 6 December 2017 - Open committee meeting, Highercombe Museum at 7.30pm
Where We Are
Anstey Hill Recreation Park is a 362-hectare network of trails, creeks, gullies and historic ruins located 19km North East from the centre of Adelaide, South Australia

Get Involved

Volunteers young and old can learn more about the Anstey Hill environment, enjoy the company of others, have some light exercise and contribute to the preservation of the Anstey Hill Recreation Park environment.


The Friends of Anstey Hill have been successful in obtaining a 2015-16 Community NRM Action Grant. We have a Grassy Woodlands Restoration Project underway and the Community is welcome to join in.

NRM levy information
C F Newman's Model Nursery Article

Are you interested in the Nursery ruins and the plants growing there now?

Check out this journal article by Rosemary L. Taplin & David E. Symon:

Remnant horticultural plants at the site of the former Newman’s Nursery