Merrist Wood Gardening Volunteer Group

Course overview

If you have a keen interest in gardening and would like to learn some new horticultural skills, whilst getting active and meeting new people, then volunteering at Merrist Wood College could be for you.

Our new volunteering program offers an opportunity to get experience in a large teaching garden in the heart of Surrey.

This is one of our Community Learning courses.

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of FREE courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults aged 19 and over.

You are eligible for these funded places if you are aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) and either have:

  • a mental health condition or difficulty
  • are employed and earning an annual salary of less than £18,525 per annum
  • in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims)
  • are a single parent
  • have a social or emotional difficulty.

For further details and terms and conditions please view our CommunityWellbeing page.

You will gain hands on, practical advice led by a member of our expert horticulture team.

It is a chance to meet like minded people in the beautiful setting of Merrist Wood College, making friends and gaining confidence in a social group.

A sturdy pair of shoes and gloves if you have them. Rain coat/sun hats weather depending.

The many horticultural courses held at Merrist Wood College at Level 2 and above or joining our RHS programmes.

For further information or just to chat regarding volunteering at Merrist Wood College, please contact gardeningmerristwood@activatelearning.ac.uk

Free car parking onsite.

Catering outlets are available at certain times, but please feel free to bring your own snacks, lunch and drinks.

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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2022
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2023
  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Tuesday
  • 1 Year
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2023
  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thursday
  • 1 Year
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2023
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Thursday
  • 1 Year
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

Enquire about this course
  • Flexible start - 31 July 2023
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Tuesday
  • 1 Year
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.