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Supervisor of Horticulture
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Supervisor of Horticulture at the Arnold Arboretum
The Supervisor of Horticulture at the Arnold Arboretum reports to the Director of Operations and has shared responsibility for the horticulture staff; internship programs; and management and health of one of the finest and most significant collections of woody plants in North America. These collections serve as the cornerstone of the Arnold Arboretum’s mission to discover and disseminate knowledge of the plant kingdom.
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world's leading centers for the study of plants. Founded in 1872 and designed by America's first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, and the Arboretum's first director, Charles Sprague Sargent, the 281-acre Arboretum is an historic landmark and one of the best preserved of Olmsted's landscapes. A unique blend of beloved public landscape and respected research institution, the Arboretum provides and supports world-class research, horticulture, and education programs that foster the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of woody plants. Along with a horticultural library and living collections herbarium encompassing some 135,000 dried plant specimens, the Arboretum comprises one of the largest and best documented woody plant collections in the world, with approximately 15,000 curated plants. To learn more about the Arnold Arboretum, please visit:www.arboretum.harvard.edu