Family and Youth Programs

A smiling young adult with dark skin and hair, wearing a dark green t-shirt with the Longwood logo and a volunteer name badge, lifts plants to be placed in a green wall.

Teen Volunteer Program

Develop leadership skills and explore careers in horticulture while connecting with others in an enriching environment.

Applications open now through February 28, 2024

Want to bring our exciting and creative learning opportunities home? Hoping to diversify your homeschooling with new activities? Keep your kids learning—and have hours of fun—with our downloadable activities. For even more interactive learning, bring home or order a Discovery Box that gives kids all the tools they need to explore their own backyard and engage in fun activities. 

Explore Our Family and Youth Programs 

Children’s Map

Help your children navigate our Gardens with a print-ahead map designed just for them with child-friendly highlights.

Teen Volunteers help out in a greenhouse

In-Garden Opportunity

Teen Volunteer Program

Let your teens know about our personal and professional growth opportunities at Longwood. This is a chance for them to develop their leadership skills and explore careers in horticulture while connecting with others in an enriching environment.

For Homeschoolers

Longwood Gardens Field Trips

Longwood Gardens field trips are available for homeschool groups of 15 or more students (4-18).

Educator-Guided field trips are recommended for homeschool groups of 15 or more students within a similar grade band. 

Self-Guided field trips are recommended for homeschool groups across a wide range of grade levels; optional print-at-home activities are available to enjoy while visiting the Gardens.  

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