Learn to identify and appreciate commonly used plants on your own schedule. Longwood Gardens is partnering with North Carolina State University to provide a unique fully-online survey of plants. This survey will expose you to plants that can be grown throughout the nation. The use and key identifying characteristics of these plants are conveyed through photo stories, presentations, online fact pages, and beautiful images.
Explore the edible side of the landscape with an exploration of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Extend your growing season with bulbs and even houseplants.
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Each course includes 4-month access to the living collection at Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admission and get the opportunity to view these plants in our seasonal displays and permanent collections.
These courses will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for six months after the course closes.
These courses can be used toward Longwood’s Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture and count as a 3-week elective. Please be aware that plants taught in these online courses are the more common varieties and may have been presented in previous on-site courses within the Ornamental Horticulture Certificate of Merit Program.
Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.