Anyone is welcome to join the friendly team of volunteers who meet every Thursday morning to help keep the Harris Garden looking beautiful.
Volunteering is fun, and a great way to get out into the open air, stay fit, and make new friends. We appreciate people with enthusiasm and commitment — particular skills are useful but definitely not essential. Tools are supplied, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own too.
Usually about 15 of us meet up around 9.00am (some keen volunteers arrive soon after 8.00am) for the morning’s tasks, such as clearing an overgrown area or planting spring bulbs. Beverages and biscuits are provided midmorning, when we take a well-earned break to admire our results! From time to time we also have little lunch celebrations.
If you have a specific interest in maintaining one garden area, or are only available on another day, we can always fit you in.
To find out more, you can email the Volunteer Coordinator using this link. Please complete the requested information as thoroughly as possible. After providing the requested information, for insurance purposes all new volunteers have a short induction before beginning work in the garden, but we promise you will be up to your ears in weeds, dead heading, and mulch before you know it!
The Harris Garden Volunteers were shortlisted for BBC Radio Berkshire's 2023 Make A Difference Green Award. The worthy winner was Maidenhead conservation stalwart Martin Woolmer. Hearty congratulations to Martin.
The Harris Garden award (below) is proudly displayed in the Senior Gardener's shed!
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