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Classes & Workshops

Our Continuing Education offerings provide useful and practical information that will enhance your knowledge, whatever your level of gardening experience.

Whether a homeowner, hobby gardener, artist, horticulturist, or landscape professional, you will find something to stretch you and help you grow.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Aquatic Plants

Three session course. Dive deep into these beautiful yet mysterious plants and learn how to add a water garden to your property.


Six session course. Identify characteristics, cultural requirements, and garden uses of common perennials.

Landscape Design II

Ten session course. Delve deeper into design creativity, detailed garden features, and more advanced graphics.

Designing Storm-water Solutions

Four session course. Design rain gardens, bio-swales, and dry river beds while increasing the beauty and ecology of your property.

Advanced Floral Design I

Three session course. Work with increasingly challenging concepts and a broad variety of material to create exceptional designs.

Botanical Illustration Studio

Nine week course. Use your artistic skills to illustrate plants and flowers from Longwood's greenhouses and outdoor grounds.

Basic Floral Design I

Three session course. Learn the fundamentals of floral design, how to condition flowers, use floral foam, tape, and wire.

Weed Identification

Classroom instruction and field observation will focus on life cycles, key characteristics, and plant structures.

Plant Disease Identification

Learn to recognize the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause them, and how to apply controls as necessary.

Pest Identification

Explore our vast outdoor landscape and observe and identify common pest signs and symptoms with an IPM specialist.

Bountiful Bulbs

Master techniques to increase your bulb inventory, especially on expensive bulbs!

Fearless Watercolor

Six session course. Relax, paint, laugh, and learn in this fun class open to all skill levels.

Green Roof Plants

Three session course. Join the movement for environmentally sustainable gardening in your own space.

Mixed up Moss

Learn different strategies for using and caring for moss in the garden.

Orchids for Beginners Class

This workshop introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home and greenhouse growing.

Enchanted Pumpkins

Wave your magic wand and turn your pumpkin not into a coach like Cinderella’s, but into a unique and stunning harvest centerpiece.

Introduction to Ikebana

Two session course. This course will introduce you to Ikebana in general, as well as three different schools of study.

Floral Design Certificate Exam

Any students who have completed the requirements of the Floral Design Certificate program is eligible to take the certificate exam.

Floral Fun: November

Impress your Thanksgiving guests with a colorful harvest arrangement designed in a pumpkin.

Floral Fun: December

Create a charming tabletop topiary or fresh wreath to accent your holiday décor or to give as a gift.

Amazing Amaryllis (Morning)

Large and voluptuous amaryllis blooms are long-lasting and create over-the-top drama in holiday floral designs.