Horticulture Intern

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Wethersfield Garden
Amenia, NY

Full-Time, Seasonal (17 weeks)

Wethersfield Garden was described by noted architecture critic Henry Hope Reed as “the finest classical garden in the United States built in the second half of the twentieth century.” Considered to be among the most prestigious and exemplary classical gardens in North America, Wethersfield includes a three-acre formal garden with topiary, fountains, hedges, pools, terraces, sculpture, urns, arbors, bowers, follies, and knot and cutting gardens, designed throughout in chambers set on vistaed axes. The seven-acre Wilderness Garden features mature trees, flowering shrubs, and carriage trails, accented by statuary and a fountain.

Job Description

The Horticulture Intern is responsible for working with the garden and grounds staff across the Wethersfield Estate. This may include propagation, planting and transplanting, mulching, weeding, watering, fertilizing, grooming, dead-heading, pruning, leaf removal, mowing, string trimming and other chores as needed.


Mid-May - Mid-October (negotiable based on availability)

Job Requirements

The position requires an ability to communicate effectively with Wethersfield staff; to follow instructions; to work well with other staff members, and to operate hand-tools and power equipment safely. Applicant must have a strong desire to learn and to actively participate as a member of the Wethersfield team.


Experience in the areas outlined for this position are helpful but not required. The individual’s motivation and level of accountability for a job well done will be given strong consideration.


The position is directly supervised by the Head Gardener and the Assistant Gardener, and will be required to abide by the policies and procedures of Wethersfield Estate.

Work Schedule

The work schedule is a 40-hour work week, generally 7:30-4:30 daily with a one-hour lunch and two breaks. Some weekend days may be required.

Salary and Benefits

This is a paid, temporary, seasonal position. The pay rate is $11.10/hour. No other benefits are available.

For consideration, please send a resume and a cover letter to toshi.yano@wethersfield.org with subject line “Horticulture Intern.”

Contact Information

Wethersfield Garden
Email: toshi.yano@wethersfield.org