Horticulture Volunteers and Partners

We rely on the assistance of talented and knowledgeable volunteers and partners to keep the Zoo in bloom.

Horticulture Volunteers

Over 40 volunteers grace the Zoo’s grounds to share their time and talents. For more information about volunteering, visit our volunteer page, call (757) 441-2374, ext. 225 or send us an email.


Norfolk Master Gardeners and Virginia Beach Master Gardeners utilize their “green thumbs” to tend the Virginia Barnyard Garden, the African Village Gardens and Rain Garden.

Elizabeth River Project assists the Zoo with wetland and conservation projects.

NOAA Restoration Center assists the Zoo with wetland and restoration projects.

Lafayette Wetlands Partnership assists the Zoo with wetland restoration and conservation projects.