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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

Floral Design Basics II

August 15, 2021–February 28, 2022

Fully online. Create arrangements that focus on dominance, contrast, proportion, scale, balance, texture, and pattern in this next step in building your floral design skillset.

Floral Design Certificate Exam

August 2-October 1, 2021

Fully online. Students who complete the requirements of the FD Certificate are eligible to take the exam.

Landscape Design I

Starts September 15, 2021

Fully online. Learn about design processes, traditional landscape graphics, and sustainable landscapes.

Dazzling Dahlias

September 30, 2021

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

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.

Asian-Inspired Garden Design

Starts October 28, 2021

4 online sessions. Learn about components of traditional and interpretive Asian gardens and adapt those components in innovative ways.

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.