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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.

Upcoming Classes

Floral Fountain

Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a piece of Longwood history home.

Deer Detours

Gardening in our region is impossible without knowing some methods to control deer.

Orchids for Beginners Class

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

The Weekend Designer

Get the facts you need to create a quick layout plan to guide the design and plant choices for your home landscape.

Champion Tree Tour

This pleasurable trip will have you on the lookout for the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees in our region.

Trough Making

Textured stone troughs show off sedums and other garden jewels like no other container. Make one and start your collection.

BULB-A-MANIA

Spend a bulb-filled day of informational talks and a behind-the-scenes-tour of Longwood’s bulb production area.

Bonsai Care: The Next Step

Receive hands-on pruning, wiring, repotting, and styling instruction along with one-on-one critiquing by our bonsai experts.

Total Tomato Adventure

Bring the history of tomato gardening and heritage varieties to life with tomato guru Craig LeHoullier.

Specialty Nursery Tour

Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow gardeners on the bus trip and get advice from one of the area's most respected plantsmen, David Culp.

Got Herbs? (morning)

Learn new ways to release the incredible power of herbs in your cooking from the owner and creative force behind Talula's Table.

Got Herbs? (afternoon)

Learn new ways to release the incredible power of herbs in your cooking from the owner and creative force behind Talula's Table.

Travels with a Pipe Dreamer

Hear tales of Michael Barone's adventures visiting some of the most historic and exquisite pipe organs around the world.

Fantastic Fern Wreath

Construct a gorgeous fern wreath like the ones you've seen on display during A Longwood Christmas.

Why Not Roses?

Dispel the mystery of the rose and learn to grow and nurture this most beloved garden flower.

Plants that Heal

Join our horticulturalists to learn how a wide range of ornamental plants have been used medicinally.

Bountiful Bulbs

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

Champion Tree Tour (Oct 6)

This pleasurable trip will have you on the lookout for the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees in our region.

The Afterlife of Trees

See how Longwood stewards its trees and keeps their legacy alive by transforming their wood into pieces used in the gardens.

Orchids for Beginners

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

Kokedama

Learn to take simple materials, choose the correct plants, and make creative, green additions to any space.