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Garden Volunteer Program


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Our garden volunteers have fun.

Looking for a fun and productive way to spend free time, make new friends, learn valuable information about gardening, and help to keep Grounds For Sculpture beautiful in every season?

Consider becoming a Garden Volunteer. Our garden volunteer shifts are generally weekday mornings. Our volunteers typically work two- to four-hour shifts (or until they’re tired!). And we really do want the work to be fun! Our garden volunteers tend to be joyous and enjoy the open air.

There’s plenty of tasks to choose from–deadheading, trimming, watering, and weeding almost always needs to be done. And sometimes there’s something a little more daring like donning waders and helping pull invasive weeds out of the ponds. Regardless of the task you select, you’ll receive instruction and training, and work in community with other friendly volunteers. Plus you’ll learn new skills you can put to work in your own garden.

All levels of gardening experience welcome, however you must be over 18. And of course, feel free to bring your favorite pair of gloves and/or pruners!


Fill out the application below, or contact Melissa Kelly at (609) 249-0247 for more information.

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We have received many questions about whether the opening of state parks includes Grounds For Sculpture. Please note at this time we remain closed. 

As a nonprofit organization we are not part of the state parks system and we are not yet permitted to open. We are watching the situation closely. When we are permitted to open, we are determined to do so in way that is safe for our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We know the value of being out in nature and experiencing art is all the more important and restorative during these uncertain times. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to experience GFS later this season when we are permitted and able to reopen. We are tending the garden to ensure we are ready when the time comes.

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