Volunteer in the Super Nursery in Hyde Park
Hyde Park

Become a gardening & growing volunteer

Helping our gardens flourish – from seed to harvest.

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been gardening or growing your own for years, or if you want to try something you haven’t done before. Being a gardening and growing volunteer can feel great. The chance to tend to plants and watch them flourish is particularly rewarding.  

We’re always looking for volunteer gardeners and horticulture volunteers to help us care for the Royal Parks gardens. You don’t need to be an expert, or have any hands-on gardening experience, just enthusiasm, a love of fresh air and a little bit of exercise. Our expert Royal Parks gardeners are very friendly and always happy to share practical skills and gardening knowledge with everyone who wants to know more.  

Gardening & growing opportunities

Bushy Park Flowers Spring

Gardening volunteer

Weekly gardening groups across the Royal Parks. Working in incredibly special horticultural areas. We are looking for volunteers who can ideally come weekly on the specified volunteer days and who would like to participate for a minimum of 6 months.

This is dependent on which park you want to volunteer in. Please click on the links below for more details.

Anyone who enjoys working outdoors and is passionate about gardening and horticulture. The work is often quite physical, but a range of tasks is often provided.

Have a read of the details and sign up via the Volunteer Hub through the links below.  You will need to apply for these opportunities so please ensure you read all of the opportunity details before pressing submit. If the opportunity is full it will show as closed to applications. Do keep checking back as these will open back up periodically.

Greenwich Park Gardening Group - Tuesday 
Greenwich Park Gardening Group - Thursday  
Hyde Park  Gardening Group - Monday 
Isabella Gardening Group (Richmond Park) - Tuesday & Thursday 
Kensington Gardens Gardening Group - North side - Tuesday

Gardening volunteers working in the Hyde Park Super Nursery

Nursery volunteer

A weekly volunteering session (Monday – Friday, mornings and afternoons) at the Hyde Park Plant Nursery.   

Hyde Park  


Monday 9am-1pm or 12pm-4pm
Tuesday 9am-1pm or 12pm-4pm
Wednesday 9am-1pm or 12pm-4pm
Thursday 9am-1pm or 12pm-4pm
Friday 9am-1pm or 11am-3pm

Volunteers would ideally need to commit to a regular day/slot as the tasks have to be planned ahead and we have limited capacity. Before starting at the nursery, volunteers will need to attend a 60 minute site induction and nursery introduction. One induction takes place each month. At the start of each subsequent session toolbox talks will be given on the tasks to be completed

Anyone who enjoys working with plants and is passionate about horticulture. The work is often quite physical, can be indoors or outdoors, but a range of tasks is often provided. 

Have a read of the role description and sign up via the Volunteer Hub. We will only be accepting limited numbers to the programme and may need to temporarily close the opportunity when we have reached capacity. Do keep checking back though as spaces can open up.

The allotment at Kensington Gardens

Volunteering in The Allotments at Kensington Gardens & Regent's Park

The Kensington Garden and Regent's Park Allotments are beautiful growing spaces run by a small group of volunteers. Volunteers help with various tasks such as planting, weeding, watering and generally keeping the allotment in tip top condition!

This the ideal opportunity for anyone with an interest in food growing, open to anyone over the age of 18, no previous experience required. Volunteers are asked to commit to regular sessions.

To find out more information and submit an application please visit our Volunteer Hub.


The Royal Parks Volunteer Hub

Register here if you have seen an opportunity on our website and would like to sign up.