Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY
Planting Fields is a spectacular 409-acre public garden located on the north shore of Long Island.
This former Gold Coast estate features specimen trees, ornamental shrubs, herbaceous plantings, 2
1/2 acres of display and production greenhouses, historic buildings and a 65 room Tudor revival
mansion. The arboretum features one of the most comprehensive woody plant collections in the
Interns should be currently enrolled or a recent graduate of; Horticulture,
landscape design, botany, environmental science, or similar field
Horticultural Interns need a passion for working in a public garden setting. They will receive practical, hands-
on experience in all phases of maintenance, landscape design and enhancement of a diverse collection of
horticultural plant collections within the 409-acre arboretum. Planting Fields is an intact historic estate
designed by the Olmsted Brothers as well as an active arboretum with many unusual greenhouse and hardy
plant collections. General duties will include planting, pruning, and watering, weeding, mulching and garden
Other Information: The interns will also help to maintain and enhance many special gardens such as the Dwarf
Conifer Garden, Hydrangea Garden, Woodland Garden, Synoptic Garden, Rhododendron Collection and
Formal Gardens. All interns are invited to participate in near-weekly educational field trips to private and public
gardens, nurseries and growers on Long Island and the surrounding areas.