Docents are a special group of volunteers who represent the Center and serve the public. They answer questions in and around the Great Hall and Courtyard, lead tours, work with children’s groups and serve as the Center’s ambassadors to guests from all over the world. Becoming a docent at the Wildflower Center is a truly rewarding experience.

Docents must complete a two-part learning program that combines classroom and field study with self-scheduled experiential learning. You will learn about native plants, Center history, gardening, Center programs and more.


When Is Docent Training?

We offer docent training every other year with the next training beginning in January 2022.

View and download the 2022 training schedule here: Docent Training 2022 Schedule


Docent Positions

Docent positions include: working in the courtyard at our Information Desk, guiding tours for adults and youth, assisting with educational programming, participating in special events and festivals and representing the Center at external functions. In addition, many of our docents volunteer in other departments at the Center.

Docents must complete training prior to working any of these areas. Explore the schedule, application, commitment and cost here.

Become a Docent

Explore information about the schedule, application, commitment and cost.