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Free Online Open Courses

Longwood Gardens now offers fully online courses to support our onsite displays. These free courses are self-paced and open for participants to join at any time.

Learn through video lectures, recorded presentations, discussion forums, and more. These massive open online courses (MOOCS) also offer opportunities to share your experiences with fellow enthusiasts.

Our first free open course, Everything about Orchids, is available January 20–May 6, 2018.

Learn more about Longwood’s outstanding orchid collection and how you can grow and enjoy orchids in your own home with Greg Griffis, Orchid Grower, and Peter Zale, Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections. You will learn about different types of orchids, their cultural needs, and how to use these plants in your home, in floral designs, and even in the landscape! Learn tips and techniques for repotting and propagating orchids as Greg discusses the care and culture of Longwood’s orchid collection. Discover some unique native orchids and learn about how we are breeding and conserving some of these exciting terrestrial species.

We look forward to learning together.

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