From a detailed look at its groundbreaking design, to an exploration of its living collections, experience firsthand the stories and evolution of Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience—from the experts themselves—with our Longwood Reimagined Lecture Series.
Join us for our first lecture of the series, Celebrating Collections from Bonsai to Victoria, and discover how Longwood Reimagined celebrates the legacy of our horticultural collections while elevating them for the future. Learn about the importance of collections to botanic gardens with Keeper of the Living Collections at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Michael Dosmann, Ph.D.—who serves as the lecture’s keynote speaker and moderator. Then, delve into the significance and growth of Longwood’s key collections with Director of Science Kate Santos, Ph.D; Director of Conservatories and Horticulture Design Chad Davis; and Horticulture Specialty Growers Tim Jennings (aquatics) and Kevin Bielicki (bonsai). Along the way, discover what’s on the horizon for Longwood’s bonsai to aquatics to chrysanthemum collections, and learn what these collections mean to the national and international collections landscape.
A dessert reception will be held on the Patio of Oranges following the lecture.
The Ballroom at Longwood Gardens or Online, via Zoom
Michael Dosmann, Kate Santos, Chad Davis, Timothy Jennings, Kevin Bielicki