Gardener

Where?
Hams Hall Environmental Centre

When?
Weekdays (flexible), once per week or fortnight

Why We Want You:
Tame Valley Wetlands aims to create a wetland landscape rich in wildlife and accessible to all, in the vicinity of the river Tame, between Castle Vale and Tamworth.

We have set up our new offices in the Hams Hall environmental studies centre. It is located in a lovely walled garden, including a herb garden, a veg patch, a pond, a lawn and an orchard that are in need of some TLC. We need your help to keep the garden in top condition. This might include a nursery for plants we will plant in the Tame Valley as part of the scheme (reeds, yellow flag iris, black poplar).

What’s In It For You:

  • Be part of a small, friendly team of like minded people and be involved with a new and exciting project in its early days.
  • You will work in a lovely setting and a relaxed atmosphere. This is your chance to make your mark on an ancient walled garden, which might be held as an example of good practice as part of the scheme.
  • You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of several British conservation bodies and charities, including the RSPB and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
  • This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation and the local communities in the Tame Valley.

The Skills/Talents You’ll Need:
Some experience of gardening and a desire to work outside (in all weather!) is essential.

Notes:

By registering as a TVW volunteer, you will be registered as an RSPB, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and/or Staffordshire Wildlife Trust volunteer as necessary. All the training necessary and background information will be provided and since you’ll be giving up your time, it’s only fair that we offer to reimburse your travel expenses (up to 20 miles return trip).

For more information, contact:
Rita Gries, TVW Community and Events Officer, rita.gries@rspb.org.uk