Volunteers are being sought for 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. The garden is owned and run by Neil Lucas, Chelsea gold medal winner and RHS council member and senior judge. It is internationally renowned for its ornamental grasses and wildlife-friendly approach to horticulture. 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 but additional people are now needed to fill some key roles. These include plant cataloguer, fundraisers, garden tour guides, project/event organisers and clerk to the trustees.
Anyone interested in finding out more can visit www.knollgardensfoundation.org or meet foundation representatives at the New Forest Volunteer Fair at Lyndhurst Community Centre on 31 January 2015. Alternatively call the gardens on 01202 873931.
Bob Sweet, Chairman of Trustees at the Foundation, said, “Knoll Gardens already attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year. We need people who can help to make a visit to Knoll a day to remember and who can offer the range of experience that a charity such as the Knoll Gardens Foundation needs.
“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.”