During their first year, students receive hands-on training in four areas of major concentration, along with plant health care and plant records practices. Each rotation is six weeks in duration, or approximately 200 hours. There are also opportunities to take part in special projects around the Garden as they occur throughout the year.
At the end of each rotation, students are evaluated and tested on their mastery of horticultural skills covered in the rotation, such as planting, propagation, watering, pruning, perennial maintenance, and fertilization techniques.
Tim Wells from The New York Botanical Garden
Special Projects May Include:
|Aquatic Planting||Introduction to Tree Climbing||Plant Sale|
|Bulb Planting||Invasive Species Management||Rose Pruning|
|Ecological Research||Mapping||Tree Transplanting|
|Glasshouse Exhibitions and Collections||Nursery Management||Turf Renovation|
|Greenhouse Management||Ornamental Pruning||Vegetable Gardening|
|Plant Health Care||Workplace Safety|