Greenhouse & Landscaping Volunteers

"From meditative seed cleaning sessions to digging, planting and watering our new 'babies' or simply walking through the park when seed collecting, there's never a dull moment with the greenhouse crew. And it's very rewarding to know our hard work helps make a better home for the wild residents of the park.” – Greenhouse VIP Patricia

A volunteer in baseball cap, mask and blue shirt, a volunteer watering plants and plants in pots in a greenhouse

NPS Photo/S. Nouriboshehri


Every week, Greenhouse & Landscaping volunteers care for the park’s natural plant life. Throughout Cabrillo National Monument, you can find these volunteers collecting and labeling seeds from various native vegetation to be taken back to the park’s greenhouse. There, these seeds are cleaned, planted, and nurtured until they are ready to be transported into the park. Once replanted, they are then regularly watered and cared for.

Periodically, these volunteers will contribute to major vegetation restoration projects around the park—such as healing “social” trails. Often, visitors will see these volunteers with shovels and watering cans and ask questions about the park and its various flora. It is because of these volunteers and their passion for this park that we can enjoy the land’s natural ecosystem for generations to come!

Interested in becoming a Greenhouse & Landscaping volunteer and learning more? To find out more about availability and eligibility, please contact for current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Last updated: March 21, 2021

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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106


619 523-4285

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