We’re at the start of Volunteers Week (1-7 June), an annual celebration of volunteers who give their time to help their communities.
At Armadale we have been blessed to have a number of garden volunteers donating their time to us. In a 40-acre garden, volunteers are key to helping us transform the gardens. They have been involved in all sorts of activities from the creation of the ‘Great Wall of Armadale’ at the herbaceous border to creating our plant labels and getting stuck in with weeding, planting and improving the grounds. We are very grateful to all those past and present who have bought their expertise and enthusiasm to the team.
Two of our current staff members, Isabel and Rosemarie, started as volunteers and now find themselves being paid for their hard work.
Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and help support the Clan Donald Lands Trust as we move forward in our 50th year. We asked some of our past and present volunteers a few questions to share their experience…