Volunteer in the Garden: Learn Azalea Care

Abundant Azalea in Seattle Japanese Garden

Abundant Azalea in Seattle Japanese Garden.

During late April and early May, Garden visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the garden in a unique way- as volunteers!  While the Azaleas are at the peak of their bloom,  the Seattle Japanese Garden could use a few extra hands to remove blossoms as they fade. Volunteering here is a great way to experience the tranquility and beauty of the garden.  Removing blossoms, or deadheading, is a meditative and rewarding task. This season we are looking for individuals or small groups able to volunteer between 1:00 and 2:30 PM on Tuesday afternoons  from April 28 to May 21.   Due to the size and nature of the Japanese Garden only a few volunteer spots are available each week. Click here to email the gardeners, and seize this opportunity!

Posted by Miriam Preus, staff gardener at Seattle Japanese Garden.