Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture
For those who aspire to top-level management and leadership positions with botanical gardens, community greening organizations and other horticultural establishments.
Established in 1967 through a partnership with the University of Delaware, this program teaches fellows to be leaders through a variety of activities and coursework.
Highlights of the program include:
- Internships, seminars, meetings, and graduate course work that expose participants to such issues as planning, teamwork, human resource management, basic finances/economics, and museum studies
- An International Experience during the first year that exposes fellows to foreign venues of public horticulture and their administration
- A North American Experience that allows fellows to meet other public horticultural professionals, discuss current issues within the context of their own gardens, and tour new sites
- Summer field trips to notable public gardens, arboreta, and other institutions of public horticulture in the region
- A Professional Outreach Program that offers fellows the opportunity to engage with professionals, gain experience in project management, and build proficiency in collaboration within a chosen area of interest in the field of public horticulture
Upon completion of this program, graduates receive a Master of Science degree in Public Horticulture. To learn more, visit the Longwood Graduate Program website.