Garden Volunteer at Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden

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ORGANIZATION: HIGHLINE BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNDATION

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We are looking for volunteers who can work in the Garden on their own once or twice during the week specifically on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

We currently need help with:

  • Weeding
  • Watering Potted Plants & Garden Beds
  • Deadheading

We provide tools, snacks and gloves but feel free to bring your own gloves.

The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden was started by nearly 200 volunteers over 20 years ago. To this day, the Garden survives with the help of generous volunteers who dedicate their time to keep the grounds kept. If you have free time and want to help out at the Garden please join our team!

2 Shifts

  • morning / 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
    You can stay as long as you'd like.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About HIGHLINE BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNDATION

Location:

PO BOX 69384, SEATAC, WA 98168, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to manage and develop a public garden based on a plant collection that demonstrates the best horticultural and environmental practices and that creates beauty for the public to enjoy. The Highline Botanical Garden Foundation (HBGF) is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation in the State of Washington.

Description

The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden was planted in 2000 and opened to visitors in 2001. The HBGF was founded by volunteers in 1999 that were committed to creating a regional garden in the Highline area, starting with the preservation of the Elda Behm's garden that stood in the shadow of SeaTac Airport’s proposed third runway. Through efforts of volunteers, the City of SeaTac, and the Port of Seattle, the Foundation moved thousands of plants from Elda’s garden. In 2005 the Seike Family and City of SeaTac relocated the Seike Japanese Garden from the nearby Des Moines Nursery that was scheduled for demolition due to the Airport expansion. Many of the plants in this collection are over 100 years old.
The Garden has slowly expanded by adding plant society beds with display gardens including roses, daylilies, irises, species fuchsia, and hardy fuchsia. Our most recent gardens include the Neighborhood Heritage Garden, Victory Garden, and Woodland Garden. We are also home to a community garden, apiary, and propagation area and greenhouse. The Foundation has built infrastructure to sustain the Garden: irrigation, pathways, and water features. Expansion occurs, according to the Garden’s master plan, as funding becomes available.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Environment
Arts & Culture, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

13735 24th Avenue SouthSeaTac, WA 98168

(47.48029,-122.30395)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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