Under the guidance of our Head Gardener gardeners convene at the Walled Garden each week throughout the year to maintain existing beds and planting, undertake the seasonal tasks incumbent with a Walled Garden, breathe life back into wider areas of the garden, utilise our historic potting shed and propagation houses, and ensure the ever-changing garden provides new areas of interest alongside its existing beauty each year.  Last year a rose arbour was installed in the garden  (courtesy of the Conservation Group) to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Walled Garden Volunteer Project. Roses, carefully chosen and planted last year, have already began their steady climb to cover the structure.  Within a few years we hope the new arbour will begin to mirror an earlier arbour that existed in the garden, of which a single grainy photograph remains.

The cactus team have recently been re homed in propagation house three, a much safer environment for our cactus collection and close at hand to the other branches of the Volunteer Project.  The collection is now accustomed to its new home and is flourishing under the volunteer team’s care.

Would you like to work at this historic, Capability Brown designed Walled Garden?  Gardeners come from diverse backgrounds, from hobbyists and enthusiasts, those from professional horticultural backgrounds to complete novices.   We are a friendly and enthusiastic group and are always seeking to increase our numbers.  Email: to arrange to come in on one of our volunteer days (Wednesday or Friday) for an informal chat to discuss ways in which you could join us. 

There are many roles within the gardening group.  From general gardener to specialist beds (ie; herbs) working within the prop houses, manning the shop.  If both practical and horticultural skills are required training will be provided.

Volunteering at the Walled Garden Volunteer Project

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