Volunteer gardening and horticultural training in Sydney Gardens
Volunteer in a weekday gardening session, come along to a training session, or help the Friends on their second Sunday of the month volunteer gardening session.
Due to COVID-19, we had to cancel all our public events and activities planned for 2020, including our volunteer gardening sessions and horticultural programme.
In July 2020, we trialled Covid-safe volunteer sessions. In August, we restarted small group volunteer gardening sessions (6 people including session leaders) and these will continue through the Autumn and Winter of 2020-21.
Contact Mali Kedward, the Horticultural Participation Officer to find out more.
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Every Wednesday: Volunteer Gardening - 10am – 11.30am
Join us in Sydney Gardens for outdoor gardening and conservation volunteering. Enjoy the fresh air and the plants and nature. Activities will vary each week but could include planting, weeding, pruning, scrub clearance etc.
No gardening experience necessary, but we welcome your skills if you're a gardener! Tools and gloves provided. Please wear sturdy footwear and long sleeves! Bring a drink and a snack as needed.
Second Sundays: Volunteer Gardening - Every Second Sunday of the Month, 10am – 12 noon -
Contact the Friends of Sydney Gardens to see if they have space on their volunteer gardening session (maximum of 6 participants), and for advance information about following Covid-19 government guidance and social distancing measures.
Past Gardening Activities, 2019
First Thursdays: Volunteer Gardening - 3rd October, 7th November & 5th December, 10am - 12 noon
Help us enhance Sydney Gardens for wildlife and for people. Come along on the first Thursday of the month to join in with gardening and conservation activities led by Mali. No previous experience necessary. Meet by the park entrance behind the Holburne Museum. Tools and gloves provided.
Hazel Hurdle Making - Saturday 9th November, 10am - 1pm
Conservation Gym Taster Session - Saturday 23rd November, 10am - 12noon & 1pm - 3pm
Are you interested in helping to improve the biodiversity of Sydney Gardens whilst getting fitter? Join us for an active volunteering session. Come along to either a morning or afternoon session, or both of them! No previous experience necessary. Wear sturdy footwear and comfy clothing. All tools provided. Meet at the park entrance behind the Holburne Museum.