Alumna Gardener Encourages Horticulture Students During D.C. Visit

Smithsonian gardener Sarah A. Tietbohl talks with visiting horticulture students from her alma materFifteen Penn College horticulture students and instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. recently took a field trip to the gardens of the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. While there, the group met with Sarah A. Tietbohl, a 2005 floral design/interior plantscape alumna and a 2006 graduate in technology management. Tietbohl talked about her position at the Smithsonian gardens and her previous job as a gardener at Mount Vernon. She encouraged the students to think about public horticulture as a career and to always be on the lookout for job opportunities. Tietbohl tends the Enid A. Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian Castle, a 4.2-acre rooftop garden with museums below it. Photo by Carl J. Bower Jr.

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