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Help with the continuing development and renewal of this historic parkland and gardens

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Basildon Park (National Trust) in RG8

Sitting elegantly in 162 hectares (400 acres) of historic parkland and gardens, Basildon Park is an 18th-century house, purchased by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950s, when it was de-requisitioned after the Second World War.

We are seeking volunteers to help in the continuing development and renewal of the garden/park through:

– planting trees and shrubs
– establishing borders and other garden features
– clearing, pruning and renovating areas

We are also seeking assistance with the general upkeep of the garden/park through:

– tidying-up, dead-heading, weeding, manuring and border upkeep
– caring for trees, shrubs and plants
– propagating and nursery work
– the upkeep of lawns and other grass areas; grass cutting
– maintaining garden machinery and equipment

The site already has an intriguing history and by joining our volunteer team you can help write the next chapter.

Contact person firstname
Ann Jenkin, Volunteers Support Team Administrator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01491 672922
Contact instructions?
Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday mornings
Location address line 1
Basildon Park
Line 2
Lower Basildon
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG8 9NR

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Tue AMTue PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changePrefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedKeen learnerEnjoys working outsidePhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
On site by gardening staff
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Staff and experienced volunteers
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Maximum age
80
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
3
Opportunity added on
29 August 2018