The Botanic Garden regards its volunteer Garden Guides as vital ambassadors for the Garden. It provides a one-year training programme with comprehensive guidance notes, coupled with training sessions by Garden staff throughout the year and across the horticultural sections. A Guide Mentoring scheme ensures that each trainee is supported throughout the year by an experienced Garden Guide, who also accompanies the trainee on his/her inaugural group tours before the fully-fledged guide goes solo.
Good communications and inter-personal skills are essential and trainee Guides do need to be able to commit significant time to completing their training and to then regularly delivering group guided tours.
To find out more about becoming a Garden Guide, please contact the Outreach Administrator on 01223 331875 or via our Contact Form
in the first instance.
November 2012 - We regret that there are currently no vacancies for new Botanic Garden Guides and any applications will be held on file.