Volunteer Voices

two adult volunteers with a group of children doing an educational activity together

I started visiting Reiman Gardens shortly after it opened twenty-five years ago. It was always a place to relax and enjoy the plants and grounds. Sometime after the Butterfly Wing opened, I began to volunteer as a docent there. I got to know other volunteers and the names of some […]

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people outdoors in spring with several volunteers working on putting up fencing

My name is Katie and I have been a volunteer at Reiman Gardens for around 7 or 8 months. I went a lot as a kid with my family to the Gardens, but only recently was I introduced to the opportunity to volunteer by a friend. Over the summer I […]

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group of volunteers raking outdoors in the early spring in bald cypress allee

What would we do without volunteers? We used to only theorize, but now we know the true answer: We would be sad and go crazy! We love and appreciate our volunteers so much, but we did not realize how much until they were gone. It is pretty ironic that we […]

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two interns pose witth Elwood the Worlds Tallest Concrete gnome in winter

Hey, all you cool cats and kitten! I hope I am not the only person obsessed with Tiger King during this period of quarantine. Reiman Gardens may not have exotic animals, but they do have some pretty cool people working and volunteering. Here is a little bit on why I […]

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volunteer passing out candy during Reiman Gardens Halloween event with a child in a costume

I first started volunteering with Reiman Gardens because I wanted to work with the plants and butterflies. I had a friend at home that had a hobby of hatching butterflies over the spring and summer and it made me curious about the entomology lab at Reiman Gardens. While I never […]

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volunteer rebuilding the reflection garden at reiman gardens

Welcome to the new volunteer voices blog!

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