Palm Centre is an organisation established in the Koycegiz municipality of Mugla, trying to achieve first applications in its field. We have realised the first "Palmetum", Palm Garden in our country. Cactus House with around 300 species of cacti and succulents and The "Dream Garden" that having Water and Bog Plants collection, was opened to public in June 2005. In May 2006 we have opened the Botanical Garden after the completion of our Tropical Greenhouse.
Our centre is not a real Botanical Garden, as far as species are limited and all taxons are not presented. But unrivalled in Turkey for learning and practical training for specially culture plants. Identification, classification, cultivation and care (140+ types of palms, 1000+ species of perennial and non-perennial trees and shrubs). We accept a limited number of students for summer practical training. The number of students taken in one group is limited to six to eight. Students from relevant departments of Agricultural Faculties, Landscape Design students from Forestry and Biology students are accepted. Student from outside of Turkiye, should speak either Turkish or English. Minumum time for acceptance to internship is 30 working days.
We prefer students to arrange their own accomodation. However, for those who require, we have limited possibilities to provide accomodation. We provide tea during the breaks, and sandwich type food for lunch.
We try to benefit from the presence of visiting Academics, and also provide possibilities for successful students to participate in cultural activities and excursions in/around Koycegiz. Each student will prepare a seminar (Our library and internet facilities available for this purpose). Work hours are 7:30 to 18:30 for 6 days of the week.
7.30-10.00 Plant identification and care walk
10.00-10.15 Tea break
10.15-12.00 Rotating program
12.00-13.30 Lunch Break –Free time
13.30-15.30 Rotating program
15.30-15.45 Tea Break
15.45-17.30 Rotating program
17.30-18.30 Seminar, conference, presentation
Rotating program : Weed removal, seed, seedling handling, pot change, pruning, watering, seed collection, plant labelling, landscape design/application, guidence to visitors, reading and work for paper presenation.
Tel 0252 2622892
Fax 0252 2625161