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.

Paige Ida

Paige Ida
2015-16 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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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.

The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

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.