The Gardens Trust are launching an annual Gardens Trust Volunteer Award.
The Volunteer Award is intended to celebrate volunteers and recognise the value of volunteering; showcase volunteers and the contribution they make; and encourage volunteering through a variety of roles. County Gardens Trust volunteers are incredibly impressive and are absolutely invaluable to the work of the historic designed landscapes sector – we hope to see a range of nominations that reflect this.
Anybody can nominate someone they know for the Award, but candidates must be active volunteers with either a County Gardens Trust or the Gardens Trust. They can be nominated as an individual or as a team.
Candidates will need to be volunteers involved in at least one of the following, in the past 2 years:
- Making a difference to the day to day running of a County Gardens Trust or the national Gardens Trust
- The research and conservation aspects of a County Gardens Trust or the national Gardens Trust
- Work for a County Gardens Trust or the Gardens Trust to reach new audiences to encourage interest and/or involvement in garden history
We are proud that there are many other volunteers, including those who are particularly long-serving, and intend to thank them in other ways. Please email Catherine Ford of the Gardens Trust – [email protected] – if there is someone you would like to highlight.
The nomination form can be downloaded here (Docx) or PDF here, or you can find further information at Volunteer Award – The Gardens Trust. To make a nomination, please return the form to Cathgerine by 31st July 2023. You may wish to email her sooner to check that your nominee hasn’t already been put forward by someone else.
The winner will receive a unique framed certificate and glass keepsake and will be announced at a special event to celebrate volunteers on 7th September, in London and online – details to follow.