Grades 6–8 Educator-Guided Field Trips

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Spring Field Trips

Our educator-guided field trips are free for school groups of 15 or more students in grades pre-K through 12 (ages 4–18).

We are delighted to make field trips accessible to all, keeping with our mission of bringing joy and inspiration to everyone through the beauty of nature, conservation, and learning.


Choose from One of the Following Curriculum Programs

  • Grades 6-8

    Plant Power

    Ever wonder how plants survive in different climates around the world? Discover the strange adaptations plants have made to thrive in harsh environments, learn why some plants are hybridized, and create a unique hybrid plant of your own. Then, explore the Gardens to witness the vital role native plants have in the environment.

  • Grades 6-8

    Finding Your Path

    The clock is ticking during this escape room-style experience where students explore the various professional careers that work together to keep Longwood running. Acting as Longwood’s Board of Directors, students complete a series of challenges by applying classroom knowledge to find success and gain perspective on the different roles that exist in a public garden.

  • Grades 6-8

    Benefits of Nature

    Get inspired by nature and help students improve overall well-being by disconnecting from technology and exploring the senses through activities such as journaling and creating a DIY scent sachet. Students will leave with tips and tricks that can be used anywhere to promote good mental health.

Upcoming Dates 

Field Trips Requests Now Open 

March 11, 2024
Field Trips Begin

June 7, 2024
Field Trips End

August 2024
Requests for Fall Field Trips Open

Looking for a program to fit your students’ needs?

Our Accessible K-12 Garden Discovery Program is customized to the unique needs of students that require supportive services.

Contact Us

10:00 am–5:00 pm

Pre- and Post-Activities

Explore a variety of activities to engage your students before or after your field trip.

Title I Grants

The Longwood Grant for Title I Schools provides reimbursement of up to $500 per school bus for schools visiting the Gardens as an educator-guided or self-guided field trip.

Plan Your Visit

Gardens Map

Download a printable map to explore the Gardens before your visit and navigate while you’re here.

Make the Most of Your Visit