Volunteering at the Garden

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Volunteers Playing in the Dirt!

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Decked out in Orange to help with the "Concert on the Lawn"

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Reception Desk & Gift Shop

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Volunteers Making the Spectacular Holiday Blooms

It takes many hands to help a garden grow!  Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden’s volunteers contribute their talents, enthusiasm and energy to many different areas within the daily and seasonal functions of the Garden.  Our dedicated volunteers enjoy the beauty of nature, while playing important roles from horticulture to special events and educational tours while they generously give their gift of time to the Garden.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Garden:

  • Gardening - Planting, weeding, mulching, digging, raking and pruning

  • Welcome Center Desk - Answering the phone, meeting, greeting and introducing the Garden to our visitors

  • Retail Sales - The Dolores and Wyatt LeFever Garden Gift Shop, currently open Tuesday-Friday,    10am - 4pm

  • Special Events – Assisting with special events such as concerts, lectures, plant sales, symposia, etc.

  • Tour Guide/Docent - Leading tours through our Welcome Center and Gardens for scheduled groups. Docents will be provided with training, a guide book and notified of garden display changes.  

  • Special Skills you would like to share such as the making of the Spectacular Holiday Blooms

 

For more information about becoming a Volunteer, please contact

Toni Hays at 336-996-7888, tonihays@pjcbg.org

Volunteer of the Season

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” – Author Unknown

 

Our talented and hardworking group of volunteers is one of the great strengths of Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden. Our dedicated volunteers enjoy the beauty of nature, while playing important roles from horticulture to special events and educational tours while they generously give their gift of time to the Garden. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden recognizes one volunteer each season whom we feel has done an outstanding job.

 

This season, we would like to recognize a volunteer who spent part of the summer helping in all areas of the Garden, especially with the development of the Discovery Garden and harvesting the Kitchen Garden.  We were especially lucky to have this volunteer’s help in solving some of the pest problems we encounter at the Garden.  This volunteer’s time here at the Garden came to an end when she left for Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee where she is majoring in Sustainability.  We hope to see her back volunteering at PJCBG when she is home from college.

Our Volunteer for this season is Rachel Daw. Please join us in thanking Rachel for all that she does for the Garden.  We are truly blessed to have Rachel as part of our Garden family. 

 

Welcome to our Garden!

215 South Main Street

Kernersville, NC   27284 

336-996-7888

info@pjcbg.org

Garden Open Daily Dawn until Dusk

Welcome Center and Office Hours 

Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Gift Shop Hours 

Tuesday-Friday; 10:00 am-4:00 pm

While visiting, please . . . 

  • Respect our plants and remain on paths.

  • Keep your children in sight.

  • Pets are not allowed.  Service animals are always welcome.

  • No Smoking.  Keep our Garden smoke and tobacco free.  Tobacco is a threat to our plants.  Discarded cigarettes can cause mulch fires in our garden beds. 

  • Photography is always welcome but should not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests.  Professional photographers, please contact the office to coordinate your visit.

  • Artists are always welcome.  Please contact our office to coordinate your visit.  

  • Please follow any requests made by our Garden staff.

  • Visit the Garden often and please leave the Garden as you found it!