Volunteer

New garden volunteers are always welcome! Come and join us:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm (summer) 4pm (winter).

At any time of the year, there are always lots of tasks to do in the garden and greenhouses. So we always need volunteers to come and help out.  If you are new to gardening, that is absolutely fine. We hope we will be able to teach you something about gardening. We are a friendly bunch who love to share the joys of gardening, and often over a cup of tea.

Come when suits you (Thursday through to Sunday). We run a drop in volunteering system.  Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting mucky and suitable boots or shoes. If you have gardening gloves, please bring these with you. If not, don’t worry, we can lend you gloves. Best to bring something along to eat if you are staying through lunch. We have a small kitchen with a hob and a microwave so feel free to bring anything along you’d like to heat up.

All year round, we create new plants from seeds and from cuttings. We also compost all our garden waste, turning and sieving it and using it to condition our beds.  In the warmer months, it’s mostly propagating, weeding, harvesting and selling plants which keeps us busy. In the colder months, we prepare planting plans, clean down the greenhouses, prune trees and bushes, mend paths and write interesting signage for our visitors.  We also make Christmas wreaths and the odd pickle and jam.

You can find out a bit more about us in this film by Theo Wallis and this film by Jon Fitzgerald.

You can download our Volunteer Registration form here.  Fill it in and email it to Kate on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk.  Or print off and bring to the Greenhouses. Or if you prefer, just pick up a paper version at the Greenhouses.

Any questions? Please feel free to email Kate on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk or call her on 07834 343664.

 

More schools and families volunteers required!

We need more volunteers to help us in our expanding programme of school visits and family activities. If you enjoy working with children or aspire to work in the fields of education and play, becoming one of our schools and families volunteers could be the ideal volunteering opportunity for you. We are particularly looking for daytime volunteers Monday-Wednesday but we also run some Saturday workshops.

For further information, or to request a description of the role, please contact Shayna on education@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk or call 07427 685714

 

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