As the plants, trees, and shrubs are sleeping for the winter, the staff and volunteers at the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are still hard at work!
These months are a time of planning and preparing for the next season and for years to come. The years 2021 and 2022 were filled with expansion of the gardens including irrigation and hardscape, plus further development of our Master Plan.
The years 2023 and 2024 will be a time of volunteer development and major project maintenance. We are asking for not just personal and corporate monetary donations but assistance with providing in-kind services to complete some of the major work needed in the Gardens;
Sealing the Bluestone Terrace
Updating electrical systems
Replacing the irrigation master control
Painting and repairing the Masco Pavilion
Hard pruning and replacing fallen plants, shrubs and tress in the parking lot beds
Repairing welds and faulty screws in the DTE domed structure
Replacing worn benches
Refurbishing art pieces
Continuing the removal of invasive plants and trees
Replacing dying trees and shrubs
The Garden theme for 2023 is From the Heart. Educational workshops and garden designs will focus on heart healthy activities and gardening for self-care as well as a hearty, colorful display of seasonal plant selections.
We ask that you open your heart to the Taylor Conservatory Foundation and help continue our mission to maintain botanical gardens for the public to enjoy and learn from, promote art and culture, and preserve our natural environment.
We love our volunteers!
Volunteer contributions of all ages and experience are welcome. (Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
Got a group? Master Gardener’s, Girl/Boy Scout Troops, church or corporate groups are welcome.
Tasks include weeding, watering, raking, and mulching; event set-up, tear-down, parking and everything in between; identifying native plants and wildlife habitats; sponsor solicitation and fund development. When you volunteer at the Gardens, you help others understand the transformative power of nature in our lives and have the deep satisfaction that you are helping make our community a stronger and more beautiful place.
Complete the form below to request a volunteer form or inquire directly for more information. You can also download a volunteer form CLICK HERE.
Help us continue to grow.
Your gift allows people from all walks of life continue to enjoy our educational programs and the beauty, solitude, and inspiration the Gardens provide. Please join us as we grow a better community.
Your donations to the Taylor Conservatory Foundation are fully tax-deductible as accorded by law. Tax ID# is 20-2761917.
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