This is story of the Polly Hill Arboretum internship program. In 1958 at age 50, Polly Hill began her arboretum by sowing a seed on her family's summer property, then known as Barnard's Inn Farm. She was always looking for plants that would grow out of latitude and thrive on Martha's Vineyard and traveled extensively collected seeds from all over the world. In the 1990's her beautiful private gardens became a public arboretum and shortly afterwards with her help and the efforts of David Smith and Sam Feldman the Internship Program was formed. Many young people have gone through either the summer or 9 month program and continued on with great success in the horticulture world. This is their story and the story of their remarkable mentor.