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Volunteer at the Chelsea Flower Show with Groundwork London

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on May 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Every year Groundwork London coordinates the Chelsea REUSE scheme on behalf of The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).The scheme ensures that tonnes of garden materials, including 1000's of plants, will live on far beyond the week of the show, in community gardens across the capital. For the latest on the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show visit


From Sunday 25th May until Wednesday 28th May we need volunteers to help us gather plants and landscaping materials from the show gardens for redistribution. Not only will this directly benefit communities across the Capital but this year we expect the scheme to divert over 300 tonnes of waste from landfill. All this has to be accomplished over a four-day period and we can only achieve it with the help of a small army of willing volunteers. We'll be sharing the site with hundreds of contractors dismantling the award-winning garden exhibits and you'll be part of our team, racing against the clock to salvage as much as possible in the days after the show closes to the public.


This is a unique volunteering experience packed full of energy and excitement!


We need your help for a day (9:45 to 16:00) on any of the following dates:


Sunday 25 May


Monday 26 May


Wednesday 28 May


We are also welcoming a few volunteers to help us clean up the REUSE site and gather the last plants and materials on the following dates (times TBC) :


Thursday 29 May


Friday 30 May


To register your interest contact Fabiola at [email protected] indicating the dates you'd like to volunteer.


Please note, places are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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Categories: Chelsea Flower Show

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