Learn to identify and appreciate commonly used plants on your own schedule. This fully online course exposes you to plants that can be grown throughout the nation. Through photo stories, presentations, online fact pages, and beautiful images, learn the key identifying characteristics of these plants and a few new introductions from the research and breeding programs at Longwood Gardens and North Carolina State University. Explore the edible side of the landscape with a study of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Extend your growing season with bulbs and even houseplants.
In partnership with NC State University
This course includes 6-month access to Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admission and view these plants in our seasonal displays and permanent collection.
The course will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for 6 months after the course closes and counts as a 3-week elective toward Longwood’s Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture. Please be aware that plants taught in these online courses are the more common varieties and may have been presented in previous onsite courses within the Ornamental Horticulture Certificate 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.