Garden Volunteers

To help us prepare our award winning gardens to open to the public as a National Trust destination

If you love gardens as much as we do then you'll know they need a lot of care and attention. Volunteer gardeners do practical work to help keep Middlethorpe in peak condition and looking eye catching.

By getting involved, you could:

  • Keep fit and healthy
  • Get your hands dirty and enjoy the great outdoor 
  • Use your gardening know-how, and learn more
  • Be part of a varied and enthusiastic team and make new friends
  • Really enjoy a cup of tea - it tastes better after all that fresh air!

What's involved?

  • Helping the garden team with everyday practical tasks to keep the garden looking its best
  • Looking after garden machinery and equipment
  • Being a friendly face for visitors and answering any questions
  • Helping with projects like new planting or clearing overgrown areas
  • You are important in making sure things run as smoothly and safely as possible - this   includes getting to know health and safety and evacuation procedures
  • There might occasional be some other activities that are of interest to you, that we could use your help with.

This role will suit you if you are:

  • Keen to work in a team
  • Happy to work outside in all weathers
  • Interested in gardening and have a bit of experience
  • Reasonably fit - you'll be on your feet, bending and stretching during the day
  • Available at least once a fortnight