Career Exploration

Public gardens and conservation organizations recruit talented people to work in a range of fields such as horticulture, marketing, technology, and turf management.  Mt. Cuba Center works to share career pathways with those entering or re-entering the workforce through internships, apprenticeships, and job shadowing. 


In support of the DE Center for Horticulture’s Branches to Chances (BTC) Program, Mt. Cuba opens its doors to the BTC staff and trainees for two days every spring.  Trainees work alongside our horticulture, grounds, greenhouse, and arborist staff to get a sampling of these career opportunities. 

Lab experiments, propagation, tree climbing and more High-school students employed by Bright Spot Farm come to Mt. Cuba for four weeks each winter to learn about plant science, conservation methods, and to explore a variety of career opportunities including horticulture, arboriculture, research, and public engagement.