You can volunteer and help at Wellington Botanic Garden by acting as a host or joining a Friends of the Garden project.
There is a lively group of volunteers who make an important contribution to the Wellington Botanic Garden. While some donate a few hours each month, other volunteers are in the Garden weekly.
Volunteers help in many different ways. Their time and effort ranges from planting and pruning to leading guided tours. People from all over the world come to volunteer for a day or several months.
Volunteer as a host
Wellington City Council looks for friendly enthusiastic hosts, especially through the cruise ship season of November - April.
You don't need in-depth knowledge of plants or gardening, but a little will help.
Hosting commitments are 2½-hour sessions during the cruise ship season that are arranged to suit your availability.
Friends of the Garden
The Friends of Wellington Botanic Garden is a voluntary organisation that supports the Garden by:
- providing a guiding service for visitors, using trained volunteer guides
- hosting visitors
- raising funds for Garden projects, arranging lectures, bulb sales, social functions and displays of historic and heritage interest.
Members receive quarterly newsletters and invitations to Garden events. Annual membership fees are:
- $20 for individuals and businesses
- $25 for families
- $15 for students
- $25 for schools and community groups
- $500 for life membership