We are a world-renowned botanic garden with a premier collection of tropical plants. Fairchild's collection has local, national and international significance as a resource for research and education as well as providing a major cultural and visitor attraction for South Florida. Volunteers work with the horticulture team to maintain and beautify Fairchild's 83 acres. Volunteers are assigned to a particular area of focus including Water Gardens, the Vine Pergola, our palm collection, the Geiger Tropical Flower Garden, the Richard H. Simons Rainforest, the Tropical Plant Conservatory and Rare Plant House or the Fairchild nursery.
Volunteer shifts are only on weekday mornings and duties primarily include weeding and pruning, with occasional planting, repotting, propagating, and more. Volunteers must be able to bend, lift twenty pounds, and work in the heat.
Interested in becoming an Horticulture Volunteer? Please come to our next Volunteer Information Event to learn how you can join this incredible group of volunteer horticulturists.