Introducing the story of Glendurgan

Volunteer walk and talk at Glendurgan

Walk and talk volunteers engage visitors with the story of Glendurgan, introducing its spirit and history and taking visitors on a walk through the valley to the maze at the heart of the garden.

What's involved:

  • Greeting visitors in a warm, friendly and natural way
  • Developing a good knowledge of the garden and its story
  • Working with the visitor welcome staff team to give the best visitor experience possible
  • Developing your own 10 minute introductory talk based on guidelines
  • Building a knowledge of what plants are at Glendurgan and pointing out seasonal highlights
  • 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
  • Ideally at least half a day a fortnight but the rota is flexible (Glendurgan is open Tuesday to Sunday and also open on bank holiday Mondays and all Mondays in August).
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

This role will suit you if you are...

  • Friendly, helpful and enjoy meeting people
  • Happy to learn and share stories
  • Prepared to be outdoors for most of the time
  • Interested in gardens, Cornwall or history

By getting involved you could...

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends
  • Help to introduce all sorts of people to a much-loved family place, quite different from a traditional garden and with many stories to tell
  • Support the National Trust as a charity in giving people experiences that move, teach and inspire.

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