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Field Guide to Continuing Education 2014 Course Catalog

Broaden your world by learning in ours.

Enhance Your Knowledge In keeping with Longwood Gardens’ mission and vision, the Continuing Education Program keeps expanding its diversity of courses. The 2014 course catalog has something for everyone— homeowners, hobby gardeners, those with an interest in floral design or visual arts, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals. Our courses provide useful and practical information that will enhance your knowledge, whatever your level of gardening experience…

Contents Courses Ornamental Horticulture

5

Landscape Design

15

Professional Courses

25

Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

33

Visual Arts

65

Floral Design

81

Online Courses

102

General Information & Registration

104

General Information Class Index Registration Information Registration Form

Course Schedule Key All classes in light yellow boxes take place in the first half of 2014. (January 1–June 30)

All classes in light gray boxes take place in the second half of 2014. (July 1–December 31)

Coming in 2014... Every Place Tells a Story Just like the roots of our historic trees, the stories of our Gardens are strong and far-reaching. They touch the land upon which our story began, they inspire our vision while paying homage to our legacy, and they forever connect us with our community. This coming year, our longstanding roots give rise to spectacular things, celebrating 100 years of the Open Air Theatre, expanding a Meadow Garden to 86 acres, and capturing the stories of those whose lives have been touched by the experiences here. Courses that pertain to our 2014 theme are designated by this symbol.

Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture Expand your knowledge of horticulture through our Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture class offerings. Choose what best suits you, whether it’s an individual 6-week or 3-week class in plant identification or plant science, or the pursuit of a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture. Students in the Certificate Program can earn sequential, multiple Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture (Level I, II, etc.). Each certificate is earned consecutively and is based on meeting the requirements listed on the next page. Create your own focus and develop expertise in areas that interest you through a series of requirements listed below. Required courses (to ensure a base level of knowledge) along with electives in plant sciences, plant identification, and horticultural techniques are available for a tailor-made horticulture learning experience.

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key WP

  Woody Plants

HP

  Herbaceous Plants

PS

  Plant Science

 ertificate of Merit Recognition C Each year, we celebrate the accomplishment of completing the courses necessary to award Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Plants, Ornamental Horticulture, Floral Design, or Landscape Design during a special event scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

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INSERT REQUIREMENT GRID Additional information Plant Walks: Requirements Certificate An integral part of the Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture program is the optionScience to study the course plants outside of the classroom. Explore the gardens with a Plant –– Understanding Plants (required for Level I) team of qualified instructors who bring a vast amount of horticultural knowledge and Choose two courses –– Choose one additional Plant Science course years of field experience to the program. Hone identification skills, study live specimens, cultural conditions, and landscape uses –of plants in the outdoor gardens and indoor Plant Identification – Two Woody Ornamental Plants courses conservatories at Longwood. Designed for small groups, we encourage you to take adChoose seven courses –– Two Herbaceous Ornamental Plants courses vantage of this unique opportunity to study in such a magnificent and unique setting. –– Three additional Woody or Herbaceous courses of your choice Note: Two 3-week courses equal one 6-week requirement

Horticultural Techniques 12 class hours

–– –– Choose the appropriate number of courses to meet the 12 hours of class instruction required in the Horticultural Techniques category. These are topic specific courses. Most courses are three hours each, so that typically students will be taking a minimum of four courses to meet this requirement for the certificate.

Courses can be taken in any sequence.

Learning in the Gardens Plant Walks An integral part of the Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture is the option to study the course plants outside of the classroom. Explore the Gardens with a team of qualified instructors who bring a vast amount of horticultural knowledge and years of field experience to the program.

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Hone identification skills, study live specimens, cultural conditions, and landscape uses of plants in the outdoor gardens and indoor conservatories. Designed for small groups, we encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to study in such a magnificent and unique setting.

Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture HP

Exotic and Tropical Plants

with Karl Gercens

PS

Plant Science: Soils

with Sarah Deacle

Dates Wednesdays, January 8–February 19 1–3 pm 6 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, February 4–March 11 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

The world of exotic and tropical plants, ranging from colorful foliage plants to fragrant flowering plants, will be covered in this course, with concentration on identification, culture, growth patterns, and management in the interior and exterior landscape. Appropriate overwintering locations will also be discussed. The use of these plants provides the opportunity to add color, texture, movement, and seasonal excitement to interiors throughout the year and to containers and garden beds in the warm season for home, garden, institutional, or commercial applications.

Understanding and caring for a garden’s soil is essential for helping plants to thrive. A plant’s nutrition, growth, and ability to endure environmental conditions all depend heavily on the soil in which it’s growing. Discover how soils differ in texture and structure, physical and chemical properties, and fertility. Learn how a soil’s pH and organic matter affect plant growth and how to work with the soil in your garden to get the best results. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Optional Exam March 18

No class January 29

Inclement Weather Date March 25

Optional Exam March 5 Inclement Weather Date March 12 Guided Plant Walks Wednesdays, February 5, February 19, 9 am–12 pm or Saturdays, February 1, February 22, 9 am–12 pm

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture WP HP

Small Flowering Trees

with Bob Dougan

HP

Deer Resistant Bulbs

with Charles Cresson

Dates Thursdays, March 6–April 10 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Dates Wednesdays, March 19–April 2 6:30–8:30 pm 3 sessions

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Fee $81 Member $90 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Flowering trees are among the most eye-catching plants in season. Defined as flowering trees less than 40 feet tall, these plants make spectacular statements, accents, and specimen trees in any landscape. This course will focus on identification, culture, and landscape uses of favorites such as dogwoods, cherries, and magnolias; in addition to some beautiful, lesser known species like the snowbell (Styrax spp.) and dove tree (Davidia involucrata).

