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The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, Meadowbrook Farm-Public Garden Horticulture Intern-Fri, 01/10/2020 - 1:52pm

Public Garden Horticulture Intern


The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, Meadowbrook Farm
1633 Washington Lane
Jenkintown , PA 19046

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Job Description 

The Public Garden Horticulture Internship at PHS Meadowbrook Farm is open to current horticulture students. The Horticulture Intern will work alongside the gardeners and receive hands-on training in properly maintaining the public gardens. Upon completion of the program, the student will have acquired practical horticultural knowledge and skills.

Duties & Responsibilities 

-Learn how to identify and grow a wide variety of plant material; woody plants, perennials, annuals, tropicals
-Assist with the planting of seasonal garden displays, as well as the additional plant material
-Maintain established plantings through watering, fertilizing, weeding, staking, deadheading
-Learn proper pruning techniques; trees, shrubs, topiary, espalier, shearing, etc.
-Weeding and invasive plant identification and control
-Small and large equipment operation; mowers, string trimmers, blowers, etc.
-Assist with day to day tasks and tour/event preparations
-Work alongside staff and volunteers
-Follow all safety guidelines and horticulture best practices
-Promote a positive guest experience
-All other duties as assigned

Education and Experience 

-Basic horticulture knowledge with a willingness to learn more
-Proficient with basic computer software, including Microsoft Office suite
-Detail-oriented with strong organizational and communication skills
-Able to stand and work for long periods of time
-Ability to lift 50 lbs or more on a regular basis
-Ability to work in all temperature and weather conditions
-Ability to work independently as well in a team setting
-Saturday work schedule required

Full Name 
Julie Bare