lunchVolunteers Make a Difference!

Volunteers are important partners and participants in the Beatrix Farrand Society’s mission to foster the art and science of horticulture and landscape design, with emphasis on the life and work of Beatrix Farrand.

Share your time, interest and knowledge.  Make new friends while exploring, discovering and learning together! There are many opportunities to get involved. Let us know of your special skills and interests.  We’ll match them to a volunteer opportunity.

We are always looking for volunteers to work in the garden, assist in the library, and help out with Open Days at Garland Farm. If you would like to volunteer during the growing season,

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What opportunities are available?

  • Docent – Open Days – -greet visitors, lead tours, share information and answer questions (Open days are Thursdays 1-4)
  • Assisting with programs – help set up, greet visitors, collect fees, clean up after programs (People who assist with programs are welcome to attend the programs for free)
  • Photographer – take photos for use in publications, press releases, website, documentation

How many hours must I volunteer?
No minimum amount of time is required. Just let us know what works for you.

Is training available?
Yes. An orientation meeting is provided each year.  Docents for Open Days are trained about various aspects of Beatrix Farrand’s life and work as well as Garland Farm.


How do I apply? Please email us at to express your interest.