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Conifers Class

Continuing Education

Dates & Price

7 sessions

Thursdays, 3:00–5:00 pm

January 9–February 20, 2020

Optional Exam: February 20, 2020

Inclement Weather Date: February 27, 2020

Fee: $179 by January 2, 2020

$189 after January 2, 2020

Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifers, ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. The plants are arranged by family, including Pinaceae (pines, spruce, and firs), Cupressaceae (arborvitae, cypress, and juniper), Taxaceae (yews), and others, to foster knowledge of specific identification characteristics. This course focuses on the major coniferous genera, highlighting identification, growth patterns, and landscape use.


Ginny Levy


Visitor Center Auditorium

Online Learning

Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials.

Guided Plant Walks

  • Saturdays, January 25 and February 15, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Thursdays, January 30 and February 13, 11:00 am–2:00 pm

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.

2020 Continuing Education Catalog