Longwood Reimagined Lecture Series: Conservatory Triumphs

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Longwood Reimagined Lecture Series: Conservatory Triumphs

The roof lines of the Longwood Conservatories.
Hank Davis

Dates & Prices

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
6:30–8:00 pm

Dessert Reception
8–9:30 pm
Patio of Oranges

Onsite and online lecture, free, registration required.

Onsite lecture is sold out. 

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Join us in this exciting look at gardening under glass while exploring the history of conservatories near and far—including Longwood, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Pittsburgh, PA); and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, UK)—and how these spaces have evolved over time. President and CEO of Phipps Richard Piacentini; Director of Gardens at Kew Richard Barley; and Longwood Chief Horticulture and Facilities Officer Sharon Loving discuss what makes a successful conservatory, why glasshouses can be challenging, and what future horticulture opportunities they may present. Learn about cutting-edge innovations and technologies that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in conservatories—and how we can make them even more sustainable in the future.


The Ballroom at Longwood Gardens or Online, via Zoom 

For those attending the lecture in the Conservatory Ballroom, please join us for a dessert reception in the Patio of Oranges immediately following.


Sharon Loving, Richard Piacentini, Richard Barley