Perennials Class

Continuing Education

Dates & Price

6 sessions

Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 pm
August 6–September 17, 2019

Optional Exam: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fee: $179 by July 30

$189 after July 30

Perennials are among the showiest of plants incorporated into our surroundings. With endless ornamental attributes that include colorful flowers and foliage, fragrant and textural interest, ecological benefits, and diversity of size and stature, perennials add versatility and depth to the landscape. Explore ways to incorporate classic perennials and new introductions into gardens, landscapes, meadows, and containers. Learn how to identify, select, and site perennials, and the importance of maintenance to achieve optimum growth. Identification and cultural requirements will be emphasized to assure success when selecting perennials.

Core Course


Susan Brutico


Visitor Center Auditorium

Online Learning

Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials.

Guided Plant Walks

Saturdays, August 24, September 21, 8:00 am–11:00 am
Tuesdays, August 27, September 17, 2:30–5:30 pm

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