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Rain Gardens and the Plants that Love Them Class

Rain Gardens and the Plants that Love Them
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

As we all continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining spring classes and upcoming fall semester of Continuing Education classes slated to go on sale June 10.

Classes will resume in winter 2021.

Thursday, August 20, 2020
8:30 am–1:00 pm

Inclement Weather Date: August 21, 2020

Fee: $89

Weather that includes frequent heavy rain and long dry spells challenges gardeners to find the right plants that can adapt to such varied moisture conditions. Learn various tips and techniques both above and below ground that can aid in your success and learn how to employ thoughtful design techniques for creating a landscape well suited to handle excess rain. After a morning lecture, tour the expansive network of rain gardens and bioswales installed at the commercial growing operation of North Creek Nursery in nearby Landenberg, Pennsylvania. Discover a myriad of plants acclimated to fluctuations in soil moisture gradient.

Take home a collection of six plants grown by North Creek suited for a rain garden or wet spot in your own home landscape.


Carrie Wiles


Acer Room

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