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Horticulture & Gardening

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.  Longwood offers the opportunity to learn directly from our gardeners and horticulturists in a unique learning environment. These courses require no prerequisites, and beginners are welcome.

Upcoming Classes

Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp

In this immersive day, discuss principles for designing and creating a vegetable garden, including the location, layout, and bed preparation.

Bonsai Basics

Learn the care and culture of bonsai and techniques for designing and maintaining these sculptured treasures.

Get the Dirt on Dirt

Get your hands dirty while learning about soil profile, bulk density, and the soil horizon.

Growing Great Grains

This course provides the right information to infuse your garden with grains, providing both beauty and bounty.

Growing an Aromatic Life

Learn selection, planting, harvesting, and processing of herbs for your kitchen and medicine cabinet.

Identifying Invasives (Spring)

Join our Natural Lands experts to explore the life history, identification, and management of invasive plants in our region.

Succulents on Structures

Make your own succulent structure and learn how to emulate cracks, crevices, and depressions in rocks.

Inside the Hive

Are you curious about what goes on inside a beehive? Bring your questions and get answers and insight into the fascinating world of bees.

What’s at Stake

Discover materials and approaches for making aesthetically pleasing supports to add interest and function to your garden.

Wattle This Way

Learn the old English tradition and ecological benefits of coppicing.

Potted Pleasure for Sun

Create a beautiful container garden filled with sun-loving annuals and turn your patio into a showcase.

Potted Pleasure for Shade

Create a beautiful container garden filled with shade-loving annuals and turn your patio into a showcase.

Weed Identification (Fall)

Classroom instruction and field observation will focus on life cycles, key characteristics, and plant structures.

Grow & Know: Dahlias

Take a trip with us to The Farm at Oxford and get a chance to learn from dahlia grower extraordinaire Mara Tyler.

Identifying Invasives (Fall)

Join our Natural Lands experts to explore the life history, identification, and management of invasive plants in our region.