Every Christmas Longwood Gardens displays small trees adorned with creative ornaments made by local students.
Applications available January 2019
Longwood will showcase thirteen schools for the annual Christmas display. As interest in this exhibit increases each year, the exhibiting schools will be chosen based on the completeness of the application and merit of the ornament design. Each tree should reflect the yearly specified theme in some way. Please follow the guidelines provided below.
This is a chance for individual classrooms to shine! Participating classrooms will receive up to 30 complimentary one-day passes to view the display, as well as a $50 stipend to help defray the cost of materials.
Longwood staff will decorate the trees with the student ornaments. Trees will be approximately 3 1/2′–4′ tall and lit with white lights.
The following types of ornament designs will not be accepted: moving decorations, blinking lights, candles, identifiable photographs of children, display of children’s names, religious or political ornaments.
We encourage you to be creative! All ornaments must be handmade by the students and firmly constructed with attached method to hang.
Pine cones, sweet gum balls, pods, shells, dried flowers, Spanish moss, grapevine, popsicle sticks, wooden cutouts, and feathers.