Abstract Garden Photography

Abstract Garden Photography

Creative Arts Class with Online and Onsite Components
A camera photographing a tulip display at Longwood Gardens.
William Hill

Dates & Prices

October 10–22, 2024

Fee: $129

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $116

Fee includes all-day admission to the Gardens on the day the class is onsite.

Register by October 6, 2024

This class is intended as an adult learning experience. Find out more about our Family Learning experiences.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded. Please note that refunds are not available for programs moved to scheduled inclement weather dates.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Work alongside expert photographer Drew Tolbert to produce abstract images evocative of your experience in the Gardens without the grandeur of scale. Abstract photographs can be representative of the mood, history, or moment that you were present in a space. Take home a new perspective for observing the natural world while having fun exploring the possibilities of this unique photography technique. 

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Thursday, October 10, 6:30–7:15 pm

On-site Shoot
Saturday, October 12, 7:30–10:30 am

Inclement Weather Date
Sunday, October 13, 7:30–10:30 am

Online Review
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30–8:30 pm

Full course content includes both the online and the onsite components.


Online via Zoom
Onsite throughout the Gardens

This program will take place partially or entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear footwear suited for walking on uneven paths and through wet areas.


Drew Tolbert

Drew Tolbert is a Pennsylvania based photographer who has focused on architectural studies since 2002.  He uses a variety of photographic techniques ranging from drone imagery to large format film.

Additional Information

Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.