Green Spring Gardens

Horticultural Intern– Virginia Native Plant Garden

Green Spring Gardens is a 31-acre public garden with a 1784 Historic House that offers themed gardens for enjoyment, education, and inspiration.

The internship will focus on the Virginia Native Plant Garden and other adjacent natural areas. Internship responsibilities include garden maintenance, attending a meeting or field trip of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS), and assisting VNPS with propagation and other activities.

The internship is generously funded by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.

Compensation: Interns will be temporary, part-time employees of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $11.43/hour for up to 300 hours. Start and end dates are negotiable.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four-year horticulture, botany, environmental education or similar degree program. Internship responsibilities include writing an article about the internship for the VNPS Potomack Chapter’s newsletter.

To Apply: Send resume to Brenda Skarphol at