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Summer 2014 Horticulture Internship
Category: Horticulture

Better Homes and Gardens Test GardenĀ®
Des Moines, IA

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014

The Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden® offers a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience in a public garden setting.  Our garden is located in an urban environment next to the corporate publishing headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.  The horticulture intern will gain hands-on experience with perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, vines and vegetables.


  • Provide daily maintenance of the BH&G Test Garden including planting, pruning, watering, mulching, weeding and dead-heading, plus water garden maintenance
  • Assist with photo shoots and corporate events in the garden
  • Conduct public tours and record plant data
  • Report to the Test Garden Manager


  • Full-time undergraduate student pursuing career in Horticulture or related field
  • Students must be at least sophomore status.  Students who graduate spring semester 2014 are eligible to apply.
  • Hands-on gardening experience and relevant coursework
  • Ability to conduct tours and work independently in a professional setting

General Application Criteria

  • This is a 10-12 week professional program.  Hourly wage is based on experience.
  • This is a temporary full-time position from late May through mid August.  Start and end dates are somewhat flexible.
  • Hours will include weekends and holidays.

Create your profile at:   (see Temporary Openings - Test Garden).

Send resume and cover letter detailing gardening experience, coursework and training to:

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