Opportunities for Students

Get a job or internship

Work-study positions
Academic year internships
Summer internship at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summer internship at the Smith Botanic Garden

Take a course

Horticulture: Plants in the Landscape Practicum - BIO 125 (fall semester)
Intro to Horticulture — BIO 122/123 (spring semester)
Plant Ecology – BIO 364/365 (fall semester)
Plant Physiology – BIO 206 (spring semester)
More courses

Arrange a tour for your house, class or club

Contact us at ×2742 or by email or submit our online request form.

Take a workshop with your house or club

Read about the workshops and schedule a visit

Become a Friend of the Botanic Garden

For only $20 you get our newsletter, discounts on T-shirts and other garden merchandise, free admission to 300 other gardens around the country, and more. More information.


First year students, be sure to pick up your ivy plant!




While a student at Smith I had the privilege of working at the botanic garden, both with Arborist John Berryhill and in the Lyman Conservatory. This experience solidified my desire to make my life's work about the study and care of plants. I hope all Smithies past, present and future appreciate the incredible plant facilities and resources available, and take full advantage of them, or at least notice the plant specimens as they run by on their way to classes!


Syretha Brooks, Smith Class of 2008, Horticulturist at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
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