March 15, 22, and 29
10:00am to 12:00pm
in the Gardens Meeting Room and out in the Gardens
Wanted - Gardens Lovers to Share their Enthusiasm
Each year thousands of children and adults visit the Gardens, spending a few hours or the entire day exploring. The Gardens has something for everyone: well-maintained areas with beautiful displays of perennials, fuchsias, and succulents, and nature trails along the creek to the ocean bluffs. Rhododendrons, camellias, and dahlias are also widely popular attractions.
If you are enthusiastic about these same features of the Gardens, consider becoming a DOCENT! The Docent Program offers an opportunity for visitors to learn and experience more than what they would on their own. Docents are the public face of our Gardens that guide student and adult groups throughout our 47 acres and impart their knowledge, excitement, and enthusiasm. They are integral to enhancing the visitor experience.
Docent Duties Include:
- Leading group or individual tours for visiting adults and/or children. Partnering up with another docent to lead a tour is a possibility
- Assisting with educational programs
- Supporting Open Garden Day and collection-related events such as the Rhododendron Show and National Public Gardens Day.
We will be holding a spring Docent Training on March 15, 22, and 29 in the MCBG Meeting Room from 10AM-12PM. Each session will include classroom instruction and a walk through the Gardens to become familiar with collections, trails, and MCBG history. If you have a passion for the Gardens and people, please consider this rewarding opportunity. If you can join us, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly recommend you attend all 3 sessions.