horticulture & research

  • Horticulture and Research Volunteer

    Horticulture Maintenance Volunteers:

    Help keep the Gardens beautiful! Our York Street horticulture team is looking for volunteers to assist with garden maintenance; performing tasks such as weeding, mulching, planting and watering.  Volunteering with our horticulturalists is a great way to meet new people and improve your knowledge of plants, while providing an invaluable service to the community.
    Qualifications Needed:
    Volunteers must have a good range of physical mobility--being comfortable with both standing and bending over for extended periods of time. Volunteers must also be comfortable working in a variety of weather conditions (many gardens are in full sun).Volunteers must be flexible and willing to help his or her assigned horticulturalists with changing duties and priorities.
    Time Commitment:
    Horticulture maintenance volunteers must be able to make a weekly commitment for the duration of the growing season (April through October, depending on weather) and attend a mandatory training. 
    How to register:
       1. Fill out a volunteer form here.
       2. Once your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an initial interview with a placement coordinator.
    Please contact Nikki DeMare at 720-865-3533 with questions.



    We currently have a waiting list to volunteer with our Research department. To be placed on the waiting list, please email the Volunteer Services Department at vol@botanicgardens.org.

  • "I am so glad a friend told me about the Gardens volunteer program. There are so many different program opportunities to choose from. I have learned so much and enjoy the interaction with staff and garden visitors."

    - Julaine, Volunteer