EDUCATION CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOOL AND TEACHER PROGRAMS FAMILY FUN SCHOOL OF HORTICULTURE
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Student Services

Orientation

Orientation for the entering class begins the last week in January. New students meet staff and become familiar with the Garden’s philosophies and facilities. Orientation and special group projects with Horticulture continue weekly throughout February to prepare students for weekly rotations.

Student E-Mail and Computer Access

Each student is assigned a personal e-mail address. Computers are available 24 hours a day in the Student Room.

Food

The Garden Café serves hot and cold dishes, including sandwiches, salads, soup, a daily hot entrée, vegetarian options, as well as snacks and beverages. The Leon Levy Visitor Center Café serves sandwiches, salads, pastries, snacks, and beverages. Both are open Tuesdays through Sundays. There are several moderately priced diners, cafes, and pizza parlors within walking distance of the Garden. Vending machines area located on the first floor of Watson Lobby.

Garden Shop

Students may enjoy a discount at the Shop in the Garden and Outdoor Plant Shop, both of which stock a wide range of horticultural and botanical books, plats, gardening equipment, and gifts.

School Facilities

School academic facilities are housed in the Watson and Library buildings. The School has 12 classrooms for meetings and classes. The student room is available for meal breaks, studying, drafting, and computer use. Horticulture training is carried out in locations throughout the Garden’s 250-acre campus.

Housing

Housing, although not provided, is available in the Bronx and lower Westchester County within a convenient distance from the Garden. Out-of-town and international students should make a concerted effort to secure housing prior to arriving in New York.

Post-Graduation Job Placement

Available jobs are posted on the “Job Listings” bulletin board in the Watson building. In addition, the School provides placement assistance on an informal basis. However, the School cannot promise or guarantee employment. Since 2002, nearly 100% percent of graduates have been employed in the field of horticulture.

Recent Graduate Employment Status*

Class of
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
% Employed in the
Horticulture Field
100
100
100
86
100
100
100
% Pursuing Additional
Horticultural Education
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
% Otherwise Employed
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
% Status Unknown
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
*Based on Alumni survery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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