Community Gardener

Durham City

To help maintain and develop the Community Garden within Wharton Park as a wonderful community space for everyone to enjoy


Planting, propagating, tidying, pruning as per the seasons ,help with wildlife surveys, planning the evolvement of the garden. Support the Park Rangers and the Education team with their events in the Park if you wish.

Skills & Qualities

No specific gardening knowledge or skills needed but always welcome! A love of gardening and enjoyment of working with new people in the fresh air. Ability to garden safely.

When & Where?

Flexible timings and days although most members meet on Wednesday afternoons from 1.30 pm onwards.
Community Garden Wharton Park. We meet on other days particularly during the summer season.
Come along to our coffee/tea afternoons on the first Wednesday of each month April -October 2pm onwards

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Training can be provided and H& S inductions. Support from our friendly team is always available. Garden gloves are available but please wear suitable clothing warm ( when required)
Expenses other than for items purchased for the garden are not available.

Volunteer Benefits

Meet new people and enjoy being part of a friendly team who are creating a wonderful space for visitors to enjoy young and old.
Learn new skills in gardening and gain valuable knowledge about conservation and eco friendly gardening. Enjoy the rewards of seeing the garden develop as the seasons change. Be part of our social functions and community events in the Park.

Other Information

We are always happy to welcome new volunteers for as much or as little time as you can spare.
Please contact us if you would like more information and we can arrange to meet up in the garden.

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Hours: Flexible Type: Gardening

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