Volunteer week 2018


We have just celebrated National Volunteer week for 2018 and would like to pay tribute to all our wonderful volunteers at Cressing Temple, who tirelessley dig and snip, weed and clip, plant and sow making everything grow in the gardens. Without them, the gardens would not be as they are today:


We are always getting appreciative comments from our visitors about how wonderful the gardens are maintained, how lovely they look and how pleasing it is to be able to buy the produce grown on the site. So much of this is thanks to the strength of our volunteer team.

As a mark of our gratitude, we had an extra special tea-break this week, with lots of goodies and extra time to linger and chat.

I wish every tea-break was like this!

We were able to show off our new banner for the community garden.



Tell a tale….

Share a joke…..

And have just one more piece of cake. We won’t want to go back to work at this rate!

ECC notice and appreciate all the hard work of our volunteer team, as this recent comment from the new Head of Culture and Green Space about the walled garden demonstrates:

“it looks absolutely fabulous!

Please pass on my thanks to all the volunteers.”

Volunteering at Cressing Temple is all about feeling part of something and contributing your time and effort for the good of the local community. Everyone does as little or as much as they are able and everyone is valued. If this sounds your kind of thing, if you like being outdoors, would like to meet new people, share your skills or learn new ones, perhaps you could come and join us? It isn’t all about gardening: we do beekeeping, we sell plants, we create displays and information for the public, we do woodwork and DIY and there are opportunities to do historical research and garden tours. If you would like to know more, please email us

or phone to leave your contact details at reception on 03330 132738

Join the team and be part of a place that has been growing things for at least 800 years!









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