Pat Calvert Greenhouse
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon
The Pat Calvert Greenhouse sells young trees (including conifers), shrubs, perennials, and bonzai starts grown from seeds or cuttings taken primarily from the Arboretum collection plants.
Location: Just south of the big greenhouse adjacent the Graham Visitors Center parking lot.
For information about seasonal offerings, greenhouse history, and more, click here.
Position Description: The Pat Calvert Greenhouse volunteers maintain a stock of potted plants in our sun and shade houses. In addition to propagating, weeding, grooming, and repotting, the volunteers move pots for seasonal display and to make room for the propagation of new plants. Each week, volunteers select plants to feature on the plant cart at the Graham Visitors Center. Pat Calvert Greenhouse volunteers also maintain a perennial display border and stock beds, and so must perform regular gardening tasks such as weeding, digging, deadheading, and pruning.
Equipment Provided: All tools for propagation and plant maintenance.
Recommendations: Even though some of the work is inside the Greenhouse, it is still cold and damp for part of the year, so dress appropriately. Sturdy footwear is advised and volunteers are to provide their own rain gear.
- Arboretum Foundation membership is required.
- Careful record keeping and attention to details is needed.
- No prior plant propagation experience is necessary.
To volunteer, fill out our online registration form. For more information about the Pat Calvert Greenhouse or about volunteering at the Arboretum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-325-4510.