Training & Volunteers

The 6 acres of organically managed gardens and woodland at Merryweathers require a wide range of horticultural skills to keep them moving forward and as such provide a rich training ground for people wanting to learn such diverse things as vegetable growing, coppicing, tree and hedge planting, garden design, general garden maintenance, wildlife habitat creation, fruit tree pruning, plant propagation and much more.

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The Herb Garden at Merryweathers

We accept a limited number of committed volunteers to work with us on the project.  In exchange for their commitment and hard work we provide a broad and detailed knowledge base, practical experience working as part of a small, dedicated team and an idyllic, peaceful working environment, teeming with wildlife.

People volunteer for all sorts of reason:

  • To gain work experience
  • To train for a career
  • To increase confidence
  • The opportunity to work outside in a tranquil setting and forget your worries for a while
  • Exercise and fresh air
  • To help with a specific project, such as re-covering the polytunnel or clearing the overgrowth round the pond

If you think you might be interested in volunteering at Merryweathers please email liz@morethanjustagarden.co.uk or ring 01323 831726.  It could be the best decision you’ve made today.