Hardy bulbs are an important part of the garden palette from late winter through spring and a few even bloom in autumn. Discover the many kinds that are seldom or rarely affected by deer and other critters. These easily grown bulbs and other tuberous plants provide a succession of bloom in a wide range of colors and reappear each year in increasing numbers. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Optional Exam April 9

Optional Exam April 17

Guided Plant Walks Wednesday, April 2, 2:45–5:45 pm or Saturday, April 5, 9 am–12 pm

Guided Plant Walks Thursdays, March 27, April 10, 2:45– 5:45 pm or Saturdays, March 22, April 12, 9 am–12 pm

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture HP Native Spring Wildflowers with Jeanne Frett and Pandora Young

HP

Clematis

with Jeff Jabco

Dates Tuesdays, April 1–May 13 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Date Wednesdays, May 14–28 4–6 pm 3 sessions

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Fee $81 Member $90 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Co-sponsored by Mt. Cuba Center and Longwood Gardens Spring wildflowers are thrilling to observe in nature, and gardeners often wish to recapture that enchantment in their home gardens. This course presents information on identification and cultivation of many herbaceous perennials native to our area. The knowledgeable staff at Mt. Cuba Center selected the species for their garden adaptability and availability as nursery propagated plants. Gain valuable tips on purchasing, site selection, planting, and maintenance, as well as companion plants. Guided plant walks at Mt. Cuba Center and Longwood Gardens are included.

Add a splendid veil of texture and color to your garden. Explore the varied and colorful cultivars of Clematis to blend architecture artfully with the garden and provide exciting vertical accents. Explore identification, habit, and creative uses of Clematis suitable to gardens in the Delaware Valley. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental material Optional Exam June 11 Guided Plant Walks Wednesday, May 28, 12:30–3:30 pm or Saturday, May 31, 9 am–12 pm

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials No Class April 29 Optional Exam May 20 Guided Plant Walks At Longwood: Tuesday, May 13, 2:45– 5:45 pm or Saturday, May 17, 9 am–12 pm At Mt Cuba: Tuesday, April 29, 2–5 pm or Saturday, May 3, 9 am–12 pm

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture HP Sun Perennials with Lisa Roper

HP

Groundcovers

with Dan Benarcik

Dates Wednesdays, August 27–October 8 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, September 2–16 6:30–8:30 pm 3 sessions

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Fee $81 Member $90 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

A sunny perennial border is a classic look and a staple in any landscape. With the increasing popularity of perennial plants, there are now more species, cultivars, and varieties available on the market than ever. Concentrate on identification, culture, landscape use, and planting combinations of new and unique perennial species and cultivars that are suitable for growing in your sun garden.

This class focuses on some of the best groundcovers to grow in the MidAtlantic region. Offering solutions to many landscape and garden challenges, groundcovers also provide unified colors and textures to make the rest of your plantings really sing. Evergreen to deciduous, herbaceous to woody, flowering to foliar, this wide-ranging group of plants has something for everybody.

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

No Class September 24

Optional Exam September 23

Optional Exam October 15

Guided Plant Walks Tuesday, September 16, 2:45–5:45 pm or Saturday, September 20, 9 am–12 pm

Guided Plant Walks Wednesdays, September 10, October 8, 2:45–5:45 pm or Saturdays, September 6, October 11, 9 am–12 pm Enrolled students will have free access to Chanticleer for the duration of this course.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Deciduous Trees

with Bob Dougan

PS Plant Science: Understanding Plants

with Jeff Jabco Dates Thursdays, September 11–October 16 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Dates Mondays, September 22–October 27 5–7 pm * 6 sessions

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Deciduous trees are typically the most long-lasting plants in a landscape and when mature, can be the most valuable structures on the property. They provide framework to your garden and many species contribute significant habitat for wildlife. Deciduous trees offer essential shade in the landscape and can even lower your energy bill if placed correctly. This course will cover the identification and landscape uses of deciduous trees found in this region. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam October 23 Guided Plant Walks Thursdays, September 25, October 16, 2:30–5:30 pm or Saturdays, September 27, October 18, 9 am–12 pm

This class has two main topics of discussion: plant morphology and plant nomenclature. The first part of the class will focus on the outward structure, or morphology, of plants during the growing season. Look in detail at the methods and terminology of plant identification through a diverse study of leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits. The second part deals with understanding the botanical system of plant names and how the plant kingdom is organized. This is important “groundwork” for anyone hoping to become a successful gardener. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam November 3 *Please note: October 6 and 13 classes will be extended 4:30–7 pm. These sessions will have 1.25 hours of lecture and 1.25 hours of lab walk.

