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Whether a homeowner, hobby gardener, artist, horticulturist, or landscape professional, you will find something to stretch you and help you grow.
Six-session course. Learn the fundamentals of floral design: how to condition flowers and use floral foam, tape, and wire.
Take inspiration from the graceful lines and movement of the Italian Water Garden to create your own floral fountain.
This day-long tour will highlight several exquisite private gardens in the region.
Four-session course. Local painter Karl Kuerner is known for his idyllic landscapes.
Explore the colorful bounty that our local area has to offer by working with fresh plants foraged from nearby ecosystems.
Learn the natural way to make your own indigo dye vat.
Four session course. Join photographer Rob Cardillo on a journey through the seasons.
Create stunning images of our flowers in a workshop designed for photographers of all levels.
Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow gardeners on the bus trip and get advice from one of the area's most respected plantsmen, David Culp.
Learn new ways to release the incredible power of herbs in your cooking from the owner and creative force behind Talula's Table.
Bring a favorite container and take home a beautiful mixed planting in it.
Have you ever wanted an herbal topiary to enjoy at home?
Four-session course. Learn the complexities of meadow communities.
Hear tales of Michael Barone's adventures visiting some of the most historic and exquisite pipe organs around the world.
From 2004–2008, a complete rebuilding costing $4 million restored the Longwood Organ to its original sound.
Spend the day listening to some of the world’s finest organs.
Spend the day listening to the largest musical instrument on earth at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Construct a gorgeous fern wreath like the ones you've seen on display during A Longwood Christmas.
Dispel the mystery of the rose and learn to grow and nurture this most beloved garden flower.
This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic States and how to use them in the landscape.
Fully online. Learn benefits of school gardens and how to start, maintain, and grow a program of your own.
Fully online. This collection of plants will add a burst of color to your landscape with exciting textures and blooms.
This workshop is designed to introduce teachers to the benefits of school garden programs.
Treat yourself to an evening of pure pleasure as we explore the different kinds of roses now available.
Engage in literary activities inspired by natural surroundings and participate in “behind the scenes” tours.
Six session course. Gain the knowledge and skills to be a successful vegetable gardener.
Enjoy a complimentary day in the Gardens and discover all that our School & Youth Programs have to offer.
Look more closely at our managed meadow and learn the real diversity of the space.
Fully online. Interested in continuing your vegetable garden well past frost or starting your greens during the cold winter months?
Two-session course. For beginning designers who'd like to take their graphic communications to the next level.
Two-session course. Explore the role of color using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds.
Explore the history of this photographic process and make your own cyanotypes using plant material from our water lily ponds.
Six session course. This course will concentrate on identification, culture, landscape use, and culinary use.
Three-session course. Focus on the identification and culture of bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers that flower in summer.
Fresh garden vegetables add color, texture, and whimsy to your late summer design.
Six session course. Relax, paint, laugh, and learn in this fun class open to all skill levels.
Six-session course. Work with increasingly challenging concepts and a broad variety of materials to create exceptional designs.
Ten-session course. Delve deeper into design creativity, detailed garden features, and more advanced graphics.
Shut down the judgmental side of your brain, and let your creative side shine through in this relaxing day in our Meadow Garden.
Four-session course. Explore a different garden setting each week to capture its beauty en plein air.
Three-session course. Learn the fundamentals of floral design: how to condition flowers and use floral foam, tape, and wire.
Fully online. Explore the world of traditional woody plants including flowering trees, shrubs, and conifers.
Nine-session course. This course is for beginners who marvel at the variety of shapes and forms in plants and flowers.
Nine week course. Use your artistic skills to illustrate plants and flowers from Longwood's greenhouses and outdoor grounds.
Nine-session course. This course is for beginners as well as more accomplished artists interested in mastering the art of plant illustration.
In this four session course, master the fundamentals of planning and installing a home patio.
Classroom instruction and field observation will focus on life cycles, key characteristics, and plant structures.
Learn signs, symptoms, and management strategies to remedy common turfgrass problems.
Six-session course. This course will cover the identification and landscape uses of deciduous trees found in this region.
Focus on Longwood’s abundant water features in this hands-on digital photography workshop.
Learn the centuries-old Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause them, and how to apply controls as necessary.
Create a natural, wildflower bouquet using textural grasses, seed pods, and garden flowers.
Join our horticulturalists to learn how a wide range of ornamental plants have been used medicinally.
Six-session course. Learn the causes of plant disease, disease symptomatology and epidemiology.
It's not dramatic until it scrapes the ceiling!
Master techniques to increase your bulb inventory, especially for expensive bulbs!
Explore the Italian method of using volumes of flowers and color blocking to create dramatic, sculptural designs.
Visit this large floral distribution center, where plant material arrives from all over the world.
This pleasurable trip will have you on the lookout for the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees in our region.
Five-session course. Discuss the contemporary theory of sustainable landscape design while learning alternative methods.
This workshop introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home and greenhouse growing.
See how Longwood stewards its trees and keeps their legacy alive by transforming their wood into pieces used in the gardens.
Spend an early fall afternoon photographing a little-heralded section of the Gardens: the Vegetable and Student Exhibition Gardens.
Woodland finds like lichen, moss-covered branches, and seed pods are wonderful, textural additions to a flower arrangement.
Create your own design signature with advanced techniques in this exciting capstone course.
With frost fast approaching, gardeners need to find creative ways to prolong the harvest.
Six-session course. Learn techniques to capture the elusive subtleties of nature.
The Certified Horticulturist Program recognizes talented, knowledgeable practitioners working in horticulture.
View Longwood's rare books and historical plates, then paint your own watercolor in the style of early botanicals.
Explore your playful side with a whimsical design inspired by our Children's Garden.
This lecture will focus on the design process of restoring our historic Main Fountain Garden.
Students who have completed the requirements of the Floral Design Certificate program are eligible to take the exam.
Photograph and hike through the naturalized Abbondi property that is normally inaccessible to the public.
Escape to the shores of Italy, Spain, and Greece and design a creation inspired by Mediterranean botanical elements.
Abundance, fullness, plenty—set your Thanksgiving table with an opulent harvest centerpiece that appeals to all the senses.
Attract native pollinators to your property and start your own pollinator garden.
After a brief discussion of night photography, compose and shoot at your leisure.
Create a wreath to celebrate the season and enjoy its aroma.
Create a non-traditional wreath to celebrate the season.
Learn to take simple materials, choose the correct plants, and make creative, green additions to any space.
Decorate your table with a festive holiday topiary that will wow your friends and loved ones.
Capture the essence of Longwood’s Christmas display and design your own centerpiece to take home and enjoy for the holidays.
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