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  • Sunday, March 31

      • 9:00 am

      Member Appreciation Days

      Enjoy 20% discounts in The Garden Shop, 1906, and The Café.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Interpretations in Colored Pencils

      6 sessions. Learn techniques to capture the elusive subtleties of nature.

      • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

      Introduction to Ikebana

      2 sessions. This course will introduce you to Ikebana, featuring two different schools of study.

      • 3:00 pm

      David Christopher

      David Christopher is Organist/Director of Music at the Episcopal Church of Sts Andrew & Matthew, and Conductor/Music Director of Delaware ChoralArts.

  • Tuesday, April 02

  • Wednesday, April 03

      • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Floral Fun: Histories

      Create a themed design, perfect for weekend entertaining, to give as a gift, or just to enjoy at home.

  • Thursday, April 04

  • Saturday, April 06

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Knowing, Sowing, and Growing: Seeds

      Review proper planting depth, spacing, and placement within the garden for a wide range of vegetable crops and herbs.

      • 8:00 pm

      Selected Shorts

      Experience this hit public radio series and podcast live, for an evening of moving stories with an environmental theme.

  • Monday, April 08

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Birds of Longwood Walks

      Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, April 09

      • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

      Fit for a Queen

      Simon Lycett showcases decorations inspired by the celebrations for which he provides his own unique floral fabulousness.

  • Wednesday, April 10

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Hail Britannia

      Discover how to give your designs a touch of Britannia using fragrance and flowers inspired by the Commonwealth.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Reaching Royal Heights

      Study under one of the hottest and most renowned floral designers of today—Simon Lycett.

  • Thursday, April 11

      • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Regally Arranged

      Work with Simon Lycett creating designs that would grace the tables of Buckingham Palace and dazzle your guests with your new skills.

  • Friday, April 12

      • 8:00 pm

      Nellie McKay

      Acclaimed singer-songwriter and actress Nellie McKay will perform music from her most recent album, Sister Orchid.

  • Saturday, April 13

      • 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

      Performance Pruning: Shrubs

      Improve the performance of your shrubs and vines and take the mystery out of pruning.

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Birds of Longwood Walks

      Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

      Performance Pruning: Shrubs

      Improve the performance of your shrubs and vines and take the mystery out of pruning.

  • Sunday, April 14

  • Monday, April 15

  • Tuesday, April 16

      • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

      The Wild Garden, Designed

      4 sessions. Utilize an understanding of individual plant morphology to create a thriving landscape.

  • Thursday, April 18

  • Friday, April 19

  • Saturday, April 20

  • Sunday, April 21

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

  • Monday, April 22

      • 9:00 am

      Member Appreciation Days

      Enjoy 20% discounts in The Garden Shop, 1906, and The Café.

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Birds of Longwood Walks

      Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

  • Tuesday, April 23

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

      • 8:00 pm

      ETHEL & Robert Mirabal: The River

      Inspired by water as the embodiment of spirit, this cross-cultural concert evokes Native American traditions through contemporary music.

  • Wednesday, April 24

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

  • Thursday, April 25

  • Friday, April 26

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

  • Saturday, April 27

      • 9:00 am to 10:30 am

      Beginner Bird Hikes

      Join our volunteers as they introduce you to bird watching on an easy hike through the Meadow. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 9:30 am
      • 11:00 am

      Member Orientation

      Join us to learn more about your Membership and enjoy a Garden tour and Scavenger Hunt.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Growing an Aromatic Life

      Learn selection, planting, harvesting, and processing of herbs for your kitchen and medicine cabinet.

  • Sunday, April 28

      • 9:00 am to 11:30 am

      Meadow Birding Hikes

      Join our birding volunteers as they lead you through the Meadow in search of resident and migratory birds. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

  • Monday, April 29

  • Tuesday, April 30

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

  • Wednesday, May 01

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

  • Thursday, May 02

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Artfully Arranged

      Bring a fresh vision to fine art with flowers, and design a three-dimensional masterpiece of your own.

  • Friday, May 03

      • 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

      A Garden Tour with “Class”

      Enjoy seeing lovely private gardens of two Longwood instructors, and touring the Scott Arboretum.

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Floral Design Certificate Exam

      Students who have completed the requirements of the FD Certificate program are eligible to take the exam.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.

  • Saturday, May 04

      • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Seeing the Forest through the Trees

      Take an interpretive hike focused on the often-overlooked canopy of Longwood’s natural areas.

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Birds of Longwood Walks

      Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

      What’s New in Bouquets

      Try your hand at a new technique and spend the afternoon getting creative.

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Identifying Invasives (Spring)

      Join our Natural Lands experts to explore the life history, identification, and management of invasive plants in our region.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountains

      The Open Air Theatre comes alive with fountains set to music. Weather permitting.