Scotland’s Gardens Scheme

Charity registered in Scotland SC049866

Scotland's Gardens raises money for charity by encouraging, promoting and supporting garden owners to open their gardens to the public; raising money for a charity of their choice through admissions, plant sales and refreshments.


Current opportunities

We are seeking a volunteer District Treasurer to join our Roxburghshire Team. The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of funds raised at garden openings in the Scottish Borders area and making sure that funds are paid to our charities and to Head Office. Treasurers enter information about openings into our database so must be numerate and comfortable with technology. You will also get to visit a wonderful range of gardens and meet the lovely people who are kind enough to open their gardens, as well as being part of a team of local volunteers. More information is available online with full details provide via expression of interest form.

We are seeking volunteers to assist with organising and supporting charity garden open days within our District Teams around Scotland. Our Area Organisers typically look after a number of gardens in a geographic area within your district. You will work closely with the District Organiser and liaise with Garden Openers to see that a good relationship is developed. You may also seek new gardens to open in your area Area Organisers also make sure that Garden Openers have adequate support on the day of their opening, including help with teas, car parking, taking money, etc, and provide signage and materials (supplied by Head Office) for the day to Garden Openers. This is a great way to meet new people and work within a lovely team of like-minded garden lovers.

We are seeking volunteers to assist with organising and supporting charity garden open days within our District Teams around Scotland. Our Area Organisers typically look after a number of gardens in a geographic area within your district. You will work closely with the District Organiser and liaise with Garden Openers to see that a good relationship is developed. You may also seek new gardens to open in your area Area Organisers also make sure that Garden Openers have adequate support on the day of their opening, including help with teas, car parking, taking money, etc, and provide signage and materials (supplied by Head Office) for the day to Garden Openers. This is a great way to meet new people and work within a lovely team of like-minded garden lovers.

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme SCIO is a charitable organisation which supports the opening of gardens throughout Scotland, raising funds for charity through garden gate tickets, plant sales and teas. The role of the Volunteer Minute/Board Secretary is to support the Chairman and the Chief Executive in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Board of Trustees. This role is not a Trustee and has no voting rights. Purpose - Administration of Meetings: To prepare agendas in consultation with the Chairman and CE To circulate agendas and any supporting materials, including those identified and shared by the Board Secretary Ensure Committee Members circulate reports prior to meetings To minute meetings and circulate the draft minutes to all committee members after agreement with Chair At close of each meeting agree date, venue and time of next meeting AGM: Prepare Agenda for AGM Request written reports to be submitted prior to the meeting Ensure copies of Agenda and Reports are available at AGM To minute the AGM Deal with correspondence as required