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If you've spent a summer mowing lawns for your family or neighbors or kept up a garden in the backyard, then you already have valuable horticulture experience. Many nurseries, flower shops, and local parks or forest preserves use temporary summer employees to work in various capacities. You can also join garden clubs, visit local flower shops, attend botanical shows, and participate in internships to explore the career. The American Public Gardens Association offers a list of internships in public gardens throughout the United States at its Web site, https://publicgardens.org/professional-development/jobs.

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