Conservation and Gardening

 – Volunteering sessions take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m, these activities vary depending on the seasons. In the autumn and winter months we are mostly based in the conservation area; here a range of tasks such as creating habitat for creatures, maintaining pathways and tree planting are carried out. In the spring and summer months, volunteers have the chance to get involved in our community garden at the allotments in projects such as plant propagation and food growing. The day always ends with hot drinks or refreshments and an opportunity to chat and engage with each other.

In addition to these regular activities, we also aim to enrich the experience and knowledge of our volunteers by organising workshops and talks with experts on subjects such as orchard tree pruning, wildlife gardening and much more. Our community engagement and conservation officer is always keen to share any facts and knowledge about nature and enjoys organising wildlife surveys to carry out together.

To find out more about volunteering please get in touch with our officer on or 07570241759


“Being a volunteer with C.E.T. has changed my life. I really enjoy going to the volunteer sessions twice a week, it has improved my mental and physical health. I am constantly learning new things, seeing new things, becoming more aware of the conservation area as a whole and the many things within it. We do work at the allotments too, which is very beneficial for me, as I recently got a plot that I share with my dad and his friends”.

I am grateful to the group leaders and am so happy about the things that they teach me, as well as any knowledge and experience I can share with them and other members of the group. I have a new found love and respect for insect & animal habitat, forestry, trees, plants and shrub management and their individual care and importance. There’s much more that I can say, but mainly, a massive thank You” 

Davina Jacques. CET volunteer.