Photo by Catherine Hedrich.

 

Tide Change is very pleased to be of assistance in getting the word out to help continue the tradition and enjoyment of this beautiful local hidden gem in the Comox Valley.

Lovingly cared for by volunteers, The Gardens on Anderton‘s mission is to provide a unique and beautiful garden that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities and promotes the health and wellness of its volunteers and visitors.

Special Features of The Gardens

Rose Garden, Eagle’s Nest, Reflecting Pond, Meditation Garden, Butterfly Garden, Apiary, The Loop Walking Circle, Labyrinth Walk, Allotment Rentals and Meeting Areas. Contact them to learn more about renting the Gardens on Anderton for your special event, wedding, celebration of life, club or corporate gathering.

Open Mother’s Day through September: Daily from 10 am to 4 pm and admission is by donation.

Website: gardensonanderton.org

Operated by Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society, The Gardens on Anderton is located at 2012 Anderton Road in Comox, behind the nursery.

 

The Gardens on Anderton Volunteer Needs

We welcome any special skills and knowledge that a person may wish to share regarding gardens and gardening and related activities.

Interested persons can contact Jackie Holt maljacholt@gmail.com our volunteer coordinator with any questions.

 

JOB TITLE DESCRIPTION FREQUENCY
ALLOTMENT COORDINATOR PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR ALLOTMENT RENTALS AS NEEDED
BOARD MEMBER HELP PLAN & EXECUTE THE DAY TO DAY OPERATION OF THE GARDENS MEET ONCE PER MONTH DURING THE SEASON
CARPENTRY MAINTENANCE & REPAIR OF BUILDINGS/STRUCTURES IN THE GARDENS AS NEEDED
CONCESSION ATTENDANT PLAN, SET UP, MAN CONCESSIONS AT EVENTS IN THE GARDENS AS NEEDED FOR EVENTS
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE MAINTAIN EQUIPMENT (LAWN MOWERS, WEEDERS, ETC) AS NEEDED
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, TREAUSER, OR SECRETARY ON GOING
GARDENING PLANT, MAINTAIN (WEED, WATER) GARDEN BEDS WEEKLY
GARDEN HOST GREET GUESTS, ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GARDENS, ASSIST GUESTS WEEKLY
GATE ATTENDANT GREET GUESTS AT THE GATE DURING EVENTS AS NEEDED FOR EVENTS
GRAPHIC DESIGNER DESIGN MEDIA RELATED ARTWORK FOR DISTRIBUTION VIA MANY VENUES AS NEEDED
FLOWER ARRANGING MAKE FLOWER BOQUETS (THAT ARE SOLD AT THE GATE) WEEKLY & AS NEEDED FOR EVENTS
LAWN MAINTENACE MOWING AND TRIMMING THE LAWN WEEDLY
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS PROMOTE THE GARDENS VIA MULTIPLE PLATFORMS ONGOING
PARKING ATTENDANT OVERSEE PARKING DURING SPECIAL EVENTS AS NEEDED FOR EVENTS
PROPERTY OPERATION MANAGER OVERSEE THE OVERALL OPERATION OF THE GARDENING/PROPERTY DAILY
RENTAL/USAGE COORDINATOR HANDLE RENTAL AGREEMENTS, ASSIST WITH DAY OF DETAILS FOR WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS, ETC ON GOING AS NEEDED
SPECIAL EVENTS TEAM MEMBER PLAN, PREPARE AND EXECUTE SPECIAL EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING EVENTS ON GOING
SPECIAL EVENT ASSISTANT ASSIST WITH SPECIFIC TASKS DURING SPECIAL EVENTS (SET UP, SERVING, SUPERVISING) AS NEED FOR EVENTS
TYPIST TYPE UP DOCUMENTS AND MANUALS FOR RECORD KEEPING AS NEEDED
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR MEET WITH NEW VOLUNTEERS, KEEP RECORDS OF MEMBERS, PLAN VOLUNTEER EVENTS ON GOING
WATERING ATTENDANT MANAGE THE WATERING SCHEDULE FOR THE SPRINKLER SYTSTEM WEEKLY

 

Megan Desjardins

Volunteer Marketing/Communications Coordinator, The Gardens on Anderton