Friends & Volunteers

Our Volunteers

The Elford Hall Garden Project has, from the outset, been entirely volunteer run.    Almost all of the restoration work and ALL of the gardening and general maintenance  has been done by volunteers and the site is currently maintained by a group of 20 or so dedicated souls who give their time and skills freely and generously (see photo above). Our volunteers work at their own pace and on tasks they choose for themselves.   We find that this keeps everyone happy and gives people ‘ownership’ of the project!    Volunteers come as often as they wish and stay for as long as they feel able, so volunteering at the garden can be as easy or as demanding as they like.    Our volunteering days are from 9.30am till 4pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the year.   These are good days to visit as you might get shown around or invited for a cuppa!

We need volunteers to help to keep this garden looking cared for.   We are always happy to welcome new recruits!!

What are the personal benefits of volunteering?

Friendship and meeting new, like-minded people

Fresh air and exercise in a peaceful environment

Physical Health benefits

Mental Health benefits

Learning new skills

A sense of purpose and pride from being involved in something really worthwhile

Giving something back to the community

The satisfaction of saving a lovely place from development

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Our Friends

Being a self-funded enterprise, we are lucky to be supported by the ‘Friends of the Walled Garden’ and their annual subscription of £20 helps us to meet our annual costs and still allows us to give access to visitors without making any admission charges.   We are always happy to welcome new recruits here too!!!! Click here to download a membership form.   Please!


And click here to download a gift aid form which will boost your membership donation by 25%.

You can use the form here to get in touch with us.