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Oral Histories

Our new series, Longwood Voices, brings the people and stories of Longwood to life.

Listen along as Senior Horticulturists Lauren and Mike Hill share how they came to horticulture as a career.

Listen as Vice President of Horticulture Sharon Loving and Senior Horticulturist Tim Jennings share their memories.

Listen as Peter Baxter, curator at Benmore Botanical Garden in Scotland, talks about his Longwood experience and career.

Listen as former Land Stewardship Manager Tom Brightman discusses the importance of looking at our natural lands holistically.

Listen as renowned horticulturist Dr. Richard Lighty shares the magic of curiosity when learning about plants.

Listen as Lisa Roper, a 1990 graduate of our Professional Horticulture Program, discusses the tool of observation.

Listen as Craig Sewell and his granddaughter Helena share how our Gardens have become a very special place of connection.

Listen along to stories about our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, from family members who recall spending time with him as a child.

Listen as artist Natalya Zahn—who created many art pieces found in our Meadow Garden—shares her expertise.

Listen as Stephen Crisp, head gardener at Winfield House, reflects on his experiences from Longwood and his career.

Listen as certified horticulture therapist Kathy Andrzejewski MEd, HT explores the origins and benefits of horticulture therapy.