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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.
Create a charming tabletop topiary or fresh wreath to accent your holiday décor or to give as a gift.
Large and voluptuous amaryllis blooms are long-lasting and create over-the-top drama in holiday floral designs.
Create a one-of-a-kind aromatic wreath using an assortment of gorgeous fresh greens.
Set your holiday table with a beautiful wreath using seasonal greens and embellishments.
Six-session course. Use your artistic skills to illustrate plants and flowers from Longwood's greenhouses and grounds.
Six-session course. Learn the basics of plant morphology and plant nomenclature.
Extend the vegetable harvest year-round using cold frames, low tunnels, and high tunnels.
All that glitters isn't gold—be seduced by silver!
Four-session course. This course gives you the skills you need to design and arrange the flowers for a full-scale wedding and reception.
Six session course. Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifer plants, ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees.
This honey of a class will take the mystery out of beekeeping.
Fully online course. In the comfort of your own home, learn how to prepare and create a vegetable garden.
Learn new products and techniques for creating gorgeous wedding and prom favorites.
Eight-session course. Develop a familiarity with the design process by designing a landscape from start to finish.
Eight-session course. Develop a familiarity with the design process by designing a landscape from start to finish.
Enjoy an immersive experience into the world of mushrooms.
Fully online. Explore the edible side of the landscape.
Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a piece of Longwood history home.
Six session course. Gain the knowledge and skills to be a successful vegetable gardener.
Gardening in our region is impossible without knowing some methods to control deer.
Nine-session course. For all who are interested in mastering the art of plant illustration.
Nine-session course. Use your artistic skills to illustrate plants and flowers from Longwood's greenhouses and grounds.
Nine-session course. This course is for beginners as well as more accomplished artists interested in mastering the art of plant illustration.
Six-session course. Learn the fundamentals of floral design: how to condition flowers and use floral foam, tape, and wire.
Stewardship of historic gardens and architecture is imperative if future generations are to enjoy them.
Explore ways to take your floral creations to the next level.
Use fantastic foliage and flamboyant flowers all native to warmer climates.
Five-session course. Learn to communicate visually by exploring the indoor and outdoor venues at Longwood Gardens.
Two-session course. Explore the role of color using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds.
Four-session course. Discover a new design paradigm by exploring relationships between people and plants.
Capture striking images of orchids under the guidance of our instructor.
Whether big and bold or delicate and dainty, these fleshy plants are stunning in today's innovative floral designs.
Learn about the latest in cutting-edge bouquets from Europe.
Six-session course. Learn techniques to capture the elusive subtleties of nature.
This workshop introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home and greenhouse growing.
Four-session course. Do you dream of an opportunity to shoot in the Gardens without the overlay of daytime activity?
Take the mystery out of pruning.
Aquaponic systems have been used to grow food for thousands of years.
Orchids take center stage in an Ikebana-styled design.
Sharpen your skills for wedding design in this fun and challenging workshop all about bridal bouquets.
Fully online. Continue with this second course on vegetable gardening geared toward gardeners of all levels.
Three-session course. Explore underutilized plants that add impact when the rest of your garden is still dormant.
This program recognizes all those talented, knowledgeable practitioners working in horticulture.
Pot et Fleur combines two or more potted plants growing in soil or other medium with cut flowers in the same container.
Join Henry Cole, author of On Meadowview Street, for a Community Read Conversation.
Join the celebrated author and illustrator in a Community Read workshop for children and parents.
Two top tier designers team up to present a full-day workshop combining their love of seasonal
materials and elegant designs.
Conquer your ‘arithmaphobia’ with a lesson in fertilizer math!
Discover how Spry influenced floral design and how her style is resurging in today’s fashion.
Enroll in Meadow Garden through the Seasons; attend an event at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
Seven-session course. Gain exposure to different garden situations, such as the sunny perennial border or woodland garden.
Get the facts you need to create a quick layout plan to guide the design and plant choices for your home landscape.
Six session course. Using multiple cutting tools, a variety of containers, and gorgeous floral materials will stir your creative spirit and extend your skills.
This pleasurable trip will have you on the lookout for the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees in our region.
Celebrate Flower Garden Walk, the first garden established at Longwood, in all its glory.
Learn to prune shrubs and vines the correct way.
Smarten up your table with a serpentine design perfect for spring entertaining.
Four-session course. Learn the complexities of meadow communities.
Six-session course. Discover some of the most outstanding shrubs for the home landscape.
Four session course. Join photographer Rob Cardillo on a journey through the seasons.
