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  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dana Reynolds, a master’s degree student in horticultural science at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, has been selected for a summer internship at French gardens.

A selection committee organized by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens recently chose Reynolds as the third American student for the program that was established in 2011 through the French Heritage Society Student Exchange Program.

Tom Johnson, Magnolia’s executive director, said, “Ms. Reynolds is passionate about horticulture, and she has a clear vision of the career path she wants to follow in this exciting field. Given her enthusiasm for gardens, she will be an excellent ambassador for Magnolia as we continue to share American culture through horticulture.”

Reynolds, who is expected to earn a master’s degree in May, said, “Im so excited! This opportunity to go to France is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I couldnt be happier about being chosen.

“I hope to benefit Magnolia Gardens by contributing to their research into pre-1900 varieties of camellias, and to further develop their relationship with the French Heritage Society,” she said. “I hope to gain experience in garden administration from an international standpoint, which I will apply to my developing career in public garden administration in the United States or wherever my path may take me.”

She received a biology degree in 2011 from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. Later that year, she interned at the Royal Botanic Garden at London, England. Reynolds, who hopes to become an executive director at a public garden, is a student member of the American Public Gardens Association. Magnolia is the only APGA member in South Carolina.

In addition to being fluent in French, Reynolds is also is semi-fluent in Japanese.

The internship program also has received support from the City of North Charleston, the Michaux Garden Committee of the Charleston Horticultural Society and the local chapter of the Alliance Francaise.

Katherine Reeves, a graduate of Trident Technical College in Charleston, and Caroline Broder, a graduate of the University of Georgia, were the first two students selected for the internships.

The dates and locations for Reynolds’ internship will be established soon by Diane de Roquette-Buisson, executive director of the French Heritage Society in Paris.

Last year, Broder interned at Chateau dAcquigny near Evreux, Chateau de Brécy in Normandy, Chateau de Valmer near Tours and Chateau de Saint Marcel near Lyon.

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