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An Entertaining Tradition
Pierre S. and Alice du Pont loved to entertain in the Gardens. Join in the tradition and try your hand at a recipe from the du Pont family cookbook.
Create a self-watering planter and discover the many rewarding careers you can pursue in the plant world.
Embark on a weird plant safari in this virtual lecture with botanist and botanical illustrator Chris Thorogood. Author of Weird Plants, Chris shares the startling real-life behavior of carnivorous plants and the one plant that still eludes him.
The Weird, The Wild, and The Wonderful
From the driest deserts of the Middle East to the misty mountains of tropical Borneo, travel the globe with plant hunter and illustrator Chris Thorogood to discover nature’s most unusual and amazing plants in this presentation designed especially for grades 3-12.
Our Carnivorous Collection
With their visual appeal and botanical interest, it is little wonder that carnivorous plants have long had a place on display in our Gardens.
Engage your brain with these fun virtual Longwood puzzles. Select as many (or as few) pieces you’d like for a challenging to a relaxing experience. At the end, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful vistas of Echium candicans ‘Select Blue’ in our Conservatory and our Canopy Cathedral Treehouse.
Spring’s Hidden Gems
There are some often-overlooked woody plants whose blooms and foliage put on a dazzling spring show. Find out which hidden gems to add to your landscape.
Get the family back to nature with these fun activities designed to connect you to the wonder and beauty of the natural world.
A Plant’s Life
Explore the life cycle of a plant from seed to flower. Go behind-the-scenes and discover how our horticulturists prepare our spectacular displays in this fun online class for grades 3-8.
Create a Bonsai
Our own bonsai expert Kevin Bielicki demonstrates how to create a bonsai from nursery stock.
Kokedama at Home
Kokedama (Japanese for “moss ball”) is a decorative style of potting plants in a ball of moss and displaying them in a dish or suspended in the air. Make your own kokedama with this easy step-by-step guide.
Indoor Family #PlantHunt
Plants are not just outdoors—they are everywhere! Go on this fun hunt to find objects made from plants all around your house.
Learn some fun facts about trees, planting and caring for them, and meet some of our smallest trees in this virtual field trip for kids grades 3–8.
Flower Memory Match
Test your memory and learn some new flower names in this matching game for the whole family.
Sharing our Legacy of Entertaining
Pierre S. and Alice du Pont loved to entertain in the Gardens. Since we entertain you in our Gardens, why not head into your own kitchen and recreate a recipe from the du Pont family cookbook.
Floral Design With Orchids
Join acclaimed floral designer Cres Motzi as she shares tips and tricks for creating floral arrangements with orchids and other materials.
Learn how to press flowers and discover fun in your own backyard.
Get The Kids Off The Couch And Into Nature
Try this fun experiment to make your own plant maze.
Read a Good Plant Book
Join our Community Read and dive into the wacky, weird, and wild world of plants with one of these books: Semiosis by Sue Burke, Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood, and The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis. Ebooks are available for borrowing via most public libraries.
Go On a Virtual Field Trip
Discover the fascinating world of carnivorous plants in this online field trip, designed for grades 3–8.
Learn Everything About Orchids
Through video lectures, recorded presentations, discussion forums, and more, we invite you to join our free online course Everything About Orchids. Learn about our collection and how to enjoy orchids in your own home.
Enjoy video and image highlights of the colorful emergence of spring.
From favorite past performances to a chat with a gardener, delve into these uniquely Longwood experiences.