Seasonal Garden Internship

Andalusia Historic House, Gardens, and Arboretum
1237 State Road P.O. Box 158
Bensalem, PA 19020
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
To $19.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

  Andalusia Historic House, Garden, and Arboretum is looking for a Horticulturist/ Garden intern. Andalusia is approximately 90 acres located 13 miles north of Philadelphia on the Delaware River in Lower Bucks County, PA. The property is divided in half, with one side owned by the Andalusia Foundation and open to the public as a museum and garden. The other side of the property remains private. The Andalusia grounds are comprised of mature trees, formal gardens, mixed perennial beds, a rose garden, cut flower gardens, expansive hedging, meadows and pastures. The property also has a small greenhouse and solarium. Andalusia is managed by a full-time garden and grounds staff, plus additional contractors.  The intern will be involved with duties such as; planting trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.  Garden bed maintenance including weeding, deadheading, staking, dividing, watering, and pruning. Other jobs could include invasive weed control, seasonal pot displays, tour opening and closings, greenhouse work, and IPM implications. This internship pays $19 per hour and interns are expected to work 40hrs a week.  The internship is for 24 weeks.  Interns will also attend at least one professional conference and have the ability to join the horticulture team on field trips to other gardens.
Job Requirements
Interns will be expected to be able to work as a team and independently. Do physical work that includes bending, stooping, reaching, climbing ladders, and lifting at least 30lbs. Work in a variety of weather conditions such as heat, cold, and light rain. Have a valid drivers license. Interns should have or are working towards a degree or certificate in Horticulture/ Landscape design.