Horticulture Volunteers

Horticulture Volunteers

Our horticulture volunteers have the opportunity to choose which area of the Garden they would like to assist in - the Terrace Gardens, Four Seasons Garden, Rose Garden, or the Water Conservation Garden. Gardening activities include planting, weeding, deadheading, mulching, raking, and general garden tidying. All physical abilities and skill levels are welcome. Volunteers must be age 15 or older - younger volunteers must be approved in advance and accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Available: April – October or longer depending on the weather.

Natural Area Volunteers

The Natural Area provides volunteers with an opportunity to learn about the habitat and care of native plants in the Garden's pristine foothill region by assisting with restoration projects, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and native seed collection. Other opportunities include planting, pruning, and seasonal greenhouse activities. Working in the Natural Area includes physical labor (hiking, kneeling, bending, lifting, tool use, etc.) and working in a variety of weather conditions. Volunteers must be age 15 or older - younger volunteers must be approved in advance and accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Available: April – October or longer depending on the weather.

Greenhouse Volunteers (Currently Filled)

Greenhouse volunteers assist with the foundation of the Garden’s seasonal displays. They propagate plants from seeds and cuttings, and assist with transplanting, spacing, thinning, watering, and pruning until the plants are garden-ready. Greenhouse volunteers also plant and care for the Garden’s outdoor seasonal displays. Volunteers must be age 15 or older. Working in the greenhouse includes light lifting, getting a little wet on occasion, working with your hands, and handling small seeds and delicate plants.
Available: Year-round with August and December off.

Plant Curation Volunteers (Currently Filled)

Plant Curation volunteers assist staff in the vital record-keeping and research of plants throughout the Garden. This opportunity allows volunteers to learn botanical plant names, curation methods, GIS skills, basic photography, and data entry. Volunteers must be age 15 or older. Plant Curation includes standing for short periods, walking thoughout the entire Garden, and working in a variety of weather conditions.
Available: Year-round.








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