Education is woven within the fiber of Longwood Gardens and is evident in our host of programs which include:
Our courses provide useful and practical information that will enhance your knowledge, whatever your level of gardening experience.
In addition to offering curriculum-based instruction for children in grades K-8 in such subjects as math, science, and language arts, we also provide a range of summer camps and Scout programs—all designed to get kids off the couch and out into nature. Our high school programs engage students in grades 9–12 in specialized science classes that bring their textbook lessons to life.
Teacher Professional Development
Our onsite courses integrate classroom content and garden immersion through a combination of tours, lectures, and hands-on activities, while our online courses provide instructor-facilitated professional development.
Co-Op Program for High School and Undergrad Technical School Students
Students in grades 9–12 can take advantage of our Cooperative Program that helps them gain valuable professional experience.
Professional Gardener Program
Students participate in classroom and field-based experiences that prepare them to work in a wide range of horticultural settings.
Longwood Graduate Program
In partnership with the University of Delaware, we offer the Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture, designed for college graduates who wish to pursue mid-to-top level management and leadership positions with horticultural institutions.
Symposia & Conferences
Be inspired and gain insights from horticultural experts during symposia and conferences.
Library & Archives
Our Library & Archives boasts an extensive collection of horticultural publications, archives, and digital images, all of which are available for use by our staff, students, and volunteers.