Friends of Highdown Gardening Group
Would you like to help tend a garden with rare plants from around the world? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Friends of Highdown Gardening Group from April 2021.
Highdown Gardens is famous for its unique exotic plants collected by Plant Hunters in the early 1900’s. The plants hold high scientific value due to their success in adapting to Downland chalk soil, and in 1989 were recognised by Plant Heritage as a National Plant Collection. Highdown recently gained funding from the National Lottery to conserve these special plants. The project has involved building a new sensory garden, and a greenhouse where these fragile plants are being propagated and catalogued.
What you will be doing:
You will work alongside Highdown’s Craft Gardeners on a variety of gentle gardening tasks including: Planting, weeding, pruning, raking leaves and constructing ornamental features.
You do not need any gardening experience, however this role does require:
- Lots of enthusiasm to get involved
- Getting your hands dirty!
- Volunteering in all weather conditions
- Working as part of a team
- Good physical health.
- Gain gardening experience and knowledge from our team of skilled Craft Gardeners
- You’ll get to work in a beautiful garden surrounded by exotic and rare plants
- Be part of a an enthusiastic team at the heart of your local community
There is no minimum requirement, however we would expect you to volunteer at least once per month.
Highdown Gardens is located just off of the A259 (Littlehampton Road), which is a dual carriageway. There is a car park on site, bus stops approximately a 15 minute walk away, and Goring-by-sea train station an18 minute walk away.
Please go to the Highdown Garden 'How to Find Us' web page for further travel details. https://www.highdowngardens.co.uk/contact/how-to-find-us/
When do I need to be available?
|Details||Gardening sessions are held every Thursday morning. Ideally we would like you to volunteer at least once per month.|
Where does this role take place?
33 Highdown Rise (off Littlehampton Road)
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
Support on Offer
Volunteers will be supported by craft gardeners during sessions
- This role is adaptable for different abilities