Stories in the Gardens

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Stories in the Gardens

a garden image with a stone wall in the background and blue tall flowers in the foreground
Becca Mathias

Dates & Prices

May 16–30, 2024

Fee: $89

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $80

Fee includes all-day admission to the Gardens on the day the class is onsite.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

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Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Start your experience with an online orientation, during which we'll discuss the history of writers in nature (and nature in writing) and break down some myths about what constitutes "good writing."

Next, meet in person in the Gardens for a generative writing workshop, during which we’ll employ unique tools for honing our story ideas, learn how to break through creative blocks, develop new strategies for observation and descriptive writing, and practice writing creatively—all while deriving inspiration from the Gardens. Finally, meet back up online to share your writing. Students will have the opportunity to read their work aloud for the class, though participation is not mandatory. If we have extra time, we'll engage in additional writing exercises. All levels are welcome! No experience necessary.

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Thursday, May 16, 6:30–8:00 pm

Onsite Session
Saturday, May 18, 1:00–4:00 pm

Online Discussion
Thursday, May 30, 6:30–8:30 pm

Inclement Weather Date
Sunday, May 19

Full course content includes both the online and the onsite components.


Onsite at Longwood Gardens with additional online sessions.

This program will take place partially or entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear footwear suited for walking on uneven paths and through wet areas.


Laura Newcomer