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Horticulture Intern
Category: Horticulture

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Lake City, South Carolina

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Internship title:  Horticulture Intern


Interns will work with all levels of staff in the daily care of the gardens and plant collections. They will learn both hardy and subtropical plants, refined gardening skills and new and traditional design methods. Work options include garden care, greenhouse and nursery management, database management and herbarium specimen preparation in conjunction with the A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina. Interns will also manage one stand-alone, special project.

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a nonprofit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 35-acre garden was established 11 years ago and includes a vegetable garden, formal garden, green roof, turf farm, pond gardens, formal shrub borders, muscadine vineyard and a greenhouse and nursery. Other land use includes agriculture, forestry, pine straw production and wildlife habitat.

Desired qualifications:

We are seeking students who are passionate about horticulture and botanical gardens. The internship is intended to allow juniors, seniors and recent graduates to design and manage creative projects and to explore their career options. Preferred majors include: horticulture, botany and landscape architecture.

When offered: Year round, from 3 months to 1 year or more.

Locations(s): Southeastern US. Lake City, South Carolina 29560

Compensation and incentives include on-site housing in a cottage with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Interns receive a taxable stipend of $1800 per month. Paid field-trips and work exchanges will be arranged with local gardens such as the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden and Brookgreen Gardens.

5 days, 40 hrs./wk.


Ethan Kauffman
Garden Director
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
100 New Zion Rd.
Lake City, SC 29560

Phone: (803) 767-0111

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