Volunteer at Ventnor Botanic Garden

Above, Apprentices, interns and trainees at VBG

Staff, volunteers and students at the garden.

Volunteer enthusiasm and dedication inspires Friends, staff and visitors to our garden.

 The importance of Volunteers at Ventnor Botanic Garden can scarcely be exaggerated – it would be impossible to achieve the results that we do without a group of committed individuals who are willing to contribute their energies in a variety of ways.  All our volunteers are amazing and we are very thankful to them.


                                       French students Mathilde and Thomas working amongst the Hedychiums

This garden is a wonderful place for volunteers to make a contribution to their community, form new friendships, learn new skills, have fun and be a part of everything we have here.

                                         Volunteers and members of VBG Friend's Society picking hops 2011

You’ll find volunteer choices to suit your interests, talents, experience and abilities.  Specialised training may  be offered to prepare you for your   volunteer role – in other cases enthusiasm will be  the only ability you need.

 Whatever your interest, talent or ability, we will explore opportunities for you in our volunteer programme.

We hope we will hear from you and meet you soon – its easy – simply contact us on 01983 855397 or email volunteers@botanic.co.uk

The Ventnor Botanic Garden Scholarship

This is offered to professional horticulturists working in botanic gardens or other large celebrated gardens, or students undertaking higher horticultural qualifications.  It involves working alongside VBG garden staff, but on a voluntary basis.  VBG will provide return ferry travel to the island and accommodation for the duration of the work placement.  These are short term placements, usually of one week to a month, and are available throughout the year.  For details or to apply, contact us on 01983 855397 or email volunteers@botanic.co.uk