Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Gardener intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was wonderful working outside in such a serene setting. It was a rather social position and I had the opportunity to talk to the visitors and my employers.

What I wish was different

It was a lot of manual work, and that isn't a bad thing, but it wasn't a lot of experience in the different jobs involved in horticulture. It also wasn't education as I hoped it would be. I would have liked to get paid too but it wasn't in the budget this year.


Stay hydrated. It gets very hot and humid working in this environment. I suggest a sun hat, short sleeve shirts and cargo capris to keep cool while not getting dirt all over.
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