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Date updated: 6/08/2020

Volunteering with City Gardens is fun, a great way to connect with each other, with your local communities and discover new places. We value our volunteers, and, in return of your time, we offer a high quality, impactful and memorable volunteering experience.

Becoming a volunteer you get a unique chance to get involved with these pockets of green spaces, develop skills and learn about the environment. You can also find out more about existing groups to support. Suggestions are welcome on how you can get involved.

Friends of City Gardens 

Friends of City Gardens are a community group of volunteers based in the City of London. They support the City Gardens team to encourage active involvement and access to green spaces in the Square Mile and enhance biodiversity understanding of the natural environment.

Membership is free and open to everyone that lives, works in or visits the Square Mile.

Contact Friends of City Gardens

The Barbican Wildlife Group

The Barbican Wildlife Group consists of local community volunteers who tend the Barbican Wildlife Garden on the Barbican Estate.

One of three residents’ gardens on the Estate, it is dedicated to the encouragement of wildlife and biodiversity and all planting in the Garden is focused towards the creation and protection of habitat, which include a wildflower meadow, shrubbery, woodland, native species hedges and two ponds. 

The garden is part of The Barbican and St Alphage's Garden Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation Grade 2.

The group meets weekly on a Wednesday morning between 10am and 12 noon supported by a City gardener. 

Contact the Barbican Wildlife Group to find out how you can get involved.