Horticulture/Gardening - Indoor - Conservatory Change-Out

Activity Description

Volunteers assist with the removal and installation of the Hughes Conservatory seasonal displays and related plant materials. This opportunity occurs four times each year and includes the installation of the RG Express train and decorating holiday trees.

2024 Theme: Living Landscapes

  • Spring Exhibit: Cottage Core
  • Summer Exhibit: Life on the Lanai
  • Fall Exhibit: The Drying Shed
  • Winter Exhibit: RG Express Train & Santa's Workshop

What to do when you arrive

  • This activity starts before the Gardens opens to the general public. Here's how to enter the gardens before we open.
  • Sign in (via front desk kiosk or your phone app), then meet in the Headhouse or Conservatory.
  • We'll provide all the necessary tools, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gardening gloves. 
  • Please note that signup for this volunteer activity closes around 4:00 p.m. the previous day to allow staff time to prepare for the upcoming shift and communicate where to meet with volunteers.

Activity Locations

Garden spaces include Hughes Conservatory, Events Hallway, and Lobby. See Map. 




Training and Requirements

  • All volunteers will receive onsite training by the appropriate staff member.
  • General physical activity associated with some of these assignments has risks.
  • Services provided may include activities that may be hazardous including, but not limited to using garden tools, lifting soil, rocks or other objects, etc.

Staff Leaders


Jessie Liebenguth, Glasshouse Horticulturist 

 Debbi Regennitter, Glasshouse Assistant


Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 24 total shifts) for this activity are as follows

Date Start Time End Time
Monday, July 29, 2024 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Monday, July 29, 2024 1:30 PM 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 1:30 PM 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 1:30 PM 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 01, 2024 8:30 AM 1:30 PM
Thursday, August 01, 2024 1:30 PM 4:00 PM
Friday, August 02, 2024 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, November 03, 2024 4:00 PM 7:00 PM