To our amazing volunteers: thank you, from everyone!

After a summer break, we’re pleased to wake up our blog with a thank you. It is no overstatement to say that Open Gardens Squares Weekend could not take place N17_Stationers_3without the hundreds of volunteers who work in gardens, in the London Parks and Gardens Trust central office and everywhere else in between, to plan, organise and run the weekend.

Many organisations and groups which opened gardens their gardens this year sent their feedback about the volunteers who went to work with them. Many visitors also commented on how much the volunteers had added to their enjoyment of the weekend. We wanted to share a few of their glowing comments.

“I just have to thank OGSW for the volunteers we requested for the first time this year. They were excellent and without them we may not have been able to participate.”

“friendly, welcoming and helpful”

“It was great having such a keen set of people on the welcome desk.”

“The people are some of the best things about OGSW.”

“Your volunteers are always courteous and knowledgeable.”

“We are particularly impressed with those who came very long distances to help our weekend be so successful. Thank you.”

Want to take part next year?

Volunteering opportunities for 2019 will open in January. Volunteers are will be given a free weekend ticket and guidebook in return for at least a half day’s volunteering, and you must be available on Saturday and Sunday during opening hours. Open Garden Squares Weekend 2019 will take place on 8 and 9 June.

To register your interest in advance please email ogswvols@londongardenstrust.org providing the information listed below, and we will add your details to our volunteers database.

  • First name and last name
  • Address
  • Phone number (including mobile)
  • Email address
  • Special requirements (we welcome volunteers of all abilities, but some of the gardens have difficult access arrangements so please let us know any special requirements or circumstances)