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Exotic and Tropical Plants Class

Exotic and Tropical Plants
Continuing Education

Dates & Price


Non-Members: $188

Members: $170

The world of exotic and tropical plants, ranging from colorful foliage plants to fragrant flowering plants, will be covered in this course, with concentration on identification, culture, growth patterns, and management in the interior and exterior landscape.

Appropriate overwintering locations will also be discussed. The use of these plants provides the opportunity to add color, texture, movement, and seasonal excitement to interiors throughout the year and to containers and garden beds in the warm season for home, garden, institutional, or commercial applications.

This is a six session class that starts on January 8 at 1:00 pm. Following sesssions are on January 15, 22, February 5, 12 & 19.

No class

January 29

Optional Exam

March 5

Inclement Weather Date

March 12

Guided Plant Walks

Wednesdays, February 5, February 19, 9:00 am–12:00 pm or Saturdays, February 1, February 22, 9:00 am–12:00 pm


Karl Gercens

Online Learning

Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials.

Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.

2016 Continuing Education Catalog

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