Garden Internships (6 total)

Location: Boylston, MA
Deadline: April 1, 2017

The Tower Hill Botanic Garden, located in Boylston, MA, is offering garden internships for 2017.  There will be six seasonal intern positions available.  These positions are open from April through September of 2017.

DUTIES:   Interns will assist in the maintenance of diverse perennial, vegetable, woody ornamental and woodland gardens on 132 picturesque acres.  These include the Lawn Garden, Secret Garden, Cottage Garden, Vegetable Garden, Systematic Garden, accessible garden and conservatory plants, an orchard with 119 varieties of heirloom apples, a woodland garden, Wildlife Pond, and field and woodland trails.  Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of horticultural techniques including planting, pruning, trail maintenance, weed identification and removal, watering and mowing.

HOURS:  Hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday.

REQUIREMENTS:   Preference will be given to students who have completed course work in horticulture, landscape design, botany, or related fields.  Experience with grounds maintenance equipment, including mowers, trimmers, rototillers, trucks and tractor is helpful but not mandatory.  

STIPEND & HOUSING:  Interns earn $11.00 per hour and are responsible for finding their own housing and transportation.

DEADLINE:  Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2017.

To request an application packet, call 508-869-6111, ext. 139, or e-mail sallen@towerhillbg.org

Mail Inquiries to:
WORCESTER COUNTY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
ATTENTION:  HORTICULTURAL SECRETARY
11 FRENCH DRIVE,
P.O. BOX 598
BOYLSTON, MA 01505-0598