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Horticulture and Grounds Maintenance Intern
Category: Horticulture

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Vail, CO

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012


Located at an altitude of 8,200 feet, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens specializes in alpine plants and native mountain perennials. There are three acres of cultivated gardens surrounded by parkland near Vail Village and at the base of Vail Mountain in Colorado's Gore Range.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens summer internships are full-time (40 hours per week) for twelve weeks,  June to August. One position is available in each of the following categories:





During the eight weeks that the interns are employed at the Gardens they will learn a wide array of topics.  They will be involved in garden maintenance and gain broad experience in botanic gardens operations.  Some areas of instruction include maintenance, learning to work with volunteers, plant identification, recording and maintaining collection data through BG Base software, seed collecting practices in the wild, implementation of education programs for children and youth, landscape redesign within existing areas in the Gardens, ascertain information surrounding non-profit operations, and training in relation to responsibilities of botanic garden management.  Also, the intern will gain knowledge of the different range of Botanic Gardens through field trips to various gardens within Colorado.


For more info please include a link to our website


Contact, Application and Compensation Information


Required Application:

Application (printable), Résumé and 3 references


Nick Courtens, Head Gardener


970-476-0103 ext. 5



183 Gore Creek Drive Suite #7 
Vail, CO 81657

Apply by:

February 18, 2013


The Gardens will assist with affordable housing in Vail



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