All About Vines Discover new facts about cucumber and pumpkin vines, experiment with growing your own pumpkin, and get creative with paper quilling.
Art of Kokedama Kokedama (Japanese for "moss ball") is a decorative style of potting plants in a ball of moss and displaying them in a dish or suspended in the air. Make your own kokedama with this easy step-by-step guide.
Birdseed Ornaments Create your own wildlife tree outside by making birdseed ornaments. How many different types of birds will your ornaments attract?
Build a Tree Poem Nature has been the subject of creative writing for centuries. During this activity, students will use figurative language and literary devices to create a poem inspired by nature.
Coloring Postcards: Color the Waterlilies Inspired by the enchantment of the Gardens, these souvenir postcards are designed for kids of all ages and are a great way to share Longwood with family and friends.
Digital Puzzles Select as many (or as few) pieces as you’d like for a challenging to a relaxing experience.
Family Plant Hunt Go on this fun hunt to find objects made from plants all around your house.
Flowering Annuals Discover how to recognize some common annuals and learn about the life cycle of flowering plants. Create an experiment with bean seeds to grow your own plant.
Flowering Perennials Discover how to recognize common perennials and learn about the parts of a perfect flower. Discover how the reproductive parts of a flower contribute to the survival of the plant.
Hydroponics & Plant Careers Discover what it takes to have a career working with plants and create your own self-watering plant container.
Kitchen Farming Your kitchen is a great place to start growing your own vegetables!
Make Your Own Grass Head Plant some grass seed and use the recording sheet to log your daily observations. How long will it take before you must give your grass head a haircut?
Measure Me a Tree Longwood arborists take excellent care of the trees at Longwood Gardens. Understanding the size of trees is an important part of their job. While investigating their own backyard, students will determine the height, circumference, and crown size of a large tree.
Memory Matching Game Test your memory and learn some new flower names in this matching game for the whole family.
Nature Journal Take time to observe the colors, sounds, textures, and movement of nature.
Nature Quest Gather your family and head outside to discover some of the natural wonders around you.
Plant Maze Try this fun experiment to make your own plant maze.
Pollinator Math at Home Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants to reproduce. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at! In this activity, students will discover different types of pollinators while using math skills to calculate and problem solve.
Statues of Longwood Longwood Gardens has fun animal statues scattered throughout the Gardens. Learn a little bit about our favorites, then follow the activities to create your own garden sculpture and piece together jigsaw puzzles.
Terrific Trees Discover the names of five common trees in your neighborhood. Learn how to identify these trees using their characteristics. Collect sticks during your journey to create a piece of art.
Topiary Shrubs Search for shrubs growing in your own backyard and learn how to create a topiary of your own.
Tree Ecology at Home Throughout a tree’s life it collects nutrients from the environment and uses them to grow. For this activity, students will visit a tree in their backyard and explore the unique ecosystem surrounding it.