At any time of the year, there are always lots of tasks to do in the garden and greenhouses. 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.

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 jams, pickles, pestos and cordials and quite a lot of other great food for music gigs and events. So we always need new cooks and people to help at events. At Christmas time, making Christmas wreaths is a big thing for us too!

We’re not taking on any new volunteers for gardening over the winter months. We’ll update this page as soon as we are looking for new garden volunteers.

If you have any questions about volunteering email us on volunteer@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk.

We are still in need of volunteers to help with:

  • cooking and making food produce for our shop
  • DIY and repairs in the garden
  • selling plants and produce in the shop

Get in touch with us if you are interested, on volunteer@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk

We’re not taking on any new gardening volunteers over the winter months but we do still need volunteers to help in the shop, with DIY and with cooking. Email volunteer@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk if you are interested in taking part in any of these activities. 

Horticulture

Film about Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses by OpenWindowsFilmsLondon (Jon Fitzgerald)

Film by Asya Robins about volunteering at BPCG

Film about our Edible Garden by Theo Wallis