Frequently Asked Questions

Micropigmentation or Microblading 

Pre Care Instructions


Avoid the following activities or intake 24 hours before your scheduled procedure:

  • Working out

  • Alcohol or caffeine consumption

  • Direct sun and tanning

  • Aspirin, Niacin, fish or omega oil, Vitamin E, or Advil/Ibuprofen

  • Waxing, threading, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels

  • Retin-A, Glycolic Acid, and AHA


Post Care Instructions

  • No touching. You do not want to get any potential bacteria that may be on your hands or fingers to get into your healing brows. This could cause potential infection.


  • Do not get your brows wet for 7 days. Be sure to wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. If you feel dust or discomfort on the treated area, wipe it gently with an alcohol wipe.


  • No rubbing or picking the treated area. As your new brows heal, you may notice some flaking of your skin. This is completely normal. Picking at your newly treated brows may result is unwanted gaps that may have otherwise not happened.


  • For the first 7 days, keep a thin layer of ointment on your brows to keep them moist. Use a clean Q-Tip to apply as fingers may have bacteria that could cause infection. Once or twice a day should suffice.


  • Avoid prolonged direct sunlight, tanning beds, excessive sweating, and makeup in the brow area for at least 10 days. If you have to be in the sun, please wear a cap to protect your new brows.

After the procedure, the area treated will be darker and more intense; this is normal. This will last a few days until the skin heals, peels, and naturally exfoliates as the true color emerges.


During the healing process, you may develop dry, flaky and/or itchy skin around the treated area. This is completely normal. It is important not to rub, pick or scratch this area.


It is also important to note that even with proper aftercare, your brows can result in patches or fading spots. This is also completely normal as your body is trying to recover and reject this foreign object from your face. Your six week complimentary touch up is intended for the replacement of  any hair stokes lost during your initial healing process.


There are a few factors that determine how your body heals such as age, skin type, and lifestyle. However, the typical healing time ranges between 4-6 weeks.

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Green Team

  • Join a delightful group of dedicated volunteers who assist garden staff with collections maintenance- weeding, raking and mulching- on a regular basis. No experience necessary.
  • Requirements - Energetic, positive attitude, interest in physical activity. Able to follow instructions and collaborate with fellow volunteer.

Docents: Tours & Interpretation Stations

  • Join a community of lifelong learners and plant lovers! Docents lead visitors on 75-90 minute walking tours. Requirements – Attend docent training. Submit to a background check. Commit to leading 20 tours per year. Participate in continuing education opportunities. Trainings for new docents are offered in spring. The Spring 2021 training is full. Subscribe to the Leaflet, the Garden's e-newsletter for updates on future trainings.

Special Event Volunteers

  • Volunteers are essential for hosting special events in the Garden, assisting as greeters, check-in volunteers, set-up and breakdown, food service, and more. Requests for support and signup opportunities will be shared via email and posted here.
  • Requirements – Friendly, flexible, able to assist on evenings and weekends

Plant Detective

  • Teams of Plant Detectives (2-3 people) work with horticulture and plant collections staff to document plant locations, verify accuracy of plant information, and take photo documentation of the plants.
  • Requirements – Must be able to bend/kneel/squat in tight planting spaces and be able to nimbly walk into garden. Will use a smartphone or tablet to document plants. Meets weekly, 10am-2pm. Weekdays only.

Youth Education- Children's Walk Guide

  • Volunteer guides lead groups of 6 to 8 elementary age students and chaperones on a walk in the Garden. Walks are given year round, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-12pm.
  • Requirements – Complete Children's Guide training. Submit to a background check. Commit to leading at least 20 walks per year. Participate in continuing education opportunities.

Library Volunteer

  • Welcome visitors from around the world to our horticultural library. Library volunteers answer visitor questions and assist library staff with processing and maintenance of library collections.
  • Requirements: Weekly or biweekly shifts of 10am-1pm and 1-4pm, for a minimum of 6 months.


  • The bookstore volunteer is expected to welcome visitors in a friendly manner and assist customers in order to facilitate the sales of books, gift items and plants. Training provided.
  • Requirements: Regular shifts of 10am-1pm and 1-4pm, for a minimum of 6 months.