Looking good now
This beautiful American sweetgum is still aflutter with orange, butter yellow, coral, crimson and deep mulberry coloured leaves, each with five sharply-pointed lobes.
This beautiful American sweetgum is still aflutter with orange, butter yellow, coral, crimson and deep mulberry coloured leaves, each with five sharply-pointed lobes.
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Volunteering within Education

We have a fantastic group of committed volunteers who help us deliver our education activities. We know people are busy and have important commitments of their own so we stress from the outset that you can give us as much or as little of your time as you are able. To give you a flavour of the many ways in which our volunteers help us, here are some examples of the sorts of activities they get involved with.
School visits
We have a growing group of volunteers who give us regular weekly assistance with school visits during term time. Working alongside our Education Officers, they help us to meet and greet school groups and guide them around the Garden and its collections.

Family events
On the first Saturday of each month and during school holidays, we hold drop-in family events which feature arts and crafts, seed sowing and seasonal exploring. Our volunteers help with researching, devising and setting up for the event, assisting families with the activity, and helping us clear away afterwards.

Schools' Garden
Our Schools' Garden has a dedicated group of volunteers who help with maintenance and lead horticultural activities at our after-school Gardening Club.

Sometimes we just need an extra pair of hands. This might be for digging over a bed in the Schools' Garden, stuffing envelopes for a mailout of brochures, helping us prepare materials for festivals and exhibitions and other office-based admin work. All these tasks are important to us and support us greatly in delivering education here at the Garden.

NOTE: We regret that there are currently no vacancies for new individual Education Volunteers. When we start to recruit again information about how to apply will appear on this page.