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture HP Ornamental Grasses with Danilo Maffei

Dates Tuesdays, September 30–November 11 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member Where Visitor Center Auditorium Ornamental grasses fill a valuable niche in garden design through the virtues of their form, texture, flowering, and cultural preferences. This course will introduce you to the culture, identification, use, and landscape design qualities of a range of plants suitable for use in the MidAtlantic region. Information presented will focus on each plant’s unique qualities, key identification characteristics, and considerations for selection in the design of traditional, contemporary, and naturalistic landscapes. Attention will be given to the Family Poaceae (true grasses) and grass-like perennials in other families. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials No Class October 28 Optional Exam November 18 Guided Plant Walks Tuesdays, October 21, 2:30–5:30 pm, November 4, 1:30–4:30 pm or Saturdays, October 25, November 8, 9 am–12 pm

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Landscape Design Gain professional experience and drawing skills to design exquisite landscapes with ease through the Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design. Whether you are pursuing a certificate or just interested in beautifying your property, landscape design courses are available to everyone. Previous knowledge of plant material is strongly recommended and is required for some courses. To earn a Certificate, you must satisfactorily complete core courses, receiving a minimum grade of 70% in each course. Core course grades will be based on assignments, class projects, and participation. Elective courses will be graded on a pass/non-pass basis. To receive credit toward a Certificate, students must complete an assignment. Small class size ensures low student-teacher ratios. Please register early.

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key CC EC

  Core Courses Elective Courses

 ertificate of Merit Recognition C Each year, we celebrate the accomplishment of completing the courses necessary to award Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Plants, Ornamental Horticulture, Floral Design, or Landscape Design during a special event scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

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Landscape Design Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design

Certificate of Merit Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of completing the courses necessary to Certificate Requirements award Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Plants, Ornamental Horticulture, Floral Design, or –– People, Plants, and Landscape Design Core Courses Landscape Design. Longwood will host a––celebration on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Landscape Design I –– Landscape II (prerequisite required) To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Design Merit Student Tracking Sheet: –– Sketching with a Design Perspective https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to –– Planting Design graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the(prerequisite Continuingrequired) Education Office –– Elements of Design Garden Tour or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candiDates will receive detailed –– Sustainable Landscaping and information in the fall. Design Theory (prerequisite required) Insert course KEY –– Three Certificate of Merit in Ornamental INSERT REQUIREMENT GRID Horticulture courses (must be either woody or herbaceous plants courses) Recommended Class Sequence: See Tour pagesand 6–13. Take at any time: Elements of Design-Garden all electives –– First classes (in any sequence): People, Plants, and Landscape Design, Landscape DeElectives –– A selection of elective courses will be sign I, Sketching with a Design Perspective offered every year. These offerings are Minimum of eight credits Next classes (pre-requisite required): Sustainable and Design Theory, subject Landscaping to change from year to year. Landscape Design II, Planting Design

Recommended Class Sequence Take at any time: –– Elements of Design Garden Tour and all electives –  Three Ornamental Horticulture Plant Identification Courses

First classes (in any sequence): –– People, Plants, and Landscape Design –– Landscape Design I –– Sketching with a Design Perspective

Next classes (prerequisite required): –– Sustainable Landscaping and Design Theory –– Landscape Design II –– Planting Design

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Landscape Design CC

Landscape Design I

with Jules Bruck

EC

Meadow-Inspired Design

with Jonathan Wright, 3 credits

Dates Fridays, February 7–March 28 9 am–12 pm 8 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, February 18–March 11 6:30–8:30 pm 4 sessions

Fee $224 Member $249 Non-member

Fee $129 Member $143 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room OR

Dates Fridays, February 7–-March 28 1–4 pm 8 sessions Fee $224 Member $249 Non-member Where Acer Room Design a landscape from start to finish. Gain practice in master drawing and drafting by accurately measuring a garden space, translating measurements to scale, and drafting a base plan. Get acquainted with design tools such as a scale, triangle, and T-square, and garner the knowledge needed to develop a concept plan, converse professionally with other designers, and examine landscapes with an educated eye.

Many design lessons can be learned from studying meadows and other wild areas. This course will start by looking at examples of unmanaged areas to draw out elements that can be included in the design of gardens of any scale. The course will explore how gardens can be enhanced by incorporating or imitating the patterns or habits of natural areas. Each student will develop a plant list and focus on their own project to design a garden, taking into account location, scale, cultural issues, plant selection, combinations, and succession.   Inclement Weather Date March 18

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Inclement Weather Date April 4 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Landscape Design CC People, Plants, & Landscape Design

CC

Sketching for Designers

with Robin Irizarry

with Danilo Maffei Dates Wednesdays, March 5–26 6:30–8:30 pm 4 sessions

Dates Saturdays, March 22–April 26 8:30–11:30 am 5 sessions

Fee $129 Member $143 Non-member

Fee $149 Member $165 Non-member

Where Betula Room

Where Catalpa Room

Discover a new design paradigm by exploring relationships between people and plants in the contexts of event, time, and space, yielding vibrant gardens with depth and relevancy. Through discussion, slides, and online group exercises, this course will illuminate topics such as effective client interviewing techniques and program development. Learn to define spaces that are truly supportive of people and plants, how to see and use time as a three-dimensional design element, and understand the triple bottom line of sustainability and its impact on our creations. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Learn to communicate visually by exploring the indoor and outdoor venues at Longwood Gardens. Develop a foundation in field sketching techniques including line, tone, and color through drawing exercises designed for the novice landscape designer. Weekly peer-reviewed assignments will provide supportive feedback and help you achieve your goals. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials No class April 19 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

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To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Landscape Design CC

