Paradise Gardens

Glastonbury is definitely a cultural experience all of its own! The town has been a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years and in the last sixty or so years has also become a centre of alternative beliefs and place of pilgrimage for visitors of many Many faiths other than Christianity. As it is both a tourist and pilgrim site, there is always an abundance of international guests passing through and plenty of opportunity to meet people through the big and small events going on. You can find Lots of local music being played most evenings. The summer is particularly busy. There are a lot of alternative things happening such as yoga, chi gong, energy medicine and massage and each week there is a community dance based on five rhythms which is good fun. It is kind of a mecca for all things weird and wonderful and there is no shortage of colour and flair!

The landscape of Avalon is a treasure trove where sacred sites abound, such as the Chalice Well and the White Spring, the Tor and the Abbey (the first Christian sanctuary in Great Britain). There is so much to explore locally and many ways to discover ancient Britain!

We can offer you interesting discussion and a taste of an alternative british lifestyle! We will welcome the right volunteers and hopefully make a lasting friendship.

We like meeting new people! We are looking for open-hearted, intelligent, honest, interested people to stay with us and help out in a variety of ways. We like to spend some time getting to know our volunteers and helping with English practice etc but also prefer people who are fairly independent and feel comfortable acting on their own initiative when necessary. There will be times of close family interaction, however during the daytime most family members will be focused and working and may not be available... We would like people who are happy to entertain themselves during their free time - there is lots of available activity within walking distance. We would most love to hear from people with skills in: gardening, DIY & maintenance (basic carpentry...or advanced!). Some housework and cleaning here and there. We would like someone who is happy to do a mixture of things and is willing to muck in. If you have a strong preference or aversion to any of these sorts of activities we need to know BEFORE you arrive so that we can create a good relationship where we are all happy with the arrangements. We value good communication skills and strive for open honest dialogue both ways when negotiating needs. PLEASE NOTE: In the past we have unfortunately had quite a few experiences of people coming to stay with us who really have not contributed very much. We are building the infra structure of a sustainable small holding whilst also keeping our family business running.... We really need and appreciate naturally hard working and self motivated people who ENJOY completing all sorts of tasks! If you are simply looking for free accomodation and you are not motivated to truly offer help PLEASE look for another place!

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5.0
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Anfitrión y equipo

5.0

Horas y tareas

5.0

Hostal

5.0

Aprendizaje y diversión

5.0

Holanda

5

I've had a wonderful time volunteering at Paradise Gardens! Sophie and the family are the kindest souls who are so caring and loving. I felt really looked after and everything that we needed, like food and facilities were just always really well taken care of and available to us.
I've learned a lot by doing the work on the land and in the garden, it's a great practical learning experience and a really lovely place to be working.
From the very first moment that I arrived I felt welcomed and at home. I couldn't have wished for a warmer and lovelier host. Thank you Sophie!

hace 6 días

Brasil

5

The experience was incredible. I recommend volunteering here. The host, Sophie, makes you feel at ease exploring the garden and looking after it, as well as being extremely loving and caring towards us. I would recommend it and would return if I had the opportunity to go back to Glatonbury.

hace 20 días

Francia

5

I spent 3 WONDERFUL weeks with Sophie, her family and most of all, the 4 others volunteers ! I learnt a lot about gardening, sustainability. Glastonbury culture and beliefs are very différents and it open minds too
Sophie is the most kindest person I have ever met, she is a host, but she is also a mother, hard worker, always here for us and her family members, and a beautiful woman🪷 I enjoyed spending time talking with her and im thankful about this memories
About the gardens, you will discover a lot, be curious !

hace 1 mes

Brasil

5

I had a great experience at Paradise Gardens! Sophie and her family are really good people, they are always willing to listen and being flexible to make sure that the volunteers have a good time while living and working there.

hace 2 meses

Brasil

5

I enjoyed my first experience at Paradise Gardens so much that I came back to stay longer. It was a great decision. I had time to learn a lot more things, especially about gardening. Sophie is very attentive and is always concerned about the well-being of all of us! I was also lucky enough to make great friends with the other volunteers. This place just keeps getting better! I intend to come back again!

hace 2 meses


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