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

Bonsai Basics

March 14-15, 2020

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

Branches All Around

March 29, 2020

Find a new use for those willow and dogwood branches that you cut back or used for winter decorations.

Amazing Aroids

April 9, 2020

The aroid family has an abundance of weird and wonderful plants worth growing.

Trough Making

May 2, 2020 (AM)

Textured stone troughs show off sedums and other garden jewels like no other container.

Trough Making

May 2, 2020 (PM)

Textured stone troughs show off sedums and other garden jewels like no other container.

Plant Disease Identification

May 12, 2020

Learn the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause them, and how to apply controls as necessary.

Pest Identification

May 12, 2020

Explore our outdoor landscape and identify common pest signs and symptoms with an IPM specialist.

Inside the Hive

May 16, 2020

Curious about what goes on inside a beehive? Get answers and insight into the fascinating world of bees.

Pest Identification

September 9, 2020

Learn to recognize pest damage and differentiate between harmful and beneficial insects.

Plant Disease Identification

September 9, 2020

Learn the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause them, and how to apply controls as necessary.

Weed Identification in Turf

September 16, 2020

Vital identification and management strategies for weeds common to landscape and turf sites.