The Wilderspin Playground and Garden

museum garden

Volunteer Gardeners

Would you like the chance to work in a beautiful heritage garden?

Can you undertake light, physical work outdoors and work in a team?   Then this may be the volunteer role for you.

We’re looking for volunteer gardeners to assist with garden maintenance and enhance the presentation of the Playground.

Volunteers mainly help with watering, weeding, mulching, pruning, seed propagation, and much more!

We have a gardening day (usually Thursday mornings) when the team get together, do some gardening then finish with a cup of tea!  But any help on any days would be welcome.

If you’re comfortable using hand tools such as secateurs and trowels, we’d love to hear from you!

Wilderspin playground 1840

History of Wilderspin’s Garden and Playground

The Playground and Garden were an essential part of Wilderspin’s schools.  He believed that undirected ‘free’ play was a way of “developing character and moral behaviour through co-operation and shared play”.

Click on the picture on the left to for more information on the history and philosophy behind Wilderspins garden and play area.