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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

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.

Botanical Art Master Class

Starts November 2, 2021

2 online sessions. Enjoy a live, virtual watercolor demo with RBGE’s Botanical Illustration Deparment.

Elegant Garlands

December 1, 2021

Fully online. Explore the versatility of garland design and the beauty it can bring to your home.

Branches and Boughs

December 15, 2021

Fully online. Join Ikebana designer Brandon Forsht as he highlights the principles and techniques of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

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.

The Wild Garden, Designed

Starts January 20, 2022

Four online sessions. Learn how we might consider programming a garden for beauty and success.