Summer Garden Opportunity at Woodlands Garden

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Woodlands Garden is looking for an independently driven and passionate gardener to fill the

position of Horticulture Intern.

Duties will include the following:

• Work alongside Garden Manager in the daily care of the gardens and plant collections

including planting, weeding, pruning, watering, mulching, and hauling of plant debris.

• Assist Garden Manager with large scale garden projects.

• Work independently outdoors in the gardens on routine maintenance and specific


• Help lead volunteer projects during weekly workdays.

• Provide computer assistance through plant research, photo filing, and database


As a small nonprofit organization, Woodlands Garden’s mission is to preserve a woodland

garden as an urban sanctuary to educate and engage the community in the natural world. By

building on a generous gift from the family of Chet and Gene Morse, Woodlands provides

respite from urban bustle in Decatur, GA, inviting visitors to appreciate its cultivated and

natural beauty. This 7.1-acre native garden includes a Georgia piedmont native garden and the

Morse family heritage garden. Learn more at

Desired qualifications:

We are seeking an Intern who is passionate about horticulture and botanical gardens. Ability to

lift 30 lbs., and willingness to work in adverse weather conditions are needed.

The internship is intended for those with an existing knowledge of routine garden maintenance

and interest in furthering this skillset. Computer savvy skills appreciated. Characteristics of

Intern may include: good listener, attention to detail, willingness to learn, and excitement to

collaborate with others. Priority will be placed on applicants with degree focused on

Horticulture, Biology, Ecology, or similar field.

When offered: Summer Internship starting mid-June, 2016

Location: Woodlands Garden, 932 Scott Boulevard, Decatur, GA 30030

Compensation: Stipend available

Work schedule: 15-20 hours a week, to be arranged with staff

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

Ruby Bock, Garden Manager