Working and Learning
The Perennial Garden volunteer crew works with the arboretum's assistant curator to maintain the Pollination and Zoo gardens as well as the Iris Collection, a small vegetable garden, and other plantings around the Quarters Building. Some common tasks include hand weeding, planting, spreading mulch, watering plants, and labeling specimens. No experience is necessary. Join us and learn how to grow beautiful plants, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors!
When and Where
The crew meets every Thursday morning during the growing season from 9 AM – 12 PM, weather permitting. Regular meetings generally run from early April - November, with occasional meetings in the off-season as needed. All regular communication for this group is by email. The assistant curator will send an email to all registered volunteers the Wednesday before each volunteer shift, informing of any changes to the regular schedule and providing a brief description of anticipated volunteer activities that week. The crew meets at the information kiosk across from the main parking lot.
Ready to Join?
If this all sounds good to you, simply click the link below and fill out the form to sign up. You will begin receiving weekly volunteer emails during the growing season and be invited to join the crew for all regular workdays. Note that signing up is not a commitment to taking on a certain number of hours - you can join us as often or as rarely as you please.