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Plant Science: Understanding Plants Class

Plant Science: Understanding Plants
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

7 sessions

Wednesdays, February 26–April 8, 2020
4:00–6:00 pm

Optional Exam: April 8, 2020

Inclement Weather Date: April 15, 2020

Fee: $179 by February 19, 2020

$189 after February 19, 2020

Ever wonder what a phrase such as “dentate margin” means? Improve your plant identification skills through a study of leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits. Look in detail at the methods (morphology) and terminology (nomenclature) used to describe plants throughout the seasons. Gain an understanding of the botanical system of plant names and how the plant kingdom is organized. This course covers important “groundwork” for anyone hoping to become a better gardener.

On March 11 and April 1, class time is extended until 6:30 pm to include a lab walk in the Gardens. These sessions are 1.25 hours of lecture and 1.25 hours of lab walk.

Plant Science Course

Online Learning

Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials.


Jeff Jabco


Visitor Center Auditorium

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