Botanical Garden Volunteer

Volunteer at the New Orleans Botanical Garden!

Volunteering is an excellent way to meet fellow garden enthusiasts and to accumulate hours toward gardening certificates and community service projects.

Looking for ways to volunteer at New Orleans City Park? Visit the City Park volunteer page. 

Gardening at Botanical Garden
Volunteers pitch in with planting, weeding, trimming, pruning, deadheading, collecting cuttings for propagation, collecting seeds, removing or installing holiday lights, and other work as needed. If you sign up to volunteer, please bring gardening gloves, hand clippers, and a trowel. Come Friday morning between 9am and noon and work with LSU AgAgents Joe Willis and Chris Dunaway.  Master Gardeners and volunteers will work at a variety of gardening tasks maintaining the different gardens in the Botanical Garden. Groups interested in volunteering at the garden can call or email to schedule a time. For more infomation, or to set a time, contact Kathy McNamara at or (504) 483-9464.

Trial and Demonstration Gardens

We need volunteers to help maintain, propagate and plant gardens displaying All-America Selections Winners, Louisiana Super Plants and some of the newest plants on the market from leading seed companies. For more information, contact Susan Capley at (504) 483-9473 or

School Tour Guides

Share your passion for plants with school children! Volunteer tour guides are trained to lead tours of children grades K-8. Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday at 10am and 11am in the spring and fall. This program offers a wonderful opportunity to work with children and share your interest in gardening. For more information, contact Susan Capley at (504) 483-9473 or



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