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At Longwood Gardens, we work with experts in the fields of horticulture, floral and landscape design, botanical arts, garden photography, and professional courses to ensure a dynamic online learning experience no matter where you are. Online learning allows us to bring our expertise into classrooms and living rooms throughout the world. Through a variety of different mediums, including Virtual Field Trips, Professional Development for teachers, and Continuing Education for everyone, we’re expanding our reach and connecting to students, wherever they may be.

Develop professional skills, enrich your world, and watch yourself grow.

Upcoming Online Learning Opportunities

Dazzling Dahlias

September 30, 2021

Fully online. Learn about those late-summer bloomers that come in so many enticing sizes, shapes, and hues.

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

Oct 11–Nov 22, 2021

Fully online. Explore the world of woody plants, including flowering trees, shrubs, and conifers.

Annuals, Perennials, and Vines

Oct 11–Nov 22, 2021

Fully online. Explore a collection of popular plants that will add a burst of color and texture to your garden.

Floral Design Basics

June 3–December 2, 2021

Fully online. Learn the skills you need to create beautiful floral arrangements in this self-paced course.

Autumn Photography at Abbondi

Starts October 14, 2021

Onsite and online. Enjoy the opportunity to capture a part of Longwood typically inaccessible to guests.

Introduction to Floral Design I

Starts October 18, 2021

Fully online. Learn the skills you need to spark your floral design creativity. Includes online interactive sessions.

Understanding Plants

Starts October 25, 2021

Fully online. Gain an understanding of the botanical system of plant names and how the plant kingdom is organized.

Photo Op! Main Fountain Garden

Starts October 26, 2021

Onsite and online. Catch the perfect sunset lighting as well as a private Illuminated Fountain Performance.

Asian-Inspired Garden Design

Starts October 28, 2021

4 online sessions. Learn and adapt components of traditional and interpretive Asian gardens.

Beginning Bonsai

June 3–December 1, 2021

Fully online. Learn the care and culture of bonsai, and how to design and maintain these sculptured treasures.

Putting Your Garden to Bed

November 10, 2021

Fully online. Get your garden ready for slumber by taking pruning, editing, weeding, and soil-health steps.

Floral Design Basics II

August 15, 2021–February 28, 2022

Fully online. Focus on contrast, proportion, scale, and more while building your floral design skillset.