Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener you are welcome to join our team
of volunteers who work with the Curator and Gardens' staff to keep the Gardens looking beautiful.
If you are tempted to help why not come along and join in? You don't have to be a member of FOBS to volunteer
Wednesday Morning Volunteers - 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Sign on in the big greenhouse where a list of urgent jobs is always available.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather, including sturdy footwear and gardening gloves. Volunteers may also wish to bring a flask and a snack for a short break around 11am.
Volunteer Briefing Day - Wednesday 9 January 2019
Volunteer sessions for 2019 will start on Wednesday 9 January with a short meeting in the Education Centre to discuss health & safety issues, followed by a tour of the Gardens when plans for 2019 will be explained. First working day will be 16 January - weather permitting.
Depending on the time of year: digging, weeding, pruning, edging, planting - A task list is provided next to the
sign-in sheet in the greenhouse.
For more experienced gardeners there are opportunities to lead teams in specific areas of the Gardens. Other tasks involve care for our National Collections, plant identification and labelling.
If you would like to volunteer in the Gardens but can't make Wednesday mornings, please contact us as we are piloting volunteer sessions on other days, including weekends.
Total hours for the year comes to an amazing 4013. In addition to the Wednesday Morning Volunteers this total now includes work done by our specialist propagators and experienced gardeners who volunteer at different times. Many thanks to all who help to keep the Gardens looking beautiful.
Can't make Wednesdays? see the note above.
FOBS ManagementThe committee rely on a group of volunteers to help the society run smoothly. Members help with activities such as: planning tours, organising the lecture programme, helping run the library, mailing out newsletters or learning how to be a Tour Guide.
Fundraising in support of the Gardens is also a major effort [see About FOBS for details].
New ideas are always welcome.
HELP WANTEDFOBS executive committee are seeking help from interested and talented FOBS members and volunteers.
Wanted someone to write articles about events in the Gardens and to liaise with the local newspapers to publicise FOBS activities
There are vacancies on the committee, an essential part of FOBS. No special skills required, just an interest in the Botanical Gardens and a willingness to help plan for the future.
If you are interested and can help - please email email@example.com or speak to the Chair at any FOBS meeting.