Volunteer gardening in Preston Park
Friends of Preston Park
Preston Park is one of the largest and best-used parks in the city and hosts many important events including the Brighton Marathon and Brighton Pride.
The Friends of Preston Park works with the council and other community groups to provide the best possible experience for all park users.
We are looking for volunteers to help restore the park to its former glory after the pandemic.
If you have gardening experience then that will be useful but is certainly not essential.
How you will benefit:
- You will learn new skills
- You will meet lots of others with similar interests
- You will be helping make the park a better place for the whole community.
Currently, we have three sessions of volunteer gardening each week. These run from 10.00 am to 13.00 pm, although you are not obliged to stay the whole session if this doesn’t suit you – any time you can give is most welcome.
Tuesday’s sessions are at the Rose Garden, Wednesday’s at The Rockery (over the other side of the A23), and Thursday’s at the front flower beds and sometimes the Dahlia Walk (between the tennis courts).
Tools and gardening gloves are available but you may like to bring your own gloves and trowel. The groups of gardeners are very friendly and welcoming.
If you’d like to volunteer, we first recommend that you join the Friends of Preston Park which costs nothing and only takes two minutes. That way you are ‘in the system’. Go to https://www.friendsofprestonpark.org/?page_id=14
Then, if you like, you can just turn up at one of the sessions and make yourself known. Go to the chalet at the Rockery at 10 am on your chosen day where City Parks Garden Manager Andy Jeavons will have a quick chat and tell you all about the day ahead. Who knows? You may even get one of our new volunteer T-shirts!
When do I need to be available?
Where does this role take place?
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer
- This role is adaptable for different abilities