Planting Design

with Jennifer Gilbert

CC Elements of Design Tour: Wissahickon Park and Watershed with Scott Quitel

Dates Thursdays, April 3–May 15 6–9 pm 7 sessions

Date Tuesday, April 8 8 am–5:30 pm Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $224 Member $249 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Betula Room Prerequisite Landscape Design I + a minimum of 3 Certificate of Merit plant identification courses. See pages 6–13. Create beautiful planting designs with balance, repetition, and cohesiveness using elements of design including line, form, color, and texture. Gain exposure to different garden situations, such as the sunny perennial border or woodland garden while considering important ecological aspects. Insightful discussion of traditional plant combinations for both formal and informal styles is paired with examples of effective planting designs used at Longwood and other gardens. This practical course allows you to develop a planting plan based on realistic situations. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Join us for a stimulating walk in the woods, where we will observe, explore, and discuss many of the design opportunities and challenges contained within the Park. Through our explorations and discussions, we will learn just how crucial a thorough understanding of urban ecology is for maximizing user experience and maintaining forest health on urban natural land. Among the many sights and scenarios that we will examine are: eroded trails and restored trails, storm water impacts, old mill dams, a highly urbanized creek, highly stressed tributaries, WPA structures, the Bells Mill Road grade crossing and bridge, large schist outcrops, weeping rocks, and impressive trees. Along the way, we will also learn about the fascinating geologic history of the Park. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking. While our pace will be slow, some areas will require mildly strenuous hiking. Appropriate footwear, water, binoculars, and field journal/ sketchbook are recommended. Lunch, on your own, is available at Valley Green Inn. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.

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Landscape Design EC Garden Modeling with SketchUp

EC

Asian-Inspired Garden Design

with Harriet Henderson, 3 credits

with Danilo Maffei, 3 credits Dates Saturdays, June 14 & 21 8:30 am–12:30 pm 2 sessions

Dates Wednesdays, September 10–October 1 7–9 pm 4 sessions

Fee $129 Member $143 Non-member

Fee $129 Member $143 Non-member

Where Catalpa Room

Where Betula Room

This course is for beginning landscape designers who are looking to take their graphic communications to the next level. SketchUp is a powerful and flexible tool that enables designers to envision and communicate their creations in 3D. Students will be introduced to the software, taught its basic functions, and learn how to generate a model from a 2D drawing and real-life example. Operations such as importing existing drawings and converting them to 3D, applying textures, basic contour modeling, and exporting images and documents will be covered as you create a simple landscape design. Students are required to bring their own laptop with the latest Basic Version of SketchUp already installed (downloads are free at http:// www.sketchup.com/intl/en/download/index. html). A full-size mouse and power cable are highly recommended. Students should have solid two-dimensional manual drafting/drawing skills and be comfortable working in a computer operating system environment (Windows or Mac). Operations such as click, double-click, saving files, and other common tasks must be second nature as a prerequisite. Be sure to test your software installation before arriving at class. There will not be time in the course to troubleshoot installations, hardware, or software problems.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Gain an understanding of the similarities and differences between Chinese, Korean and Japanese gardens; and learn about components of traditional gardens, as well as interpretive gardens that borrow ideas and adapt them in innovative ways. This class will include an initial design overview to understand the historic context and complexity of Asian gardens, with applications for the United States. Rock placement will be addressed, with step-bystep construction approaches to the use of rocks in garden design. Asian garden plants and the use of garden elements, such as walls, fences, walkways, lanterns, and basins in Asian gardens will also be discussed.

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Landscape Design II

with Allan Summers

CC Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory

with Susan Barton Dates Thursdays, September 11–November 13 6:30–8:30 pm 10 sessions

Dates Thursdays, October 9–November 6 4:30–6:30 pm 5 sessions

Fee $224 Member $249 Non-member

Fee $179 Member $197 Non-member

Where Betula Room

Where Betula Room

Prerequisite Landscape Design I

Prerequisite Landscape Design I or Sketching for Designers

Conceptualize gardens using a variety of drawing techniques and develop a deeper understanding of design theory while becoming increasingly comfortable with drawing and presentation skills. Delve deeper into design creativity, detailed garden features, and more advanced graphics by solidifying concepts presented in previous courses. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Discuss the contemporary theory of sustainable landscape design while learning alternative landscaping methods to alleviate environmental pressures caused by invasive species, storm water runoff, and habitat destruction. Study the landscape to recognize potential problems and identify solutions that will reduce the environmental impact and conserve biodiversity. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

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To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Professional Courses Expand your knowledge and gain expertise in weed, plant disease, and pest identification as well as turf management. Learn in-depth information on specific topics important to continuing your professional development and/or accumulating training and credit hours toward plant-and gardenrelated professional licenses. These classes are taught on a professional level; however, homeowners and garden hobbyists are welcome. Visit ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org for up-to-date information on professional credits.

Class Categories Key HT

Horticultural Techniques

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Professional Development Courses for Teachers Introduction to School Gardening—Online! Date January 6–February 17, 2014 Fee $90 Member $100 Non-member Where Catalpa Room This online course is designed to introduce teachers to the benefits of a school garden program; help them identify ways to build support for developing a garden; create a vision, theme, and design; and distinguish the best curriculum for incorporation into their classroom. Participants will gain practical knowledge for laying the groundwork of a successful program and receive valuable feedback from their instructor and other teachers while learning new avenues for student instruction.

