The garden has become a beautiful part of our town, because of the amazing volunteers that make it happen.

If you fancy volunteering your time, then there is something to suit everyone! We meet every Sunday 11-1, but someone can often be found pottering about on other days. Please get in touch, if you fancy joining in or want to know more.


 This is currently suspended until the current health crisis allows us to meet in groups,

please read our blog to keep up to date.

A snapshot of our daily and weekly activities:

Daily Jobs

Water garden /yard/on days it doesn’t rain May to Oct

Litter pick each morning

Put away cars, dinosaurs etc

Top up bee and animal water containers

Pick beans/peas/tomatoes/courgettes when ready


Weekly Jobs 

Liquid feed all plants in garden and patio (each ‘volunteers day’)

Deadhead plants

Take offshoots off tomato plants

Pull up weeds in garden

Check plants for aphids/eggs and remove

Check book tree: for ongoing book levels and damage

Blooming Old Gardener Blog

Watering Can

As well as the daily/weekly tasks, there is a whole feast of things that need to be done. 

Creative: Designing and creating new things to decorate the garden. Each year we have a theme, sometimes several! This allows you to get creative and bring some fun ideas to life. 

Practical: From basic woodwork, to wheelbarrow wielding, there is a LOT to do on the practical front. 

Friendly: We never underestimate the skills it takes to just talk to people, make a brew and build on our amazing community spirit. 

Funding: Funding allows us to create an even more vibrant and creative community, so any bid writing or fundraising skills are appreciated.

Donating: If you or a local business that wants to donate money or materials to help us build a better garden, then let us know. 

Social: We do a lot online, from blogging to twittering, so if you have any digital skills, then we can use you. 

If you have skills to offer than please do get in touch, but please don't feel you have to be an expert in anything to join in. Volunteering isn't just limited to the Sunday 11-1 slot, we can always work around that, if you have other commitments.