Help maintain Maplelawn Garden, a haven of tranquility and a National Historic Site in Ottawa. Join the Friends of Maplelawn Garden, a group of volunteers who have been preserving and maintaining Maplelawn Garden since 1993.

Volunteer period: April to October


  • Work in flower beds, according to the established plan
  • Weeding, deadheading, replanting, etc.
  • On occasion, gardeners may also have the opportunity to offer interpretation and guided tours of the garden, if they wish to do so.


  • be able to work in difficult conditions (i.e. heat)
  • be at least 16 years of age
  • have some knowledge of gardening or be willing to learn
  • be available on Sundays


  • Knowledge of the history and horticulture of the garden
  • Good communication skills