Our commitment to ecological land management and preservation extends beyond the formal Gardens to include nearly 700 acres of natural areas consisting of meadows, forests, and wetlands. These practices are governed by our “Soil to Sky Management Plan.”
Protecting Gardens and structures from the onslaught of natural pests and rodents is a daily battle at Longwood. Through the application of Integrated Pest Management strategies, our staff members successfully address this ongoing challenge.
Conserving the earth’s most valuable resource is of the utmost concern to us. Using proven irrigation systems and water-management approaches, our staff strikes a delicate balance between nature and man.
We have made a pledge to minimize our impact on the environment by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. This has led to a tireless pursuit of viable sources of renewable energy. These include a 10-acre solar field that produces 2 million kilowatt hours per year and accounts for about 30 percent of our annual expenditure.