Two-session course. This course will introduce you to Ikebana and its different schools of study.
Find a new use for willows and dogwood branches!
Join Ben Montgomery, author of Grandma Gatewood's Walk, to discuss this year's Community Read selection.
Join Ben Montgomery, author of Grandma Gatewood's Walk, for a Community Read Conversation.
Learn how to combine or contrast both straight and curved lines in a meaningful way in a single arrangement.
Textured stone troughs show off sedums and other garden jewels like no other container. Make one and start your collection.
Are you curious about what goes on inside a beehive?
Learn the centuries-old Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs.
Spend a bulb-filled day of informational talks and a behind-the-scenes-tour of Longwood’s bulb production area.
Receive hands-on pruning, wiring, repotting, and styling instruction along with one-on-one critiquing by our bonsai experts.
Four-session course. Local painter Karl Kuerner is known for his idyllic landscapes.
Fully online. Make garden images stand out by learning basic digital techniques in easily applied terms.
Four-session course. Natural, historical & cultural aspects contribute to a sense of place and affect garden success.
Students who have completed the requirements of the Floral Design Certificate program are eligible to take the exam.
Throw away your coco basket liners and learn to make hanging baskets the “Longwood way!”
Explore identification, habit, and creative uses of vines suitable to gardens in the Delaware Valley.
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.
Journey into spring's beauty with a fanciful, native-inspired design.
Get playful and design an arrangement for a lively party.
Join our waterlily experts to learn how to grow these lovely specimens at home.
Create an elegant, natural design for a spring party.
Bring the history of tomato gardening and heritage varieties to life with tomato guru Craig LeHoullier.
The garden as art dates from the birth of civilization, bringing beauty, refinement and storytelling to our lives.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause them, and how to apply controls as necessary.
A combination of Basic Floral Design I and II in a concentrated format.
Welcome to the lovely private gardens of three Longwood instructors.
Make something unique and trendy for your outdoor spaces this summer.
Explore our vast outdoor landscape and observe and identify common pest signs and symptoms with an IPM specialist.
Take inspiration from the graceful lines and movement of the Italian Water Garden to create your own floral fountain.
This day-long tour will highlight several exquisite private gardens in the region.
Explore the colorful bounty that our local area has to offer by working with fresh plants foraged from nearby ecosystems.
Learn the natural way to make your own indigo dye vat.
Create stunning images of our flowers in a workshop designed for photographers of all levels.
Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow gardeners on the bus trip and get advice from one of the area's most respected plantsmen, David Culp.
Bring a favorite container and take home a beautiful mixed planting in it.
Learn new ways to release the incredible power of herbs in your cooking from the owner and creative force behind Talula's Table.
Have you ever wanted an herbal topiary to enjoy at home?
Hear tales of Michael Barone's adventures visiting some of the most historic and exquisite pipe organs around the world.
From 2004–2008, a complete rebuilding costing $4 million restored the Longwood Organ to its original sound.
Spend the day listening to the largest musical instrument on earth at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Spend the day listening to some of the world’s finest organs.
Construct a gorgeous fern wreath like the ones you've seen on display during A Longwood Christmas.
Dispel the mystery of the rose and learn to grow and nurture this most beloved garden flower.
Fully online. Learn benefits of school gardens and how to start, maintain, and grow a program of your own.
Fully online. This collection of plants will add a burst of color to your landscape with exciting textures and blooms.
This workshop is designed to introduce teachers to the benefits of school garden programs.
Treat yourself to an evening of pure pleasure as we explore the different kinds of roses now available.
Look more closely at our managed meadow and learn the real diversity of the space.
Fully online. Interested in continuing your vegetable garden well past frost or starting your greens during the cold winter months?
Two-session course. For beginning designers who'd like to take their graphic communications to the next level.
Explore the history of this photographic process and make your own cyanotypes using plant material from our water lily ponds.
Six session course. This course will concentrate on identification, culture, landscape use, and culinary use.
Three-session course. Focus on the identification and culture of bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers that flower in summer.
Fresh garden vegetables add color, texture, and whimsy to your late summer design.
Six session course. Relax, paint, laugh, and learn in this fun class open to all skill levels.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Visit this large floral distribution center, where plant material arrives from all over the world.
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.
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.
With frost fast approaching, gardeners need to find creative ways to prolong the harvest.
Create your own design signature with advanced techniques in this exciting capstone course.
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.
This lecture will focus on the design process of restoring our historic Main Fountain Garden.
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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