Horticultural Internship


A 120 acre estate in the Hudson River Valley town of Garrison, NY. The estate was built in 1919 with the original landscape and garden design by Ellen Biddle Shipman. There are several woodland trails on the property, rose parterre, orchard, and mesic meadow all currently under restoration or design development. A 9,000 sq ft vegetable, cutting and display area was completed in 2017. The garden is in the beginning stages of implementing a master plan in collaboration with Arne Maynard Garden Design. A propagation hoop house and nursery area are in final design stage with construction scheduled for March, 2019.


The internship period is spring through fall with flexibility on exact start/ finish dates, with a 24 week total.


The Internship is a hands-on opportunity for a full emersion in the classic disciplines of best practice horticulture. Prospective candidate will work 5 days a week from 8:00 to 4:00. The intern is expected to assist current garden staff in all aspects of gardening including but not limited to planting, staking, grooming, weeding, edging, deadheading, pruning, brush removal, irrigation, IPM.

The ideal Intern will have previous gardening experience, be self motivated, hard working, willing and able to take direction, fit and able to lift/move 50lbs. The Intern will be expected to work in all weather conditions. Intern is expected to arrive each day and be ready to work promptly at 8:00. Sound work boots and clean, proper work pants and shirt are required, shorts that do not rise more than 6” above the knee are allowed. No cut offs, mid-drift or sleeveless tops are permitted.

The Intern will be expected to keep pace with a dedicated full time staff whose commitment, work, and work ethic are held to, and meet, high standards.

Persons with an avid and passionate interest in plants, the natural and cultivated plant world and who are prepared for a challenging, rewarding experience in a beautiful setting are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to: tbielaczyc@gmail.com

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