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.

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 Christmas lights, and other work as needed. If you sign up to volunteer, please remember to bring your own trowel, hand pruners, gloves and a hat. Volunteers are needed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. (Please call in advance to schedule Saturday volunteer time.)  For more information, contact Kathy McNamara at (504) 483-9464 or kmcnamara@nocp.org

Gardening at Carousel Gardens, Storyland, Big Lake
Volunteers lend a hand with weeding, pruning, deadheading, mulching, watering, planting/transplanting, bed preparation and other jobs as needed. We ask volunteers to bring a trowel, hand pruners, gloves and a hat. Volunteers are needed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Dan Preziosi at (504) 483-9464 or dpreziosi@nocp.org.

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 scapley@nocp.org.

Pelican Greenhouse
A gorgeous array of plants are propagated at Pelican Greenhouse for the Botanical Garden and City Park garden beds, including roses, tropical plants, vegetable, herbs, annuals and perennials. Volunteers help with propagation (seeds and cuttings), transplanting, watering and weeding. Volunteers are needed Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, contact Kathy McNamara at (504) 483-9464 or kmcnamara@nocp.org.

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 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. 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 scapley@nocp.org.

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