Reply To: West Lynn Garden Society has 2.5 hectares of garden open to the public. We are run mostly by retired volunteers. We also have a function centre and take bookings for various events. We pay a gardener 20 hrs and a bookings officer 16 hrs per week. We have lost all bookings from March to June due to Covid-19. We have also lost 5 elderly committee members. At present we have a Treasurer to co-opt onto the committee as soon as we can call a meeting and have a secretary considering whether to take on the task or not. How do we go about attracting more volunteers as gardeners and helping welcome visitors to the garden by working in the office and people interested into coming on the committee?


Might be worth trying to get in the media, eg 7 Sharp and try posting on Neighbourly website. Also try to get a story in your local community paper / magazine eg Ponsonby News etc
And combine all that with a Facebook group.
People need to know you exist and what you offer so that they can make contact