The Gardens will close at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 23, for all but Fireworks & Fountains ticketholders. Last entry for both Members and timed ticketholders is 3:30 pm. Tickets for Saturday’s Fireworks & Fountains Show are sold out.
Birdseed Ornaments Create your own wildlife tree outside by making birdseed ornaments. How many different types of birds will your ornaments attract?
Coloring Pages Get coloring with artist Natalya Zahn, who created more than 50 pieces of art found in our Meadow Garden.
Brownie Scouts Bugs Badge or Outdoor Journey Badge
Nature Quest Gather your family and head outside to discover some of the natural wonders around you.
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.
Junior Scouts Flowers Badge or Gardener Badge
A Plant's Life Virtual Field Trip Explore the life cycle of a plant from seed to flower. Tour behind-the-scenes at Longwood and discover how our horticulturists prepare our spectacular displays.
Family Plant Hunt Go on this fun hunt to find objects made from plants all around your house.
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.
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.
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.
Conifers & Pinecones Discover some fun facts about conifers! Practice recognizing some conifers in your own neighborhood and get creative with some natural materials.
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.
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.