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Category: Horticulture


The Locust Grove Estate
Poughkeepsie, New York

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Horticulture/Landscape Management Internships

The Locust Grove Estate

 
 
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis
Internship Duration:  Flexible:  summer-fall 2014
 
Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark located 80 miles north of New York City in Poughkeepsie, New York.  The 180 acre estate includes the historic house museum, landscape garden, and nature preserve, and is open to the public daily.  
 
Samuel Morse, the artist and inventor of the telegraph, developed the landscape in the romantic/picturesque style, popular nationally in the era prior to the Civil War.  The succeeding owners, the Youngs, were passionate gardeners for 80 years ending in 1975. They developed an extensive collection of ornamentals and a substantial kitchen garden.
 
We continue to grow and maintain an extensive and varied inventory of ornamental and edible plants today.
 
The intern works directly with staff in all aspects of horticulture including historic garden restoration, grounds maintenance, special events and public education.  The intern gardens alongside our skilled volunteers to ensure the success of wide variety of projects.  The intern will have the opportunity to experience the rich landscape history of the Hudson Valley through field trips.
 
Students and recent graduates of college or certificate programs in horticulture, landscape design and architecture, plant science and related fields who seek practical experience in a public garden are encouraged to apply.
 
The highly successful summer horticulture internship program at Locust Grove is now in its 14th year.  
 
 
Compensation: unpaid internship, 40 hr/wk, housing included
Personal vehicle required.
Questions?  Contact Timothy Steinhoff  tel.:  (845) 454-4500 ext.216 
 
To apply submit a cover letter, resume and two references to:  

Timothy Steinhoff
Locust Grove 2683 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
or by email: horticulture@lgny.org
 

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