Volunteers wanted to promote wildlife-friendly gardening

Volunteers are being sought for a number of specialist roles with the Knoll Gardens Foundation, the Wimborne-based garden charity.
 
Knoll has championed the naturalistic style of gardening for many years believing it to be of benefit to gardeners and wildlife alike. Internationally renowned for its ornamental grasses and wildlife-friendly approach to horticulture, the garden is owned and run by Neil Lucas, best-selling author, Chelsea Gold Medal winner and RHS council member. The Knoll Gardens Foundation promotes the Knoll ethos to help gardeners across the UK create stunning gardens that also succeed in being friendly to wildlife.
 
The Foundation already benefits from the support of a dedicated team of volunteers. Further people are now needed to fill key roles as the Foundation grows and develops. These roles include garden guides, an administrator, and a social media wizard to help promote the charity and its work.
 
Anyone interested in finding out more about the volunteering opportunities at Knoll can visit www.knollgardensfoundation.org or meet Foundation representatives at the New Forest Volunteer Fair at Lyndhurst Community Centre on 30 January 2016. Alternatively you can call the gardens on 01202 873931.
 
Bob Sweet, Chairman of Trustees at the Foundation, said, “Knoll Gardens attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year. We need to recruit new volunteers who can help us to raise the awareness of our wildlife credentials to match the garden’s horticultural accolades.
 
“In return we can promise a warm welcome to everyone joining our dedicated and enthusiastic team and the opportunity to contribute to the development of a truly beautiful garden whilst helping to champion wildlife-friendly gardening throughout the UK.”