1972, five ladies met at the Garden for tea
and formed the nucleus of what is now our Volunteer
Association. The current membership of over
150 hard-working, dedicated people helps wherever
needed, donating thousands of hours annually
tending baskets and flower beds, and working
in the greenhouse and Garden Shop.
Volunteers also spend time each week in the
Library maintaining clipping files, while others
work at indexing and organizing the various
materials. The Volunteer Association organizes
a spring and fall fund-raiser, including the
very popular Garden Tour, which features several
charming private residential gardens in Corona
Docent Guild of Sherman Library & Gardens
was founded in 1980. Over time, the group has
grown to 60 full-time members. The primary function
of the Docent Guild is to provide educational
tours of the Gardens for kindergarten through
college-age students, as well as other organizations,
such as senior citizen groups, historical societies
and garden clubs. The Docents also sponsor some
fund-raising activities throughout the year
for the purpose of providing financial assistance
to schools that have limited funds for bus travel
to the Gardens.
are asked to donate at least three hours per
month guiding through the Garden: however, most
docents give much more of their time. In addition
to touring, the docents maintain an informational
table, part of the "Docent on Duty"
program, in the Garden Monday through Friday
between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The docents
are available to answer questions, provide directions
and give out information as to what is blooming
in the Gardens.
For more information about becoming a volunteer
or docent please
contact the Garden office at (949) 673-2261.