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 additional information, please contact Mark Meunier at or call 504-483-9427.   If you are trying to schedule a large group please contact City Park's Volunteer Manager, Tyler Havens,, 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 us at

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 us at



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