Introduction to School Gardening Date July 7–8 9 am–3:30 pm Fee $90 Member $100 Non-member Where Catalpa Room This workshop is designed to introduce teachers to the benefits of school garden programs that incorporate direct links to classroom curriculum. Participants learn practical information on laying groundwork for successful programs, visit local school

gardens, receive feedback and advice from teachers, and take home curriculum resources and plant material. Additionally, on-site participants gain exclusive access to newly developed online course materials, presentations, and discussion information.

Growing Your School Garden Date July 9–10 9 am–3:30 pm Fee $90 Member $100 Non-member Where Catalpa Room Building on the information presented in “Introduction to School Gardening,” this course delves deeper into the principles and considerations of designing school gardens and provides tips and tricks for preparing and installing successful garden projects on the school grounds. Course activities include presentations on garden budgets and funding sources, visits to local school gardens, and hands-on activities. Participants will take part in collaborative working sessions focused on design, installation, and maintaining a sustainable school garden. Please bring a school site plan and/or measurements of the area of grounds to be planted.

Professional Courses HT

Weed Identification

with Nancy Bosold

HT Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management

with Nancy Bosold Date Wednesday, May 14 9 am–12 pm

Date Wednesday, May 14 1–4 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

OR

Date Wednesday, September 17 9 am–12 pm

Date Wednesday, September 17 1–4 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

This hands-on session includes vital identification and management strategies for some broadleaf and grassy weeds common to landscape, turf, and roadside sites. Specialized instruction will focus on life cycles, key characteristics, and plant structures useful in identification practices.

Elevate an average lawn to an extraordinary one. Hone your ability to diagnose symptoms of turf grass disease, insect infestation, or cultural damage through this course. Learn signs, symptoms, and management strategies to remedy common turf grass problems and observe samples of pests and beneficial insects turf managers may encounter.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Professional Courses

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Professional Courses HT

Plant Disease Identification

with Bob Mulrooney

HT

Pest Identification

with Longwood Gardens Staff

Date Thursday, May 29 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, June 12 9 am–12 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Catalpa Room

Where Acer Room OR

OR

Date Thursday, June 12 1–4 pm

Date Thursday, September 25 9 am–12 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

Date Thursday, September 25 1–4 pm Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member Where Acer Room

Explore our vast outdoor landscape and observe and identify common pest signs and symptoms with an IPM specialist. Effectively learn how to recognize pest damage and differentiate between harmful and beneficial insects. Gain valuable information on pest life cycles and methods of natural, biological, and chemical controls as components of an integrated pest management program.

Using the Gardens as your classroom, learn to identify common diseases of trees, shrubs, and perennials. Effectively monitor landscapes by learning to recognize the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause it, and when and how to apply controls. In-depth discussions with an expert will cover control measures including proper horticultural practices, sanitation, resistant cultivars, and fungicides.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Professional Courses HT Assess Your Trees: Good, Bad, or Otherwise…

with Scott Wade

Certified Horticulturist Program (CH) Examination Workshop and Test Site Date Tuesday, February 4 11 am–12 pm (workshop) 1–5 pm (test site)

Date Friday, October 10 9 am–12 pm Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Catalpa Room

Where Acer Room

Must apply for the examination and register with ASHS Application deadline: January 27, 2014

Regular assessment is the key to staying on top of your plant’s needs. Assessing is a multiple-step process involving identification, location, quantifying physical characteristics, and determining health needs. This ongoing process is beneficial to any property–large or small, public or private, homeowner or professional. You’ll also see first hand how Longwood keeps track of the thousands of trees and shrubs throughout the Gardens, as you head outdoors and conduct a mock assessment.

OR

Date Wednesday, October 29 11 am–12 pm (workshop) 1–5 pm (test site) Where Catalpa Room Must apply for the examination and register with ASHS

Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience.

Application deadline: October 21, 2014 Longwood Gardens is pleased to partner with ASHS to serve as a training and testing site in support of the Certified Horticulturist Program (CH). The Certified Horticulturist Program (CH) is an exciting program developed to recognize all those talented, knowledgeable practitioners working in horticulture. Please log onto the ASHS web site to see information about the examination and the eligibility requirements. http://tinyurl.com/8kbgvt2

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours These courses are designed for homeowners, hobby gardeners, and professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of specific plant groups or a particular gardening topic. Useful and practical information on the care of certain plants or specific gardening techniques will add to your knowledge, whatever your level of gardening experience. We offer the opportunity to learn directly from horticulturists in a unique learning environment. These courses require no prerequisites and beginners are welcome.

Class Categories Key HT

  Horticultural Techniques

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Sharpen your Shovel, Deadhead your Dahlias

Field and Feather Series: Get Nesting

with Longwood Gardens Staff

with Joe Sebastiani

Dates Saturdays, January 18, March 15, May 3, July 12, September 13, November 8 9–11 am 6 sessions

Date Saturday, January 25 9–11 am Fee $30 Member $33 Non-member

Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member Where Terra Cotta Room Are you new to gardening and unsure what exactly you should be doing when, or are you a seasoned gardener who wants tips on your timing? Let the Longwood experts help you through the gardening year, providing a fundamental overview of basic techniques, tips, tricks, and advice on seasonal tasks so that you know what you should be doing and when. Each session builds on the next so you will gain a yearlong management strategy to take your garden to the next level. Register one person and your spouse or partner attends for free.

