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Volunteer at the Gardens

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is a gift-supported nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers. We invite community members to lend a hand!

How Can you help?

Volunteers are the heart of Alta Vista Botanical Gardens.

We do everything from weeding, watering and planting to running events.

We design gardens, sign-up new members, serve on the board of trustees.

How would you like to help? Let us know!


Volunteer Day

Join us for a day of fun and sharpen your gardening skills as we weed, prune and clear trails throughout the gardens.

Volunteer Day is the last Saturday of every month 9am-12pm. Water and snacks provided

To participate please RSVP to volunteeravbg@gmail.com 

Volunteer Day for April is Saturday, July 27th, 2024

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Honors its Volunteers

Sunday, August 8th, 2023 was a special day at the Gardens.  The Board of Trustees prepared a delicious dinner in the Reception Rose Garden for their wonderful volunteers who give so much time and care to keep the Gardens running and beautiful. 

The event gave over 50 volunteers a chance to meet one another and the Board members.  The Board wanted to thank them and show their appreciation to this group of amazingly consistent and loyal helpers.

Letters of appreciation and thanks were given out by Naomi Stein, Vice President, to five of the volunteer chairman.  The following certificates were given to Mary Murphy-Membership, Carole Lee- Adopt-a-Garden, Lois Walag- Grow Getters, Jacque Larson-Volunteer Coordinator, and Dan Dunifer- Gate Collection Coordinator. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Garden Fest Events

Each year the Garden hosts festivals to invite the community to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and to support the garden through fundraising. Volunteers help organize and set up, they work in booths on the day of the fest. You can enjoy the festivals and make a difference, too.

    • Meading in the Garden
    • Earth Day
    • July 4th Fireworks 
    • Fun Fall Festival
    • Novemberfest


Individuals, groups or businesses are invited to select a garden area to “adopt”.  You visit your area on your time schedule, keeping it beautiful and maintained. We will provide botanical education and equipment. Your name will be posted in the garden to acknowledge your work.

Grow Getters

Our “GrowGetters” group meets on the first Sunday of the month to care for the multitude of plants in our growing area. We focus on the propagation and potting of plants to be used for plant sales and throughout the garden. We also do general maintenance such as weeding and feeding.    

This is not a class, it is “hands-on” workshop, which is the best way to learn.   The time frame is flexible so folks can come for part of the session as their schedule allows and attendees can choose from various tasks depending on what piques their interest. 

For more information, check out our Meetup Page


The Garden board welcomes volunteers to help with managing the social media and marketing, volunteer and membership activities, outreach, website, photography and more. Let us know if you have a special talent to interest to share.

To volunteer or for more information
Email: info@altavistabotanicalgardens.org


I know nothing about gardens, but this place is a hidden gem for Vista. Donated land and an all volunteer staff have created a wonderful botanical garden. Take the family, take a date, and enjoy a quite afternoon with plants and short trails.

– Brendan W.