Become a Volunteer
There is always scope for volunteers to assist in the garden. We can provide gloves and all the gardening tools you could possibly need, but volunteers should have their own suitable gardening clothes and footwear.
The garden is open most days of the year, and on weekdays the gardener is at hand to get volunteers started and to keep an eye on operations.
Volunteers are most active in the spring and autumn. In the spring, duties include light pruning and hoeing of the cottage and sunken gardens, rose border (pictured) and herb beds. In the autumn, there are leaves to be collected and compost distributed as mulch. The laburnum walk requires much attention annually to keep it in shape.
Pictured are Knox Academy pupils involved in a school team-building exercise, helping with hay making in the community orchard. Other school groups have planted bulbs and collected leaves.
Volunteers have contributed in many ways: for example, by helping to re-wire most of the boundary walls, removing ivy, preparing plant lists and by general weeding.
To become a volunteer, inquire during working hours to the gardener (Bobby Gordon) Tel: 07925 679 505 or inquire at other times to 01620 810200.