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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.

Camellia japonica
Learn more about this hardy Japanese camellia.

Camera Obscura
Get a new perspective on the world around you. Take this camera out into nature to see something in a new way!

Coloring Pages
Get coloring with artist Natalya Zahn, who created more than 50 pieces of art found in our Meadow Garden.

Coloring Postcards: Color the Canopy Cathedral Treehouse
Share your love of Longwood with these printable coloring postcards created by our very own Longwood Fellow Becky Paxton!

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.

Conifer Quick Guide
Check out our easy reference guide to conifers.

Conifers & Pinecones
Discover some fun facts about conifers! Practice recognizing some conifers in your own neighborhood and get creative with some natural materials.

Create Your Own Miniature Garden
Inspire your imagination and find joy in creating an enchanting miniature garden.

Curious Case of the Missing Carnivorous Plant
One of Longwood’s carnivorous plants has gone missing! Who did it? How did they do it? We need your help in this curious case of the missing plant!

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.

Pressed Plants Activity
Learn how to press flowers to create handmade greeting cards.

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.