A Day of Color with Jo Thompson

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A Day of Color with Jo Thompson

a garden full of purple alliums and yellow flowers
Amy Simon Berg

Dates & Price

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Walk and Lecture

Fee: $99

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $89

Lecture Only

Fee: $39

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $35

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

Register by March 22, 2023

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

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

Registration Closed

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. 

Working with color charts and using them almost as paint swatches, Thompson offers 100 evocative and fresh palettes, pairs them with images of her own and other designers’ work, and breaks them down with charts showing the exact plants used. Participants in the walk will have additional time to explore the Gardens with these topics in mind and speak with Jo about her personal strategies and preferences.

Thompson has won four Gold and five Silver Gilt medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, as well as the coveted People’s Choice Award at the first RHS Chatsworth Show. Her current design projects include the regeneration of the historic walled gardens at Water Lane in Kent, the planting surrounding a 16th century house in Sussex, a roof garden in Rome, and a naturalistic garden in Connecticut; recent restoration projects include the planting strategy at Highgate Cemetery in London with Gustafson Porter + Bowman, and a secret garden in Venice.

Course Schedule

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Walk Through the Gardens
10:30 am–12:00 pm

1:00–2:00 pm


In Longwood's Visitor Center Auditorium and throughout the Gardens. 

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


Jo Thompson