Botanic Gardens Intern
Employment TypeInternship (Full-time)
Assists with the maintenance of plants and gardens in garden areas, conservatory, production greenhouses, and the annual flowerbeds. Sprays weeds and applies mulch. Provides for daily watering of plants in container gardens. Assists in plant propagation, watering, repotting, fertilization, and grooming. Plants annuals in beds, weeds beds, and blows walkways and maintains garden areas in a clean and safe condition. Interns participate in field trips to other public gardens and horticultural enterprises and must complete an assigned project.
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is operated by the City of Cheyenne Department of Community Recreation and Events, and exists to cultivate community for the public by providing treasured gardens, educational opportunities, and enrichment.
Duties & Responsibilities
Duties include garden tasks such as weeding, mulching, planting, and watering. Interns will attend three field trips and will complete a special project of benefit to the overall program of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens or High Plains Arboretum.
Prepare, plant, and maintain on and off-site annual flower beds and landscapes. Completes routine tasks such as weeding, mulching, watering, and deadheading.
Maintain plants in production spaces; completes tasks such as transplanting, watering, and fertilization.
Each intern will be assigned a special project that entails research, planning, and completion of a work product.
Supervise volunteers in planting and maintaining on and off-site annual flower beds and landscapes.
Assist public with diverse questions about horticulture, history, mission, and operation of Cheyenne Botanic Garden
Work harmoniously with staff, volunteers and interns from all backgrounds, identities and ages, orientation, and abilities.
Maintain a safe environment for the Botanic Gardens staff, volunteers, and visitors.
Education and Experience
Must be in or planning to enter an undergraduate or graduate program focusing on horticulture, plant science or public garden management OR must possess experience in nursery, garden center, or agricultural work.
Four interns will be selected; one of the four will be working primarily at the High Plains Arboretum on the site of the historic 1928 Cheyenne Horticulture Research Station.