Introducing the story of Glendurgan

A volunteer talks to a couple of visitors on a sunny day at Glendurgan in Cornwall

Introductory talk volunteers engage visitors with the story of Glendurgan. Introducing the spirit of the place, they help visitors understand the garden and its position as well as pointing out other ways to continue the story such as guidebooks, audio and boards.

What's involved:

  • Greeting visitors in a warm, friendly and natural way

  • Developing a good knowledge of the garden and its story

  • Looking after the introductory talk area

  • Working with the visitor welcome staff team to give the best visitor experience possible

  • Developing your own 10 minute introductory talk based on guidelines

  • Sharing details of other forms of storytelling within the garden

  • Showing visitors the garden guidebook and letting them know where they can pick them up

  • Joining in with occasional training and sharing days with fellow volunteers

  • At least half a day a fortnight but ideally a day a week (Glendurgan is open Tuesday to Sunday and also open on bank holiday Mondays and all Mondays in August). Introductory talks are offered 10.30am to 3.30pm each day.

Primroses and bluebells
Primroses and bluebells flower on a lush green bank at Glendurgan in Cornwall
Primroses and bluebells

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Fox at the garden entrance
A lead fox in a running pose sits on top of a stone wall at Glendurgan in Cornwall
Fox at the garden entrance

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Email us or ring 01326 252021 to find out more or fill in an application form online