Join in

Ever wanted to get involved and volunteer with us?

  • Stunning roses © Bodnant Garden

    Garden guide

    Take visitors round the garden and bring it to life through the history, stories, plants, trees and the people who've played, visited or worked here.

    Show visitors around the Poem (Victorian mausoleum) or the Pin Mill (perhaps in Victorian costume if you so wish).

  • Fabulous scents © Bodnant Garden

    Welcome steward

    Welcome visitors to Bodnant Garden, help and direct them on their way and be our friendly face.

    Help out with our fundraising by selling raffle tickets or maybe manning our second hand book stall.

  • Colour and form © Bodnant Garden


    Work alongside our expert gardeners and learn from them, developing your skills and knowledge.

    Help Bodnant Garden remain a place of beauty and tranquillity 'for ever, for everyone'.

  • Vibrant colours © Bodnant Garden

    Volunteer co-ordinator

    Can you help manage our team of 80 plus volunteers?  Organise rotas, uniforms, recruitment, social events, training needs and so on?

    Would you like to get involved in the management and direction of this important National Trust garden?

  • Summer sights © Bodnant Garden


    Do you have a flair for sales? Help us to run the National Trust raffle and run our annual book stall.

    All proceeds raised will go towards special projects within the garden.

  • Why not give catering a whirl © Bodnant Garden

    Catering assistant

    Do you enjoy working in a busy, bustling environment and have an eye for customer service? Why not help out in our tea-rooms alongside our catering team?

    Take up the challenge of this rewarding frontline role helping to maintain our high standards.

Give us a call...

A once in a lifetime opportunity

Giving just one day a week of your time can make the world of difference. Young or old, tall or short, you're sure of a welcome into the Bodnant Garden family. Call us on 01492 650460 or email us to start your journey.

What's in it for you?

  • Get involved in the care of one of Wales's most famous gardens
  • Learn from our expert gardeners
  • Join in on social events, like our annual day out and meals
  • Get a copy of the property newsletter, The Grapevine
  • Be one of the first to hear about new discoveries in the garden
  • Help shape Bodnant Garden 'for ever, for everyone'
  • Pass on your care and interest to visitors of all ages and backgrounds
  • Receive the thanks, appreciation and recognition of these visitors
  • Help with our special evening events

Our volunteers say...

'I love every minute of volunteering at Bodnant Garden, it means so much to me, it's part of our heritage.  I enjoy meeting all who work and volunteer and meeting visitors.'

Doreen, Welcome Steward

The scent of lavender fills the air as you walk past © Bodnant Garden

The scent of lavender fills the air as you walk past

A unique place to learn

 Bodnant Garden is part of the Heritage Horticulture Skills Scheme (HHSS), which trains gardeners in specialized heritage horticulture skills. The scheme provides successful candidates with a 14-month, bursary supported placement at one of several top horticulture sites in Wales, including us. Students learn from the best, with an emphasis on high standards and practical excellence, helping them further themselves in the horticultural profession. If you'd like to find out more about being a student at Bodnant Garden email us.