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A gardening retreat is like a Work-Away working holiday where you work in your favourite pastime or dish out  your expertise for half of your working holiday day and the other half of the day is spent doing what you want to do on holiday activities.

What Is A Gardening Retreat

A gardening retreat is like a Work-Away working holiday where you work in your favourite pastime or dish out  your expertise for half of your working holiday day and the other half of the day is spent doing what you want to do on holiday activities.

A gardener who wants to give back to the communities they visit and share their experience and expertise in the places they visit is welcome at Secret World Retreat. If you're open to helping us and our sprawling gardens, plus using the experience to learn and immerse in the local culture, we'd love to hear from you.

Each year Secret World Retreat takes on 2 to 3 Gardening Retreats, where you get to share your gardening skills and enjoy a complimentary stay at our retreat.

There are thousands of gardeners looking to share their skills and experience in return for a welcoming stay and a taste of life in our part of the world. The help offered could be some extra hands for gardening or DIY, creative projects, landscaping, natural garden…the list is endless!

In return for your skills and volunteering help, we offer accommodation as a B&B. In special cases, where the gardener comes highly skilled with lots to offer our retreat garden, we can offer DBB.