This week I have the privilege to introduce to you Sean Coffey, one of our Horticulture Interns. It has been a pleasure working with him and we always enjoy hearing his perspective on the gardens and grounds. This is Sean’s second season here and he has been up to any challenge we’ve thrown at him. Sean heads back to school next week, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to let him share with you some of his favorite plants around Blithewold.
Hi this is Sean Coffey, Horticulture Intern here at Blithewold. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a Landscape Architecture student at the University of Rhode Island about to enter my final year of school before I receive my bachelor’s degree. This is my second summer here at Blithewold; last year (Summer of 2016) I was full time while this summer has been mostly three days per week. During my stint here at the gardens and arboretum, I have collected an abundance of knowledge both from the staff and by working with plants. My passion for horticulture and the landscape industry has grown exponentially over the past two years and a big part of that comes from working with Garden Manager Gail Read and Horticulturalist Betsy Ekholm. That being said, I would like to share with you my top 5 favorite trees and flowers. I will list these plants in no particular order and give a brief explanation on why each appeals to me. Here we go…
Top 5 Trees:
Top 5 Flowers: