Short Courses, Workshops & Tours
These courses are designed for homeowners, hobby gardens, and professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of specific plant groups or a particular gardening topic.
Useful and practical information on the care of certain plants or specific gardening techniques will add to your knowledge, whatever your level of gardening experience.
Have the rare opportunity to enjoy Longwood's magic under the spell of a full moon.
For this unique evening session, join Longwood’s waterlily experts for an introduction to the waterlily display.
A special tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden and its production facility in Washington, DC.
Six session course. Learn the best times to prune and plant your dahlias.
Bird lovers alert: Learn about migratory bird management practices in our new Meadow Garden.
This workshop introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home and greenhouse growing.
Six session course. Gain the knowledge and skills to be a successful vegetable gardener.
Get a feel for the water cycle and gain a deeper understanding of water in its various forms and locations.
Discuss the values provided by our forests and to explore the wonders within the forest canopy.
Join two of our horticulturalists on a journey to learn about how a wide range of ornamental plants have been used medicinally.
Be inspired by an evening demo, then design your own floral sculptures in half- or full-day workshops.
This comprehensive hands-on workshop is for beginners and intermediate-level orchid enthusiasts.
Learn the centuries’ old Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs.
Celebrate the flora of the Meadow Garden by constructing a wreath in natural grasses and wildflowers.
Look more closely at our managed meadow and learn the real diversity of the space.
Are you thinking about a garden restoration project? This is your opportunity to find out about ins and outs of seed collection.
Handmade soaps with herbal additives make unique and special holiday gifts. Learn how and have some good clean fun too!
This holiday season, why not give a gift to the birds by making an outdoor wildlife tree?
Delicate, handmade ornaments: each as unique as a snowflake are easy to make but look incredibly intricate.