Flowers and statuary in Lakes Park seen on tour

Photo by Bill Price

Volunteer Opportunity: Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 – The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation seeks volunteer Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees. Learn to lead tours once a month during tourist season (October through April) and during special events in Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers Florida.


  • We are looking for more than one candidate; ideally, a team of three could alternate leading the tour, provide backup for one another, and/or assist one another in leading larger tours.
  • EMAIL to set up a meeting.


  • Lead garden strolling tours in Botanic Garden; Fragrance, Succulent, Water, Community, Children’s, and Tropical Fruit gardens. Tours last about an hour.


  • Registered Lee County Volunteer –
  • Advanced knowledge of plants – ideal for Master Gardener or Master Naturalist
  • Be able to identify the flowers found on the Lake Park “What’s in Bloom” poster.

Tour Guide Training:

  • Orientation provided by foundation botanist.

Tour Commitment Expected:

  • Second Saturday morning of each month and special event days.
  • Possible expansion of opportunity if there is enough volunteer interest (for example, more than just once a month).

Equipment needed:

  • Foundation brochures, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to walk/stand for up to 90 minutes

Minimum age: 18


Learn about other tours at Lakes Park: