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.
- Edging lawns
- Tending herbaceous borders
- Leaf clearing
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
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.