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Volunteering at Rowallane Garden

Gardener at work in the Walled Garden at Rowallane Garden, County Down
Gardener at work in the Walled Garden at Rowallane Garden | © National Trust Images/Conor Edgell

Do you want to spend your time learning, meeting people and being part of a great team? Belfast has a wide variety of places we look after and opportunities to get involved in, there really is something to suit everyone.

Roles and Opportunities

Rowallane Garden, one of the most beautiful garden's in Northern Ireland, offers visitors a quiet retreat where they can connect with nature and enjoy time to themselves, or with friends and family. Our volunteers play a large role in keeping the garden's beautiful all year round, and creating an environment where everyone feels welcome.

Whether your interests lie in nature conservation, gardening, or helping people enjoy our spaces on their terms, there will be an opportunity to suit.

You could learn the stories of Rowallane Garden and help to share this with visitors by getting involved in our programming.

Careers engagement and development

Playing our part to support the development of skills for employment, facilitating work experience and supporting academic placements is an important part of the life of at Rowallane Garden Please get in touch to find out more.

Why join us?

There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Learn about the history of this special place.

You do not have to be an expert gardener: we will provide all the training and support that you need. A willingness to learn and to share your enthusiasm with others is what we are looking for.