Volunteer opportunity: Gardener

About this opportunity

Support the work of the gardens team in maintaining the world class Grade 2* listed gardens for everyone to enjoy.

Dartington Gardens is open as a place for anyone to come to, relax in, and be inspired by. We welcome over one million visitors per year and every effort goes into maintaining a high standard of presentation throughout.

Your contribution to the gardens will be greatly appreciated; in return you will hopefully broaden your knowledge of horticulture, learn new skills and feel part of the Dartington team.

Time: Most volunteers offer a day a week Monday-Friday, starting at approximately 10am and finishing around 4.00pm. The gardens are open all year round.

Tasks:

  1. Edging lawns
  2. Tending herbaceous borders
  3. Pruning
  4. Leaf clearing
  5. Planting
  6. Propagation

What are we looking for?

– An interest in gardening

– Willingness to learn with a hands-on approach

– Team player and good sense of humour

– Flexible and reliable

– Reasonable fitness levels – you’ll be on your feet and garden tasks involve lots of bending and stretching

Christopher-Martin

Practical Considerations

Materials required: Clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, waterproofs, steel cap toe boots. When carrying out certain tasks you will be provided with personal protective equipment if required.

Health & safety requirements: Must sign to say you have read and understood all health and safety and risk assessment policies and procedures.

Transport: Drivers will be provided with a parking permit whilst volunteering and if using public transport then Dartington is on the Country Bus route.

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