Garden Volunteer Scheme

Our garden volunteers offer us their time, support and passion for horticulture. We currently run schemes at Hylands Park Estate Pleasure Gardens, Oaklands Park, Central Park and Tower Gardens. As a volunteer, you’ll help to maintain the plants, learn new skills, make new friends and get involved in new park schemes. You can make a real difference to your local parks.

The scheme runs from March to November every year, we ask for a regular commitment ideally weekly or fortnightly, as you will be part of a small team. You don’t need any horticultural experience, just an interest in taking part – all groups are led by our Head Gardeners.  Contact us to find out more.

Meet our Volunteers

I particularly love working in the gardens around the Cathedral

I’ve been part of the volunteering team at Central Park for just over 3 years now. Most of the gardening I do is in the main park, but I particularly love working in the gardens around the Cathedral, as I have seen these alter over my time as a volunteer and improve greatly, with the addition of topiary and specimen planting. I’ve done everything from dead heading, weeding, to planting out bedding to working on new landscape schemes in Bell Meadow. I really enjoy being part of the team and have great fun volunteering with the gardeners.

Garden Volunteer at Central Park

The people, the places, the sweat, the enjoyment - volunteering's really worthwhile and I really enjoy it!

I started at Hylands as a garden volunteer for some “me time” once a week when my daughter was a toddler, and now she’s a teenager. I’m still very much an active participant; I enjoy working outside, seeing the changes in seasons in the gardens. Its great  knowing that  I’ve helped keep the gardens  at Hylands looking the way they do.  I particularly like the camaraderie in the group, and we are all good friends, meeting in the months when the volunteering is not taking place.

Jackie, Parks volunteer

 

 

Get Involved

If you would like to find out more about our garden volunteer scheme, please get in touch and we will contact you shortly.
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