The Gardens will close at 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 25, for all but Fireworks & Fountains ticketholders. Last entry for both Members and timed ticketholders is 3:30 pm. Limited tickets for Sunday’s Fireworks & Fountains Show are still available.
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.
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.
Educator-guided program fees and admission are covered by the Longwood Grant for Title I Schools.
Free Chaperone: 1 admission provided for every 5 students
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 is available to schools that have 50% or more of the student population qualifying for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program.