Where Betula Room Do you look for bird nests or have birdnesting boxes in your yard or nearby park? Be ready for the upcoming bird-nesting season, by learning about the different types of bird nests that you might find. You’ll have the opportunity to examine and learn about the varieties of nests made by cavity nesters, birds that nest in trees and shrubs, and even birds that nest on the ground! By understanding easily observable breeding behaviors, you’ll be able to recognize and determine if birds are nesting nearby. A discussion of the best shrubs and trees for nesting birds, along with techniques for nest-box-checking will be covered. See related courses, pages 49 and 57.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

Ideas for Impact Come spend a winter day in our Gardens and leave with lots of ideas for updating the look and feel of your garden. This day is meant to get your creative juices flowing with four unique sessions. Come for a half day or stay for all four sessions. Incorporate a few of these ideas from our creative experts, and you will be able to generate a whole new look. One small change can make a big difference.

Curb Appeal

Date Saturday, February 8

A Few More Favorite Plants

All-Day Fee $90 Member $100 Non-member

1–2:15 pm

Half-Day Fee $54 Member $60 Non-member Where Visitor Center Auditorium

A Few of My Favorite Plants with Plant Walk Instructors: Susan Brutico, Nora Sadler, Mary Allinson, Tim Jennings 9–10:15 am Join our team of plant experts as they share a few of their “favorite” plants.  You’ll learn why they love a particular plant, its special characteristics, and its attributes in the landscape. This is a great opportunity to expand your “must-have” plant list from gardeners with years of field experience and horticultural knowledge.

with Jules Bruck 10:30–11:45 am How do you make the most of a front yard landscape so the home appears both charming and inviting from the curb? As a design process is explained, you will see how to craft a more ecologically-friendly and welcoming suburban landscape.

with Plant Walk Instructors: Ginny Levy, Jim Bobb, Nancy Bell

Join our team of plant experts as they share a few of their “favorite” plants. You’ll learn why they love a particular plant, its special characteristics, and its attributes in the landscape. This is a great opportunity to expand your “must-have” plant list from gardeners with years of field experience and horticultural knowledge.

Intentional Design with Melissa Miles 2:30–3:45 pm Learn strategies for developing a sustainable home landscape that is not only beautiful but also diverse, highly productive, and resilient. Inclement Weather Date February 9

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT

Beekeeping Basics

with Jim Bobb

Landscapes for Life™ with Jennifer Nichols and Lee Armillei

Date Sunday, February 2 9 am–12 pm

Dates Thursdays, February 13–March 13 6:30–8:30 pm 5 sessions

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member

Where Acer Room OR

Date Sunday, February 2 1–4 pm Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Acer Room Are you considering apiculture as a new hobby? Beekeeping, or apiculture, is the practical management of the social species of honey bees that live in large colonies of up to 60,000 individuals. Observe hive equipment and discuss its intricacies with an expert. Discuss the mechanics, cost, and the ideal time to get started. This honey of a class will take the mystery out of beekeeping. Inclement Weather Date February 9

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Where Acer Room Knowing the basics of sustainable practices in land management can lead to good decision making about your home landscape. In this 5-session course, you’ll learn to work with nature by covering subjects such as soil biology, water management, and native plantings. You will create a long-term plan to improve the health, beauty, and habitat value of your property which will benefit your family as well as the surrounding community. Each week you’ll have hands-on activities, lectures, and discussions. There is a course book to take home. On Saturday, March 8, join the group for an optional tour of a property in Kennett Square that has received certification as a Sustainable Site. Register one person and your spouse or partner attends for free. (One handbook per couple.)

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT

Make Room for Mushrooms

with Melissa Miles

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Plants for Pollinators

with Jim Bobb

Date Saturday, February 15 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, February 15 9 am–12 pm

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

Explore the under-examined underground realm of mushrooms. Learn about the history of mushroom foraging, cultivation, ecology, and medicinal uses. Discover the emerging field of mycotechnology—using mushrooms to clean up and regenerate toxic and degraded landscapes. Find out about your own DIY cultivation options for small-to large-scale projects. Part of the class time will be spent making your own mushroom bag—a simple and easy way to grow and enjoy your own edible mushrooms anywhere!

Have you wondered how to increase the number of bees and other pollinators in your garden? Perhaps you are seeking ways to do your part to preserve a home and habitat for these pollinators, or you may just want to produce a bountiful harvest of fruits, seeds, and vegetables. Other gardeners seek to attract these fauna to bring action and movement. Discover what will attract hummingbirds, bees, or butterflies to your garden. If you have honey bees, learn which plants to grow to maximize honey production and stores for the winter.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Hungry for Vegetable Gardening?

HT

Mason Bees

with Jim Bobb

with Elizabeth Alakszay Dates Saturdays, February 22, March 15, April 26, May 17, August 2, September 27 9–11 am 6 sessions Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member Where Acer & Betula Rooms Gain the knowledge and skills to be a successful vegetable gardener. Soil preparation, composting, seed starting, transplanting, plant care, irrigation, pest management, harvesting, preserving the harvest, and recipes will all be covered in this six-session course. Discuss techniques for extending your season in the spring and fall. Hands-on lessons, lectures, demos, and visits to the garden will all support your quest to have the productive vegetable garden you’ve always wanted!

