Friday, 19 June 2015

Volunteering at the nursery

Quercus Garden Plants
Unusual and hardy Plants for Scottish gardens

Leucanthemums, Primula and Achillea

The gardens and nursery here at Quercus Garden Plants require a wide range of horticultural skills to keep them looking great and moving forward. As such they provide a rich training ground for people wanting to learn a diverse range of gardening skills or those that want to garden and work in a peaceful, interesting and exciting nursery. Skills you can learn or expand on include basics such as weeding, general garden maintenance, garden design and creating new areas of the garden, retail nursery experience, plant propagation and much more and this makes for a varied and enjoyable work day. 

We accept a limited number of committed volunteers to work with us in the nursery. In exchange for their commitment and hard work we offer a broad knowledge base and practical experience working in a small dedicated team in a dynamic and interesting working environment. We also offer coffee, tea and biscuits which is always welcome. 

We will be doing a wide range of work in the gardens and nursery from general garden maintenance to creating new areas of the garden. Its full steam ahead to make this a fascinating garden to visit and experience gardening on the edge! 

Quercus Garden Plants is based in the grounds of Whitmuir organic farm, as well as the farm, where you can walk around and see the animals, they have a farm shop, gallery and restaurant. It is a great place to spend a day or afternoon with the family. 

If you are interested, whether for just one or two days or longer term, please get in touch through email or on Facebook.

We look forward to hearing from you


facebook:   Quercus garden Plants

Leucanthemums and Coreopsis


  1. How I wish I lived closer, I'd jump at giving volunteering a go. Good luck with your recruitment drive.

    1. Thanks Angie, I have a couple already, but any help will make things go much quicker and be a help :)

  2. Angie has taken the words out of my mouth :)

    1. Come and visit if you are ever up this way, you will be most welcome :)