Garden Monitor

Garden Monitor

Garden Monitors hold a crucial role at Anderson Japanese Gardens.  These volunteers help guide guests through the Gardens, answer questions  and share the Gardens’ history,  and keep the Gardens tranquil.  Guests enjoy the personal stories that our Garden Volunteers share with them, and appreciate the guidance when they find themselves lost in our 12 acres.  As a Garden Monitor, you make a typical afternoon stroll extraordinary!



  • Greet Garden guests.
  • Help Garden guests interpret the map.
  • Eagerly learn about the Garden and Japanese culture in order to share more with the guests.
  • Answer questions about various aspects of the Garden, programs, events, etc.
  • Maintain current knowledge of services and programs being offered on the grounds.
  • Respond appropriately to guest complaints and bring issues to the Volunteer Coordinator.



  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in order to provide courteous, responsive service to guests and staff.
  • Interest and passion for the outdoors, gardening and/or the Japanese culture.
  • Ability to anticipate, solve and deal with a variety of problems/situations.
  • Positive and service oriented attitidue.
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.