Wildlife Gardener

Reference: Brooke House Gardener

Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Ashbocking garden by Dudley Miles, CC

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is looking for two or three volunteers with green-fingers to help care for the wildlife garden at its Ashbocking office.

Brooke House, near Ipswich, is the main office base of Suffolk Wildlife Trust and it is surrounded by a small, but perfectly formed cottage garden. The garden features a pond (complete with water voles), flower beds stocked with many pollen-rich native species, areas of long grass and mature fruit trees.

The role of wildlife gardener will involve general garden maintenance, such as keeping the flower beds tidy, pruning and sweeping paving, but there is scope to be creative and bring your own experience and ideas. 

This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to build their wildlife gardening experience and it isn’t necessary to have a great knowledge of plants as there are staff on-hand who can advise. As a garden volunteer you will meet like-minded people, learn more about gardening in a wildlife friendly way and learn more about the wider work of Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Importantly, coffee, tea and biscuits are provided!

This is a flexible role, we are looking for people who can commit to a minimum of 3 or 4 hours per week on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. If you are interested, please get in touch and we will arrange for you to come in to the office and have a look around the garden.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to get to Brooke House on public transport, so your own transport is advised.

For more information please contact:
Carole Wilson (receptionist) on carole.wilson@suffolkwildlifetrust.org or 01473 890089 (available  Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday).