By definition "gardens" mean "people" - and the Auroville Botanical Gardens are no exception. They are the direct expression of the team that works there.
We are diverse in age, origin, ability, commitment, and energy. We come from over 15 different countries, speak a huge number of different languages, and have radically different opinions about most things, but the one thing we have in common is a joy in the institution of tea breaks.
Whether hot and sweaty from working in the full sun, meditative and calm from weeding in the shade or bug eyed and jittery from manipulating data on the computer – the tea break is welcomed by all.
Of course we are always on the look out for more people to join the merry band, and are happy to find a place for everyone who would like to join in what ever their previous experience or future aspiration.