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 to help maintain the different areas in the Botanical Garden. Volunteers should bring gardening gloves, hand clippers, and a trowel if you have them. Wear clothes suitable for gardening and closed toe shoes.  If you are interested in volunteering at the garden you can call or email to schedule a time. Most volunteers work weekday mornings from 9-12. For more information or to set a time, contact Kathy McNamara at kmcnamara@nocp.org or (504) 483-9464.  If you are trying to schedule a large group please contact City Park's Volunteer Coordinator, Tyler Haven, thaven@nocp.org, 504-483-9412.

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.

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 scapley@nocp.org.

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

If you pass through City Park at night or early in the morning, you'll notice LED lights illuminating the Monteleone Columns at the Lelong entrance to the park. The colored lights are changed for holidays and special events.