Interested in volunteering at the 9 Natives Showcase Garden at the Houston Museum of Natural Science? This monthly volunteer opportunity is the perfect way to get involved and support native plants in the heart of Houston!
On the second Monday of each month, volunteers will maintain the garden by pulling weeds, planting new native plants, and monitoring the garden’s growth. Volunteers of all ages and experience are welcome to join this come-and-go event.
Physical Requirements: Bending, kneeling, or sitting on the ground; some light lifting.
Recommended Clothing: Hat, closed toe shoes, and long pants.
What to bring: Water in a reusable water bottle, garden gloves (or the museum has disposable vinyl gloves), and any garden hand tools that you have such as pruners (or scissors), trowel, tool for weeding. KPC will also provide tools.
The 9 Natives Showcase Garden is located outside of the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the corner of Hermann Park Drive and San Jacinto Street. Three hour parking is available along Hermann Park Drive or in the parking lot with entrance from the circular drive around the statue of Sam Houston.
Vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or physically distance while volunteering, but unvaccinated individuals must continue to mask and practice physical distancing. If you’re sick (vaccinated or unvaccinated), please stay home.