A CHARITY is searching for volunteer gardeners, but don’t worry, you don’t have to be as skilled as Alan Titchmarsh or Monty Don.

Seeability is looking for a volunteer gardener at Heather House and Fir Tree Lodge, both in Tadley.

Heather House is a 16-bedroom nursing home for young adults who have sight loss, Batten disease and other life-limiting conditions.

Fir Tree Lodge is a 10-bedroom home for young adults who have sight loss, learning difficulties and other life-limiting conditions.

At Heather House, volunteers would join the charity’s small team of gardeners on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to noon.

Heather House has large grounds, sensory gardens, green house and horticulture plots which need maintaining. This would include mowing the lawn; planting, dead heading plant, and watering plants; cleaning out a fish pond; and cutting back small branches and hedges.

At Fir Tree Lodge, times and days for volunteers are flexible. The site has small grounds, and its residents have their own small patio areas that need a little tidying up. This would include sweeping pathways and patio areas; trimming small bushes; tidying planted areas; planting pots; and painting gates and fencing.

Tools and equipment are available, and free DBS check and training is provided for both roles.

For more information about helping out, call SeeAbility’s volunteer co-ordinator Ivy Button on 0118 9817772 or email i.button@seeability.org.