Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts

Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts

Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Online, self-paced

October 10–November 21, 2022

Register by October 9, 2022

Fee: $179 by October 3; $189 after October 3

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members:
$161 by October 3; $170 after October 3

Increase your botanical vocabulary and backyard bounty through our exploration of 50 popular vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts. Join us for six weeks as you learn the fundamentals of plant identification, and compare growing seasons, shopping prices, and even recipes with students across the country. Take the skills you learn through engaging online live sessions, photo stories, Longwood Gardens Plant Fact pages, discussion forums, and hundreds of beautiful images, and apply them to plants you’ll encounter outside of the class. Plan for a year-round harvest and learn that some of your favorite berries might not technically be berries after all, botanically speaking!

This is a fully online, self-paced, non-credit course. You can participate anywhere that you have access to the internet. You will have access to the course resources 24/7 for the entire six weeks of the class and an additional six months after the course ends. There are no required presentations or any set times that you will need to meet online. There will be several scheduled live sessions with the instructor or guest speakers, but these are optional and will be recorded and available to watch on your own time. For an additional fee, you may choose to purchase an optional print copy of the online e-book that is included with the course.

This course counts as a three-week elective toward a Certificate in Landscape Design.

This program is in partnership with North Carolina State University.


Laura Barth


Online, self-paced

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.