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Plant shop at Kew Gardens

This volunteering opportunity is ideal for people with an interest in plants and a passion for horticulture. Kew shop volunteers enjoy meeting people and thrive in a customer-focused environment.

A lady looking at a glass paperweight in the shop at Victoria Gate

Garden shop at Victoria Gate


Volunteers help out in the plant shop at Victoria Gate and assist with a range of activities. Opportunities are available every day and volunteers are not required to use a till. Tasks could include:

  • the irrigation of outdoor plants and terrace plants.
  • the light maintenance of plants (e.g. dead-heading and weeding).
  • helping customers take purchases to the cash desk.
  • giving advice on plants, horticultural goods and answering general customer enquiries.
  • interacting with members of the public.

Skills and qualities

You will enjoy this role if you:

  • are a ‘people person’ and team player
  • have some knowledge of plants and their care
  • are friendly and positive around large volumes of people
  • are confident with a passion for Kew and plants.

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