Bullington Gardens is blessed to have many wonderful volunteers who give their time, love and hard work in an effort to keep the gardens beautiful for our many visitors and students. This month we are highlighting Linda Kennard as our Volunteer Hero.
How did you first get involved with Bullington Gardens?
I became in involved in Bullington Gardens after coming out to several of the sales and classes and meeting John. He, as well as the other folks were so enthusiastic and friendly, and it just felt good to be there.
Why do you choose to donate your time to Bullington?
I choose to donate my time to Bullington Gardens because the focus is on education and training for the special needs population. I also like being a part of the garden for the community.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering at Bullington Gardens?
I love learning about the plants and being in the presence of others who love plants, sort of the kindred spirits feeling. I’m excited to work with the Dahlia team this year and I know I will learn a lot from them.
What do you find most challenging about volunteering at Bullington Gardens?
I have found I need to pace myself so I don’t overdo. It’s a good workout whenever I am there!
When you are not volunteering, what are some of your hobbies or commitments? What did you do in your previous life?
I enjoy working in my own yard, hiking, walking in the woods to look for wildflowers, reading and Yoga.
I spent 25 years in the nursing field and when I retired from that I worked with Volunteers in Medicine in Transylvania County and later volunteered at Fort Pulaski in Savannah.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering at Bullington Gardens?
There are so many opportunities at Bullington Gardens and really something for everyone. You will never be bored and will certainly find camaraderie. It is also such a peaceful and beautiful place to just be.