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.
60–minute educator-guided programs are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at beginning at 10:30 am or 12:00 pm.
Student capacity is limited to 60 students per program time. Please refer to our K–12 Availability Calendar for current program capacity.
Groups are welcome to enjoy the Gardens before or after their scheduled program. A printable map with kid-friendly highlights is available to help chaperones navigate the Gardens.
Educator-guided program fees and admission are covered by the Longwood Grant for Title I Schools. A minimum of 15 students is required to reserve an educator-guided program. Full Garden admission will be charged to adult chaperones not included in the final group count.
Students (ages 4–18): Free
Adult Chaperones - complimentary (ages 19+): 1 admission provided for every 5 students attending
Adult Chaperones - additional (ages 19+): $21
Special Needs Aides or School Nurses (ages 19+): complimentary admission provided
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.