News in Brief
The Tower of London is going to be completely changed with twenty million flowers to pay tribute to the Queen for her Platinum Jubilee.
To help celebrations we are giving away free packets of annual flower seeds to sow to recognise this wonderful event.
If you would like to receive any free packets please email
Call 01603 764567
** Job Offered
The Gardens Trust seeks a self-motivated individual to work as a Volunteer Support Officer, to deliver training for the Suffolk’s Garden Story project. The GT has been awarded a grant from Historic England for a 1.5-year project to work with the Suffolk Gardens Trust to recruit and train volunteers from wide audiences to research and record Suffolk’s non-designated designed landscapes; add information about them to appropriate databases; and to strengthen and its volunteers. The project is part of The Gardens Trust’s ‘Unforgettable Gardens’ 2020- 2023 celebration and will be an exemplar for other volunteer groups on how and why they can deliver similar projects. We are looking for a good communicator with experience of working or volunteering in the heritage or historic environment sector, and of working with volunteers. The work will be Suffolk-based and we are looking for an officer to deliver the project on the ground, but with support and guidance from our experienced national team. Work will include: recruiting 75- 100 local volunteers, delivering research and recording training (based on a pre-agreed format written by The Gardens Trust) to volunteers new to garden history; supporting 15-30 of them as they carry out research and recording of non-designated historic designed landscapes; and training and supporting the volunteers to input their research into national and local databases, including National Heritage List for England, the Suffolk Historic Environment Record and Local Heritage Lists. The Garden Trust is the only UK national charity dedicated to protecting and conserving our heritage of designed landscapes. We campaign for them, undertake research and conservation work, and encourage public appreciation and involvement. We are passionate about sharing our understanding and love of landscapes with the wider community. Please visit https://thegardenstrust.org/gt-seeks-volunteer-support-officer/ to download the job description. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter (max. 2 sides of A4, showing how your experience meets the requirements of the role) to email@example.com. The closing date for applications is midnight on 6 th April 2022, interviews will be held by Zoom on 28th April 2022, with a follow-up Zoom discussion on 29th April or 3rd May