39 people are interested
Love Gardening? Horticulture Volunteers needed!
ORGANIZATION: Tyler Arboretum
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39 people are interested
Do you like working outdoors and don’t mind getting dirty? Then why not join our dedicated and fun-loving Horticulture volunteer group in the care and upkeep of our landscape?
This is an active role and you must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time outdoors (in all sorts of weather, light rain or sunshine). You will work with knowledgeable staff who are experienced in many the horticulture tasks that keep Tyler’s grounds looking their best.
Samples of the type of work you can choose to do include weeding, maintaining paths, basic pruning, setting up events, planting, brush clearing, mulching, chipping, garden clean up.
Some knowledge of gardening is helpful but is not essential.
Located in the heart of Delaware County, PA, Tyler Arboretum is a place of natural beauty and history dating back to the time of William Penn. Today, Tyler serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education, and the preservation of natural lands.
08:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Every Tuesday and Wednesday available for volunteer hours
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063, US
At Tyler Arboretum, our mission is to preserve, enhance, and share our heritage, collections, and landscapes, to create and inspire stewards of the natural world.
Located in the heart of Delaware County, PA, Tyler Arboretum is a place of natural beauty and history dating back to the time of William Penn. It encompasses 650 acres of renowned plant collections, heritage and champion trees, historic buildings, and 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education, and the preservation of natural lands.
What We Do
School programs serve nearly 7,000 elementary and preschool students from 20 districts in surrounding counties and four states.
Life-long adult learners participate in hands-on workshops and classes on gardening, sustainable horticulture and botanical arts as well as field studies about birds and native plants. Kids and families enjoy discovery opportunities exploring plants and nature.
Kids get outdoors and have fun learning about the natural world through summer camp, scout programs and eco-birthday parties.
Tyler is recognized as an IBA (Important Bird Area) by the National Audubon Society and maintains an active Bluebird Nest box program with 47 monitored and maintained boxes.
Nine tree houses are open seasonally, generally from Mid-April through December.
Tyler’s 1,400-square-foot Butterfly House is filled with native butterflies, caterpillars, chrysalis and the plants they depend upon for survival. The House is open in July and August.
515 Painter RoadMedia, PA 19063
July 18, 2023
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Four hours/month is the minimum required. Ideally, volunteers are available to volunteer one to two mornings per week, year round, as your schedule fits. Winter work is available
- Good stamina, endurance, and patience. Willingness to work as part of a team and to accomplish assignments. Some of the work can be physically demanding while other tasks are less strenuous.