Volunteer gardener at Hillier Gardens

Assist the Horticultural Team staff with general garden maintenance tasks

About the opportunity

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens have a world renowned botanical collection within 180 acres situated near Romsey and is a registered charity.  Originally the private garden of Sir Harold Hillier and his family they were given in trust to Hampshire County Council in 1977.  Our Volunteer Scheme has been in place for over 20 years 

Tasks and duties

Assisting the Horticultural Team staff with general garden maintenance tasks including:

  • weeding
  • planting
  • pruning
  • clearing brambles


Volunteers will be given a full induction prior to a starting date.

Volunteers are supervised at all times by trained Horticultural staff members.  

There will also be an opportunity to attend training workshops in various gardening skills and participate in regular Volunteer meetings.


Days and times will be agreed before starting and can vary from weekly to once or twice a month.  Hours would normally be from 9.30am to midday or 9.30am to 3pm, Mondays to Fridays.

A firm commitment will be required once accepted.

Who we are looking for

  • a keen and enthusiastic  interest in gardening
  • plant knowledge would be helpful
  • RHS qualifications would be advantageous but not essential
  • ability to be a team player and work under supervision
Gardening volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.