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There are so many different reasons to volunteer, whatever motivates you to help us by offering your time and skills we hope you will find the experience a positive one. However, here are some of the main benefits of becoming a volunteer:

Learn new skills
Work alongside experts in their field
Good for your C.V
Make new friends
Knowing your are making a unique and valuable contribution to the work of a charity

why volunteer at the garden house?

Knowing you will be working at one of the most important and beautiful gardens in England as part of a friendly team of staff and volunteers.
Knowing you will be supporting the Fortescue Garden Trust, the small independent charity which owns and administers this wonderful West Devon garden.
We value our volunteers, and have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities – in the garden, in the Plant Sales area, meeting and greeting the Garden’s 25,000 pa visitors and much more. What would you like to do? How do you think you might be able to help?

volunteer benefits

Free admission to The Garden House for yourself and a guest throughout the time you volunteer
Free coffee/tea during volunteer hours
Free lunch when working a full day
25% discount in the Tearoom for up to 2 people
33% discount on sale of plants

would you like to find out more?

Call us on 01822 854769, or e-mail us  at: and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Maybe you would like to visit The Garden House to discuss volunteering opportunities? Do make contact, and we’d be delighted to arrange a meeting with one of our staff.

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