Interns will receive practical, hands on experience in all phases of maintenance, landscape design and enhancement of a diverse collection of horticultural plants within the 409 acre arboretum. Planting Fields is an intact historic estate designed by the Olmsted Brothers as well as an active arboretum with many unusual greenhouse and hardy plant collections. General duties will include planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and garden renovation.
The interns will also help to maintain and enhance many special gardens such as the Dwarf Conifer Garden, Hydrangea Garden, Woodland Garden, Synoptic Garden, Rhododendron Collection, Formal Gardens and a large display greenhouse. All interns are invited to participate in near-weekly educational field trips to private and public gardens on Long Island and the surrounding areas.
All applicants must be enrolled in or recently graduated from a academic program in Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science or a related field. Applicants must provide a resume, academic transcripts, 3 letters of reference and a employment application provided by the Arboretum