Garden Apprentice Program

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.

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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 spring and fall. See the tier descriptions for more information and application links. For more information, please email [email protected].

Thank you for your interest in the Garden Apprentice Program. Applications for 2018 have closed. Please email [email protected] with any questions, or for information about the 2019 application process.

A group of teenagers in the Garden Apprentice Program smile in the Children's Garden.
Important GAP Dates
Program Tiers
Frequently Asked Questions

Photos from GAP Participants

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GAP 1
Building a bean trellis with bamboo in the Children’s Garden. Photo by GAP.
Garden Apprentice shows flowering plants to child
GAP 4
Summer bean harvest! Photo by GAP.
GAP 3
Preparing our plots for spring planting. Photo by GAP.
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A fall work day in the Children’s Garden. Photo by GAP.
GAP 2
Planting trays of vegetable seedlings in early spring. Photo by GAP.
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