A few gardening words from volunteer, Helen, who volunteers at the Bradford Industrial Museum
I have been a volunteer gardener at Bradford Industrial Museum for nearly four years now. I love it!
In the beginning it was very much a renovation project as the Mill Manager’s Garden had been taken over by large ugly shrubs and didn’t look like a garden at all.
It is still very much a work in progress but there is a ‘hot garden’, a white shade garden, a pink garden, and a blue and yellow garden.
In addition there are two old horse troughs planted up and the WW2 Victory Garden behind one of the terraced houses.
I beg plants from all my friends and grow loads from seeds and cuttings. It is very rewarding.
It has been great to get to know the staff at the Museum who are so encouraging. They even water the plants when I can’t get there!
Helen is now seeking a small team of volunteers to help her with the project! Would like to join her?
If so, do view the role description here: https://www.bradfordmuseums.org/get-involved/volunteering
You can also contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sonja on [email protected] or telephone 01274 436027 if you’d like more information about it.
Travel expenses can be covered, you will be given a small interview and induction to our safe ways of working.
We are also seeking to recruit a team of Gardening Volunteers for the grounds of Bolling Hall Museum. Could this be you? Do let us know – please use the same contact details as above.