A few thoughts from one of our wonderful volunteers:
I recently retired and was looking for volunteering particularly something completely different from my working life. I applied to Jock Tamsons Gairden and have been going weekly now for about a year and a half. My gardening skills are limited, however I can say that I absolutely love my days at the garden, I have learned so many new skills and have been encouraged to tackle a variety of jobs always within my capabilities.
I have met so many interesting people from such a wide variety of backgrounds. My mother died a couple of years ago and I have found my weekly visits therapeutic in the peaceful setting beside Duddingston Kirk looking out onto Duddingston Loch. I really enjoy meeting the people who use the garden for activities, volunteering or just to soak in the quiet peaceful atmosphere. I consider Lizz and many of the volunteers as friends who provide laughter and support especially during the last few difficult months.
One thing I have loved is seeing the changes in the garden not only with every season but with the projects as they develop. I feel proud to be a volunteer at the Glebe.