Gardening Volunteer

Principle Tasks

We're looking for volunteers who love gardening to assist with the general upkeep of the garden through: tidying-up, dead- heading, weeding, border upkeep, caring for trees, shrubs and plants, the upkeep of lawns and other grass areas; grass cutting, clearing, pruning and renovating overgrown areas. We’d also like our volunteers to be confident talking to visitors about our gardens, and in particular our education garden where necessary.

The purpose of this role

- To ensure the maintenance of our beautiful Georgian walled garden

- To ensure the upkeep and renewal of our education garden

- To be proactive in assisting visitors ensuring excellent customer service


Knowledge and Experience

An interest in and knowledge of gardening is essential and this role will include manual work and some heavy lifting.

 A willingness to take responsibility for areas such as health and safety and security procedures.

What we would offer

Training will be provided. All volunteers will be provided with

-       An introduction to the museum and its garden.

-       Training in museum procedures.

-       The opportunity to get involved with museum garden projects where available.

Commitment of time

Flexible, to be agreed

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Mission Statement

The Museum of Farnham is housed in Willmer House, a Grade I listed building with many original features and a delightful walled garden.

Here you can discover the tales of William Cobbett and George Sturt whilst marveling at the inventions of John Henry Knight. Over the years Farnham has been home to many artists and craftsmen and the Museum has a fine collection by local artists including Stephen Elmer, WH Allen, Harold Falkner and Sir John Verney, as well as Farnham Greenware.

Our local studies library is a treasure trove of information on Farnham which cannot be found anywhere else. We have maps, census data, parish records, electoral rolls, street directories, newspapers, a photographic archive and more.

The walled garden is a hidden treasure of Farnham, with a tranquil and serene feel year round. Our Garden Gallery is a popular venue and available for hire for parties, exhibitions, talks and much more.