We are currently looking for Garden Volunteers

Who are our volunteers and why do they volunteer

Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds  and professions including; teachers, parents, grandparents, a civil servant, a RAF pilot, doctors, nurses, IT professionals, surveyors and care workers.

All our garden volunteers share a love of the outdoors and have a desire to be involved and support our garden. They are keen hands- on gardeners hoping to gain new skills and knowledge.

They enjoy talking to people, visiting gardens and learning about plants,making lasting friendships and having fun. With the added bonus of trying goodies prepared from the tearoom during breaks and lunch.

There is so much work needed to maintain this 20-acre garden. Volunteers are vital in enabling us to keep our wonderful garden open for everyone to enjoy.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a garden volunteer  then just fill your details in on the form to the right and click on submit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Why Volunteer at Marwood Hill Gardens

We value all our volunteers at Marwood Hill Gardens and they are essential to the success of this garden. We do ask our volunteers to give a minimum of 4 hours a week, but are happy if you can give more time. In return we offer:

  • free access to the gardens all year round for yourself and a guest
  • whilst on your volunteer day you will receive refreshments at morning break and  including lunch if you are here all day
  • opportunity to claim a travel allowance to and from the garden
  • invitations to socail events, specifically for staff and volunteers
  • hand tools, gloves and personal protective equipment can be provided on the day.

What is expected of me?

  • to have a professional and positive attitude; as a volunteer you will be interacting with garden visitors on a regular basis.
  • to be openminded and willing to learn and work as part of a team
  • to be punctual and try to keep to agreed working hours
  • to dress appropriately for outside work; good gripped footwear, dress in layers, waterproof coats and trousers.
  • to undertake practical gardening tasks such as; propagation, potting on of plants, weeding, clearing, cutting back, lifting, deadheading, dividing, mulching and seasonal pruning.
  • to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours a week

Some of the volunteer activites and events from last year: