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Moore Farms Botanical Garden-Summer Horticulture Intern-Tue, 01/22/2019 - 3:11pm

Summer Horticulture Intern


Moore Farms Botanical Garden
100 New Zion Rd.
Lake City , SC 29560

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Job Description 

Interns will work with all levels of the horticulture staff in the daily care of the gardens and plant collections. They will learn both hardy and subtropical plants, refined gardening skills and new and traditional design methods.

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a nonprofit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 65-acre garden was established in 2002 and includes 24 different garden areas. Other land use includes agriculture, forestry, pine straw production and wildlife habitat.

Work expectations: 5 days, 40 hrs. /wk. with occasional weekend work.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Work will primarily be based on garden care but may also include greenhouse/nursery management and database management. In addition to regular gardening duties, each intern will be assigned an independent project to complete.

When offered: 3-4 month summer internship for 2019

Compensation and incentives: Compensation includes a taxable stipend of $1800 per month. On-site housing is provided in a fully-furnished house with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Work exchanges and trips will be arranged with local gardens. A paid, out of state trip is planned to allow interns to experience different regions and for professional networking opportunities.

Education and Experience 

We are seeking students who are passionate about horticulture and botanical gardens. Ability to lift 50 lbs., willingness to work in adverse weather conditions and a valid driver’s license are required.

The internship is intended to allow juniors, seniors and recent graduates to work along staff in every aspect of the garden to explore their career options. Preferred majors include: horticulture, botany, biology, landscape architecture and agriculture.

Application Instructions 

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Rebecca Turk
Director of Education and Events
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Phone: (843) 210-7582

Please state interest in the horticulture internship in the cover letter.

The goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of the day to day operations of a botanical garden, to prepare them for professional employment, to encourage creative and progressive thought and to ignite and inspire further passion for horticulture. For more information view our website at

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Rebecca Turk