In 2002, after a rally to save the building and gardens at Mentone Station, the group Friends of Mentone Station and Gardens Inc was formed. Over the next two decades, this group worked hard to maintain the beauty of the area for the community to enjoy. This has included obtaining a State Heritage listing for the building and awards for the work done by the group.
In 2012, the group published, Winning Friends, to record the history to lead up to the 100 year anniversary of the station. Winning More Friends is the continuation of the story of the station and gardens and the work of the Friends group to maintain its heritage in the wake of a new station and the removal of level crossings. This story is testiment to the work of the community to maintain and preserve its public spaces