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1500 Hermann DriveHouston, TX 77004
Digging in the dirt


Garden Group Options:

*It's okay if you need to leave early, and you don't need to attend every week.

Wednesday Morning, McGovern Centennial Gardens 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (from 9-11 we work on a garden project like weeding, trimming plants, or mulching and the last hour we harvest food.)

Saturday Morning, McGovern Centennial Gardens 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

See other post for our Thursday Morning garden opportunity at the Japanese Garden from 9 - 11 a.m.

Garden Volunteers: How does our garden grow? With your help! If you enjoy working in a garden join in to be part of this garden’s dedicated corps of volunteers. Your passion and experience will be a beneficial contribution to the success of this new garden. Time spent in a garden can help to relieve stress, increase activity levels, and promote better health. Regular workdays and training sessions will soon begin!

Centennial Garden Greeter Volunteers: (experience not required;able to walk distances, training provided). Your help is needed on Saturday and Sundays to help our new HPC Centennial Garden staff keep tabs on all the comings and goings within the park. Volunteers will stroll through the new gardens directing visitors through the various gardens and making sure visitors observe Park rules. Volunteer shifts for Saturdays and Sundays are 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm.

Volunteer at Hermann Park Conservancy’s new McGovern Centennial Gardens! The Gardens delight visitors with traditional features like a rose garden, and new areas to explore such as an interactive family garden, an arid garden, a 30-foot garden mount, and a sculpture promenade featuring public art donated by countries around the world The new gardens will receive many visitors! Assist Park staff in making sure their visit is enjoyable for all as well helping to maintain Hermann Park to a high standard.

To begin the volunteer process, fill out an application and please attend one of our volunteer orientations. We will discuss information about Hermann Park Conservancy, volunteer positions in detail and go on a scavenger hunt to become more familiar with the garden space.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:

FULL Saturday January 21st, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday January 26th, 3:00-4:00 p.m. sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544aaa72aa0f85-volunteer12

Saturday January 28th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544aaa72aa0f85-volunteer14

*These dates are for orientation, not for group volunteer opportunities. Please contact volunteer coordinator if you wish to schedule a group volunteer date.

Email volunteer coordinator for more details about attending a volunteer orientation.

Contact volunteer coordinator at volunteer@hermannpark.org for more information and to request an application.


  • People Skills
  • Environmental Science
  • Community Outreach
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers should enjoy the outdoors and walking in a relaxed setting

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