Amisfield garden is very largely run by and for volunteers organised by our full-time Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers contribute over 6,000 man hours per year, working to develop and maintain the garden. We welcome individual volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and parties from primary schools to large businesses wishing to develop team building skills.
We run volunteering sessions each weekday (except for Tuesdays) and on Saturday mornings. There is no obligation to attend each week or for a particular session.
What to expect
Why do people volunteer with us? Well, come and try it yourself to find out! There is a lot of satisfaction in working as part of a team to create a beautiful garden for others to enjoy, and Amisfield is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours in the tranquil peace and security of a walled garden. There are jobs for all abilities, from dead-heading roses or pricking out seedlings to picking fruit and, if you feel like it, the more physically demanding jobs like digging, weeding and trimming hedges.
We also organise training days to learn new skills and visits to other garden projects or nurseries to learn how other people work in horticulture. And then there are some purely social events such as the summer barbeque and the Christmas lunch.