Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum



The Horticulture Intern receives hands-on training in all phases of garden development and care of the living collection. Specific emphasis is placed on refining practical horticultural skills. Supervisory skills are developed by directing the activities of volunteers and part-time staff. Other activities include developing integrated pest management (IPM) skills, arboriculture techniques, and the operation and maintenance of garden machinery. Special projects will be assigned to develop individual skills in garden planning and management.

Erin Holiman

Erin Holiman
2016-17 Alice & Liddon Pennock, Jr. Endowed Horticulture Intern

Duties and Responsibilities


Work Environment

The horticulture internship is a hands-on program that assists in the care of maintenance of the Arboretum's extensive collection of accessioned plants. The horticulture intern assists in the management of various specialty gardens throughout the Arboretum. He or she rotates through all areas of the garden as workload and individual interests dictate. The intern also assists in the management and coordination of the Horticultural Volunteer group.

Past Project Topics

Click here to read the 2011-2012 Horticulture Intern Report.
Click here to read the 2010-2011 Horticulture Intern Report.

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Alerts & Updates

Monday the Arboretum's driveway was repaved. Today it is still drying, parking is limited, but we are open!

The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.

Please note that 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.