Horticultural volunteers

Do you have green fingers? Could you spare some valuable time to regularly work together with our expert gardening staff and help to keep this special Garden looking wonderful?  Learn new skills, have fun and enjoy great satisfaction from being a Horticultural volunteer.


We are now recruiting for new horticultural volunteers. Please complete the application form and send together with your cv to ereece@chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk.  

We are also currently recruiting for a Volunteer Plant Labelling Assistant, details below:  

As an historic botanic garden Chelsea Physic Garden (CPG) carries out ongoing and essential work classifying and labelling its plant collection.

Under the direction of our Plant Records Officer, Tom Wells, we are looking to recruit an individual to work one day a week (ideally Friday), to produce our engraved labels and small signage. The ideal person will have a basic understanding of plant classification, an eye for detail and a working knowledge of PC’s. The individual must demonstrate long term commitment, of at least a year, to this important aspect of our work.

Tasks will include:

  • Styling and laying out a range of label formats plus developing new designs
  • Producing a range of taxonomically accurate labels and signs
  • Working with our Plant Records Officer

Training in using the automated Gravograph label engraving machine will be provided.

To apply for this volunteer position please complete an application form and email with your C.V. to ereece@chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk



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