Volunteering at the Garden

A Rewarding Experience

Our volunteers are fundamental to the physic garden and carry out a central role in plant care throughout the season.  They say they experience many rewarding opportunities at Dilston Physic Garden and in a number of different and exciting ways.
As well as keeping all of the physic garden herbs healthy and happy and harvesting them to make tea or to dry and package them, volunteers also show visitors around and answer questions.

We provide any training needed and volunteers pick up herbal tip bits, enjoy good company and the odd healthy herbal lunch!

Volunteers can be reimbursed for travelling expenses and also have the chance to join a workshop of their choice, free of charge.

  • Tending the Garden

    Work alongside other volunteers and enjoy a central role in the upkeep and care of the physic garden species with the various weeding tasks under supervision. This is a physical task and tools are provided, though bring your own gloves if you have a favourite pair! There are unique opportunities to learn more about the health aspects of the medicinal plants from the signboards and from other members of the team and experienced herbalists associated with the garden.

  • Pot and Harvest Herbs.

    At different times of years our most popular herbs are ready to pot-up or to cut, dry and package and to sell in our shop. This a dedicated and rewarding task.

  • Meet our Visitors

    If you’re a people person then enjoy welcoming our visitors, guiding them around or providing Herbal Highways or other information about the plants, responding to their questions and assisting with purchases from our Botanic Bliss shop. Prior training given.

  • Welcoming Groups

    If you’d like to learn more you can assist with our booked group visits, including welcoming them, helping with parking arrangements, leading them to the physic garden entrance, providing a guided tour of the plants and different areas of the garden and assisting with purchases from the shop. Prior training given.