In addition to your regular duties, the interns participate in weekly afternoon seminars and field trips and they staff the Arboretum Plant Clinic.
During the year-long program, the interns are also enrolled and will receive graduate level credit for “Issues in Arboretum Management I and II” through the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.
Weekly seminars and practical sessions: these afternoon sessions allow the interns to interact with Arboretum staff and other professionals from various botanical gardens and arboreta. Session topics are diverse and have included:
Partial or full-day trips provide interns with comparisons of the operations of other managed public landscapes and natural areas. Recent trips include:
Staffed by interns, the Plant Clinic provides the opportunity to assist the public in diagnosing plant pests and disease inquiries as well as plant identification and general horticulture questions.
The Arboretum is open as usual.
Please note that winter weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.