Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Rose and Flower Garden


The Rose and Flower Garden Intern assists the Rose Garden Horticulturist in all phases of garden development, management, and care of the living collections. The intern assists in the management of various specialty gardens within the rose garden section. Specialty gardens include: formal rose garden and rock wall, stumpery, crabapple orchard, herb, cottage, dwarf conifer, sculpture, wisteria, and pollinator gardens. Specific emphasis is placed on refining practical horticultural skills, including techniques in formal garden maintenance. 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 of garden machinery. Special projects will be assigned to develop individual skills in garden planning and management. Upon completion, the Rose and Flower Garden Intern will have mastered the skills utilized in the culture of modern and antique roses and their garden companions. This position is supported by Charles S. Holman.

Sarah Evantash

Sarah Evantash
2020-21 Charles S. Holman Endowed Rose and Flower Garden Intern

Duties and Responsibilities


Work Environment

The Rose and Flower Garden internship is a hands-on program that assists in the care and maintenance of the rose garden section. The intern also assists in the management and coordination of the Horticultural Volunteer group. In addition, the intern experiences what is involved in managing a public garden through the course of a full year.

Past Project Topics

Click here to read the 2011-2012 Rose Garden Intern Report.
Click here to read the 2010-2011 Rose Garden Intern Report.

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Alerts & Updates

Due to the weather and flooding, the Arboretum is closed today Tuesday, August 4th.

Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors (Including Members)

The Morris Arboretum is excited to be open! We have instituted new policies as required by the government of Pennsylvania in order to keep the public safe while visiting. Please review the policies below before your visit.

  • The City of Philadelphia mandates that all visitors age 2 and older wear face coverings.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Café are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas.
  • The Fernery and the Log Cabin are temporarily closed.
  • Restrooms are open and sanitized regularly.
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the Arboretum.
  • Bring your own water and snacks.
  • Library passes are not accepted at this time.
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Unfortunately, Out on a Limb will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31, 2020 due to scheduled maintenance.

The Garden Railway will not be operational from 2:00 PM Friday (July 19) through the weekend (July 20-21). The trains will open for normal operation on Monday, July 22nd. Our Train Master reported that the trains will not operate in the excessive heat, citing electrical, track and rolling stock failures.

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

Garden Railway trains are not running Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th due to inclement weather.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

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.