Springhill Volunteer Gardener

National Trust – Springhill



Where we are

Springhill House
20 Springhill Road
BT45 7NQ

About the Volunteer Opportunity

If you love gardens as much as we do then you’ll know they need a lot of care and attention. Volunteer gardeners do practical work to help keep Springhill in peak condition and looking eye catching.

What’s involved?

  • Helping with everyday practical tasks to keep the garden looking its best.
  • Looking after garden machinery and equipment.
  • Being a friendly face for visitors and answering any questions.
  • Helping with projects like new planting or clearing overgrown areas.
  • You are important in making sure things run as smoothly and safely as possible – this includes getting to know health and safety and evacuation procedures.
  • There might occasionally be some other activities that are of interest to you, that we could use your help with.

This role will suit you if you are…

  • Relatively local to Moneymore.
  • Happy to work outside in all weathers
  • Content to work on your own
  • Interested in gardening and have a bit of experience
  • Reasonably fit – we aren’t talking Mo Farah, but you’ll be on your feet, bending and stretching during the day
  • Available during weekdays

By getting involved you could:

  • Keep fit and healthy
    Get your hands dirty and enjoy the great outdoors
  • Use your gardening know-how, and learn more
  • Be part of a varied and enthusiastic team and make new friends
  • Really enjoy a cup of tea – it tastes better after all that fresh air!
All volunteers undergo an induction, relevant training and periodic reviews. All equipment and necessary uniform will be provided.  Reimbursement of out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering location (up to 40 miles per day) is granted in accordance with National Trust policy and agreed with the National Trust manager.


About the Organisation

A pretty 17th-century plantation house with walled garden.

Springhill was the home of ten generations of Lenox-Conyngham family. Regarded as one of the prettiest houses to visit in Northern Ireland, its portraits and furniture are shared by one of Ireland’s best-documented ghosts. The old laundry houses an impressive Costume Collection, which features some fine examples of 18th to 20th-century fashion. Wandering its walled gardens and parkland, visitors can discover many tempting waymarked paths. 


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Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.