Cohort Project

Each cohort produces a tangible product that helps the public horticulture industry address a challenging leadership-related topic today.

Thank you to the many American Public Gardens Association members who submitted ideas for the Longwood Fellows’ cohort project while at the Association’s annual conference this past June. More than 50 topics were submitted and the Fellows have chosen to research, write, and publish an Organizational Asessment Resource for Senior-Level Leaders.  More information on the resource will be available soon.

If you have particular ideas about cohort project topics, please email the Fellows at

About the Cohort Project

Each cohort of Fellows works collectively on a single project that spans the duration of the 13-month Program. The project contributes, in some tangible and meaningful way, to the leadership conversation occurring in public horticulture. Project topics may be generated by the Fellows, suggested by Longwood or a horticulture partner, or identified by a public horticulture professional.

Pending acceptance, Fellows present the results of their project at the annual conference of the American Public Gardens Association. The scope and relevance of the project will be commensurate with the effort required to produce an article for publication.

Completed Projects

2019–20 Cohort

Explore Grow! A Scratchpad for People Developers and listen to the Fellows reflect on their time in the program.

Download the 2019-20 Fellows' Grow! A Scratchpad for People Developers.

2018–19 Cohort

Watch as the 2018-2019 Fellows present their cohort project.

Download the 2018–2019 Fellows’ Organizational Assessment Resource for Senior-Level Leaders.

Download the Organizational Assessment Resource Quick Guide.

2017–18 Cohort

Watch as the 2017–2018 Fellows present their cohort project.

Download the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Guide and Toolkit for Emerging Public Gardens.