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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.
Three-session course. Focus on the identification and culture of bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers that flower in summer.
Six session course. This course will concentrate on identification, culture, landscape use, and culinary use.
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.
Four-session course. Local painter Karl Kuerner is known for his idyllic landscapes.
Six session course. Relax, paint, laugh, and learn in this fun class open to all skill levels.
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.
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.
Six session course. Gain the knowledge and skills to be a successful vegetable gardener.
Learn the centuries-old Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs.
Nine-session course. This course is for beginners as well as more accomplished artists interested in mastering the art of plant illustration.
Explore our vast outdoor landscape and observe and identify common pest signs and symptoms with an IPM specialist.
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!
Explore the Italian method of using volumes of flowers and color blocking to create dramatic, sculptural designs.
Master techniques to increase your bulb inventory, especially for expensive bulbs!
Four-session course. Learn the complexities of meadow communities.
Four session course. Join photographer Rob Cardillo on a journey through the seasons.
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.
See how Longwood stewards its trees and keeps their legacy alive by transforming their wood into pieces used in the gardens.
This workshop introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home and greenhouse growing.
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.
Explore Art Nouveau inspired design with internationally renowned floral designer, Hitomi Gilliam.
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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