Horticulture Intern

Horticulture Intern


  • Horticulture Intern

Fearrington Village, located eight miles south of Chapel Hill, NC, seeks a summer intern to work with an experienced gardening team during our busy summer season. Fearrington Village, a destination that includes restaurants, shops, an inn, a spa, surrounded by pastures, is also known for charming, four season ornamental gardens that enrich the visitor experience.

Job Description

The Knot Garden at the House

This position offers an opportunity to practice and expand hands-on skills and knowledge of public or ornamental gardening. The intern will work with different gardeners on a project by project basis. Responsibilities may include assisting with planting, watering, weeding, pruning, mulching, and overall garden maintenance.


Candidates should be currently in a two or four year degree program majoring in horticulture, or a related field such as botany or agriculture, and have previous experience in basic landscaping duties such as mulching, weeding, installing, etc. as well as:

  • Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a range of hand tools and power tools.
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and can manage time effectively.
  • Requires strenuous physical work; frequent standing, bending, twisting, stooping, climbing, lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds in weight.

Compensation & Hours

The internship will pay a competitive hourly wage. This is a full time position lasting from June to August. Other benefits include working with an experienced gardening team consisting of four gardeners and three groundskeepers, and with staff from Fearrington businesses including the Inn, restaurants, shops and spa, and enjoying a positive, team oriented culture.

To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please:

  1. Fill out our employment application online.
  2. Once completed, save the application to your desktop.
  3. Send the form as an attachment via email or fax to 919.542.4020
  4. Have a resume? Feel free to include it in your email.
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