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Age 14-18
Cost Free
Program type Year Round, After School, Summer
Meets March Through November
Contact us Gap@Bbg.Org
Deadline Nov. 28, 2018


Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.


The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world! Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position as a Tier 4 apprentice.

If you enjoy getting your hands dirty and want to work with other teens, GAP may be for you.

Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November, which includes spring training, summer programming, and a weekly commitment throughout the academic year.

Garden Apprentices in all tiers
Work with children, behind the scenes with staff, or with Garden visitors
Learn about botany, environmentalism, and protecting the earth
Grow, harvest, and cook their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the Children's Garden
Explore in depth Brooklyn Botanic Garden's amazing plant collections and greenhouses
Develop job skills, including teamwork, communication, and responsibility