The Gardens will close at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 20, for all but Fireworks & Fountains ticketholders. Last entry for both Members and timed ticketholders is 4:30 pm. Fireworks & Fountains Show tickets for Saturday are sold out.
Expect minor delays on Route 1 near the Longwood Gardens entrance due to construction (Monday–Friday). Please plan accordingly.
In addition to a love of plants and flowers, professional gardeners are required to know basic math skills. Learn to use the appropriate measuring tools and mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems in a garden setting.
K-2: Students search for geometric shapes in nature and use tools to measure objects in the garden.
3-5: Students use tools to measure objects in the garden and practice using formulas to calculate perimeter, area, and volume.
6-8: Students discover the purpose of measuring as they complete a hands-on measuring mission in the garden, using formulas to calculate perimeter, area, and volume.