In Autumn 2016, Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum will commence on an exciting three-year Heritage Lottery funded project to conserve our National Collection of Hardy Water Lillies. In addition to this we will also be restoring the Edwardian Upper and Lower lakes repairing the concrete edges, restoring and developing the Edwardian potting sheds, summerhouse and Edwardian Rock Garden. As well as all this the project will also be focusing on improving the overall visitor experience from new interpretation schemes too new educational and family resources.

We are looking for a team of volunteers to help research the development, design and history of this fascinating garden, exploring the collections and archive to create temporary exhibitions complementing the 3 year Heritage Lottery Project. The Heritage Volunteers will also be responsible for providing Behind the Scene guided tours during the project, engaging visitors and providing a rare insight into the restoration work.

What will I be doing?

  • Researching the history of the Gardens, exploring the collections and archive to create temporary exhibitions to tell the story of the restoration project. Helping to create the content for the Behind the Scenes Tours including conducting the tours to engage visitors with the conservation work.
  • Provide a supporting role for the design of the new garden interpretation scheme, including the input of any new research gained from the history research sessions.
  • Create a catalogue for the current photography archive
  • Provide a supporting role in the development of educational and family learning resources.

 If you are interested in applying or require more information about this exciting volunteer opportunity then please contact: Rachel Mort, Learning and Participation Officer.

Email: rachel@burnbyhallgardens.com