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The Longwood Grant for Title I Schools provides the opportunity for schools with 30% or more of the student population qualifying for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program to visit the Gardens and participate in an educator-guided program. Transportation reimbursement is available to schools that have 50% or more of the student population qualifying for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program. Participants in the program can also receive a special ticket to return to the Gardens. 

Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individual teachers may receive one grant per school year for up to 60 students. All grant applications must be completed and approved before scheduling a visit date.

Educator–Guided Programs

Fall 2021 programs are available September–November. 

Educator-guided programs are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:30 am or 12:00 pm and run 60–minutes. 

Program capacity is 60 students per program time.

Groups are welcome to enjoy the Gardens before or after their scheduled program.

3 weeks advance registration and a minimum of 15 students are required. 

Educator-guided programs are not available during A Longwood Christmas. 

Reservations for Spring 2022 will open February 8, 2022. 

Program Fees

Educator-guided program fees and admission are covered by the Longwood Grant for Title I Schools. 

Students: Free

Free Chaperone: 1 admission provided for every 5 students

Adults: $19

Special Needs Aides: Free

Lunch Space for Educator-Guided Programs

The Terrace Tent is located adjacent to the Terrace Restaurant and may be reserved for groups participating in educator-guided programs at no extra charge. 

Programs beginning at 10:30 am may reserve the Terrace Tent from 12:15–12:45 pm.

Programs beginning at 12:00 pm may reserve the Terrace Tent from 11:30–12:00 pm.

Visiting the Gardens

Pre- and post-activities (coming soon!) have been designed for each lesson. Use these activities to complement your lesson before or after your visit.

View a printable map with kid-friendly highlights to help teachers and chaperones navigate the Gardens.

Educator-guided programs run rain or shine. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, as the programs are a walking experience. 

Transportation Reimbursement 

Transportation Reimbursement is available to schools that have 50% or more of the student population qualifying for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program.

Questions? 

School and Youth Programs
Email: schoolandyouth@longwoodgardens.org
Phone: 610.388.5377