Volunteer Opportunities


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    Volunteer Opportunities

    The Ogden Botanical Gardens office is open from the middle of March through October and then closes until spring when we reopen again.   If you can’t reach the staff, please call the USU Extension Office #801-399-8201.

    The Gardens themselves are open year round, from dawn to dusk, for visitors to walk around and enjoy.

    For the Public

    The staff at the Ogden Botanical Gardens invites you to help preserve and protect the Gardens with us by keeping out of the garden beds, using trash cans/picking up garbage, and watching out for vandalism –help us as we watch over this beautiful green space.

    If you would like to participate in the care of the Ogden Botanical Gardens with us, we will show you everything you need to know through our USU Master Gardener Program.   Email niki.jensen@usu.edu or call 801-399-8201 for more information.

    For Master Gardeners/Docents

    The staff at the Ogden Botanical Gardens welcomes Master Gardener help any time. You can also visit the Master Gardener Volunteer Management System for specific calendared opportunities here: Utah.volunteersystem.org

    Once the growing season begins, some volunteer opportunities that are listed below are available.

    • First Tuesday of each month is a Master Gardener Day at the Ogden Botanical Gardens 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (lunch is provided).
    • Free Diagnostic Clinics from May-September every Wednesday, 3-6 pm, at the Ogden Botanical Gardens where you can help answer gardening questions for the public, diagnose plant problems, and just give all around green thumb support.
    • In August, Master Gardeners volunteer at the Crops Division of the Weber County Fair by helping with check-in, displaying entries, and pick-up, also answering horticulture questions for visitors. 
    • Many more volunteer opportunities at various events, fairs, tours, garden talks, and people to help and encourage to get better and more confident in their own gardening adventures.

    For more information about becoming a Master Gardener, contact the Weber County USU Extension Office, 801-399-8201. You can also support the Botanical Gardens by becoming a Garden Member!  Please visit: usugardenmembership.eventbrite.com for more details about benefits and member privileges.