Horticulture Internship Job Listing at Filoli in Woodside, CA (Job ID 497085)
Filoli is a magnificent 654-acre historic site owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated today as a cultural and horticultural center. Features of the 16-acre formal garden include lawn terraces, walled garden, woodland garden, rose garden, sunken garden, bowling green, cutting garden, fruit orchard, knot garden, vegetable garden, native plant garden and greenhouses. There are formal hedges and parterres, rare woody plant specimens, and a 36,000 sq. ft. residence which houses several libraries and a collection of decorative arts. Over 500 acres of the site remain undeveloped, with pristine oak madrone woodlands, redwood forests, chaparral and riparian plant communities.
Formalized training in practical horticulture, landscape preservation and public garden management. Rotate through the five garden areas and work under the direct supervision of a staff of over 12 horticulturists. Specialized workshops are scheduled in water management, soil testing, plant identification, shear sharpening, hand tools, power equipment, pests and diseases, garden design and history, and scheduling. At the end of each program, students are tested on their knowledge in these subject areas. Tours of the house, gardens and libraries are also offered and interns are invited to attend educational programs and lectures.
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