Date Saturday, February 22 9 am–12 pm Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Betula Room Mason bees are solitary bees which make compartments with mud walls in hollow reeds or holes in wood. They often come out in time to pollinate our native flora, starting with redbuds, and only last for weeks before disappearing until the following year. Discover how to attract and encourage these harmless bees to pollinate your apples and early crops. The nests are smaller, cheaper, and easier to manage than honey bees.

Inclement Weather Date February 23, 1–3 pm

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Gertrude Jekyll: Her Art Restored at Upton Grey

HT Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees

A lecture by author Rosamund Wallinger

with Andrew Lyman and Robin Howell

Date Thursday, February 27 7–9 pm

Date Saturday, March 8 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee Free with Gardens admission

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Ballroom

Where Catalpa Room

Gertrude Jekyll was perhaps the most important British garden designer of the 20th century. She famously argued that gardening ought to be considered a Fine Art, highlighting that it becomes a point of honor to be always striving for the best. In her new book, Gertrude Jekyll: Her Art Restored at Upton Grey, author Rosamund Wallinger examines Jekyll's work at Manor House, Upton Grey in Hampshire, England and offers insight into Jekyll's eclectic, imaginative, and inspiring art. Designed between 1908 and 1909, and once maintained by as many as nine gardeners, the garden fell into disrepair by the second half of the twentieth century, before a full and accurate restoration was carried out in the early 1980s. This restoration was led by Wallinger and her husband, the current owners of Upton Grey. During this lecture, taken from her years of developing this book, Wallinger will share a visual record of the garden's plants and layout, with original plans and photographs, as well as beautiful images of the garden taken since its restoration. Hear about her experiences with Upton Grey and how her book succeeds in illustrating exactly why Jekyll was so admired in her lifetime and why she continues to inspire and influence gardeners today.

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Date Saturday, March 8 1–4:30 pm Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Catalpa Room Improve your trees’ performance and take the mystery out of pruning! Learn to prune different types of small flowering trees. Correct timing will ensure optimum blooms, and accurate techniques will give your trees proper shaping and growing habits. Try your hand at pruning specific plants like crabapples, dogwoods, flowering cherries, and magnolias.  Dress for the outdoor weather and bring your pruners and handsaw, if available.

A dessert reception in the Conservatory and book signing will immediately follow the lecture.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Gardening in the EGGstreme

Lasting Im‘press’ions

with Brian Trader

with Ellen Bortner

Date Saturday, March 8 9 am–12 pm

Dates Wednesdays, March 19, April 2 6:30–8:30 pm 2 sessions

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Betula Room No need to be chicken about chickens! Get all of your questions answered. How do you raise chickens? Do they make good pets? Are they messy? Will they get along with your other pets? Learn the advantages of pets with personality that produce and are easy to maintain. Along with the basics, find out if you can legally own/raise backyard chickens, where to source chicks, and general chick and chicken care. Enjoy the opportunity to meet a flock up close and personal, discuss coops, space needs, and obtain resources to help you get started.

Where Acer Room Plant collectors all over the world have preserved plants the same way for hundreds of years. Come hear about the purpose and science behind preserving dried plants as herbarium specimens and create your own beautiful botanical pressing. During the first class, you will select and collect the plant specimen; the following week, mount and press the specimen to take home to enjoy for years to come. Your pressed flora is suitable for framing. Students will receive a press to keep for making more at home.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Orchids for Beginners with John Salventi and Tom Purviance

Date Saturday, March 22 9 am–12 pm Fee $78 Member $85 Non-member Where Acer Room OR

Date Sunday, September 21 1–4 pm Fee $78 Member $85 Non-member Where Betula Room Year after year, orchid admirers become orchid growers after joining this popular class. This workshop introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home and greenhouse growing. Explore orchids’ growth requirements and how their needs differ from those of other houseplants. Learn about their natural habitat and briefly review their plant structure. Beware! Once you start, you may find orchid growing to be a fabulous addiction. Fee includes a beautiful ready-to-bloom orchid to take home.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours A Community Read Join in on our Book Chats!

Dates Monday, March 24 9–10:30 am Longwood Library OR

Wednesday, April 2 6:30–8 pm Peirce du Pont House OR

Tuesday, April 8 4-5:30 pm Longwood Library Fee $19 Member $21 Non-member Includes copy of A Sand County Almanac and Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work

Join our first-ever Community Read. Community or Big Reads are designed to inspire people to pick up a good book, to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment, and to start a conversation on a specific topic. This year our focus is on preserving land, legacy, and community. With this in mind we've chosen A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. First published in 1949, A Sand County Almanac has sold over two million copies in ten languages, and is a wonderful book about conservation and the need for a human conscience towards the use of land. It’s beautifully written with great descriptions of nature and the way plants and animals interact with each other for survival. After registering, you will be mailed a copy of a A Sand County Almanac. Begin reading, and then participate in one of our small group discussions. Led by our staff, these book chats will be an informal exchange of ideas and impressions about Leopold and his work in conservation. Accompanied by garden-wide activities, this Community Read will include weekly Blog posts and the opportunity to view the film Green Fire (based on Leopold’s extraordinary career). As an exciting finale to our Community Read, we will host author/ lecturer Curt Meine on April 12 to discuss his book, Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work and his work with the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours That’s A Cool Birdhouse with Joyce Rondinella and Dick Gies

Kokedama: Hanging String Gardens with Lauren Hoderny

Date Saturday, March 29 9–11 am

Date Saturday, March 29 9–11 am

Fee $81 Member $90 Non-member

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

Birds will be moving right in to the most environmentally friendly birdhouse in the neighborhood. We will provide birdhouses designed to protect birds from predators with a special plantable roof. Ongoing research at Longwood is showing that green-roof birdhouses stay cooler in hot weather. A variety of winter hardy sedums especially suited for green roofs have been selected for you to plant. Learn about planting medium and how to care for your green roof. Once your house is complete, we’ll discuss the best placement to keep those feathered friends winging their way to your yard.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Spring into a new way to think about gardens! Learn to take simple materials, choose the correct plants, and make creative, green additions to any space. Suspended from the ceiling by just a few threads and completely unencumbered by pots or containers, these string-bound flora will add natural elements to any space. You’ll make three little gardens and have works of art which seem to defy gravity and completely eliminate the need for pots. Bring a box to transport your treasures home.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours CC Elements of Design Tour: Wissahickon Park and Watershed with Scott Quitel

Champion Trees of Longwood Tour with Scott Wade

Date Tuesday, April 8 8 am–5:30 pm

Date Friday, April 11 10 am–1 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Join us for a stimulating walk in the woods, where we will observe, explore, and discuss many of the design opportunities and challenges contained within the Park. Through our explorations and discussions, we will learn just how crucial a thorough understanding of urban ecology is for maximizing user experience and maintaining forest health on urban natural land. Among the many sights and scenarios that we will examine are: eroded trails and restored trails, storm water impacts, old mill dams, a highly urbanized creek, highly stressed tributaries, WPA structures, the Bells Mill Road grade crossing and bridge, large schist outcrops, weeping rocks, and impressive trees. Along the way, we will also learn about the fascinating geologic history of the Park. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking. While our pace will be slow, some areas will require mildly strenuous hiking. Appropriate footwear, water, binoculars, and field journal/ sketchbook are recommended.

This pleasurable walking tour puts participants up close and personal with champion trees in all parts of the Garden and in areas not typically open to the public. These champion trees are the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees in our region, and in some cases, even in Pennsylvania and the nation. You’ll be able to measure and record tree circumferences, heights and spreads, and discuss tree identification, structure, and natural history. Standing at the base of one of these giant trees is an indescribable experience. “Big Trees of Pennsylvania” book is included. This is an outdoor experience. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You may be walking on uneven paths. This is a rain or shine walking tour.

Lunch, on your own, is available at Valley Green Inn. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Beginning Bonsai with Dennis Donald and Steve Ittel

HT

Performance Pruning: Shrubs

with Andrew Lyman and Robin Howell

Date Saturday, April 12 9 am–4 pm

Date Saturday, April 12 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $140 Member $155 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room OR

OR

Date Sunday, April 13 9 am–4 pm

Date Saturday April 12 1–4:30 pm

Fee $140 Member $155 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room OR

Date Saturday, October 11 9 am–4 pm Fee $140 Member $155 Non-member Where Acer Room

Improve your shrubs’ performance and take the mystery out of pruning! Learn to prune shrubs and vines the correct way. Proper timing will ensure optimum blooms, and accurate techniques will give your plants proper shaping and growing habits. Try your hand at pruning specific plants like Thuja, Taxus, Rhododendron, and Wisteria. Dress for the outdoor weather and bring your pruners.

This ever popular, day-long course is for beginners interested in bonsai, the centuries’ old Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs grown in pots or small spaces. During the morning, learn the care and culture of bonsai and techniques for designing and maintaining these sculptured treasures. In the afternoon, you will work with the instructor’s guidance to design your own bonsai to take home. Course fee includes plant, wire, potting material, and bonsai scissors, and discount café coupon included To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours iGarden with Susan Caldwell

Field and Feather Series: Interpretive Dance with Joe Sebastiani

Date Thursday, April 17 5:30–7:30 pm Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member Where Catalpa Room Need help in your garden with planning, designing, tracking or plant ID… why not use your mobile device to its fullest? Learn about useful garden apps for your smart phone or tablet. We’ll review many free and paid apps for iOS devices. Try some of the class recommendations out in the garden and share your own experiences.  Bring your own smart phone or tablet.

Dates Thursdays, April 17 and May 1 6:30–8:30 pm 2 sessions Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Acer Room Being able to identify common species of birds and their behaviors can make time spent outdoors even more enjoyable. Learn to interpret courtship rituals of several species, and identify other behaviors so you can determine what the birds are doing in the spring. Between the two sessions, you’ll be asked to identify 15 different species and note a courtship or breeding behavior learned in class. We’ll compile these sightings to a worldwide database of bird sightings, including breeding behavior to help support the overall scientific understanding and conservation of birds. See related courses, pages 34 and 57.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Trough Making

Water Gardening in a Container

with Betty Mackey

with Tim Jennings and Mary Allinson

Date Friday, April 25 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, May 3 9 am–12 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Catalpa Patio

Where Soil Shed

Container gardening continues to soar in popularity, and stone-like troughs give gardeners a weatherproof option for displaying plantings. This class will cover the method of making troughs, paving stones, or birdbaths out of cement, paper, perlite, and a little creativity. Every student will create and take home a small trough, along with the knowledge to make more. Wear old clothes and bring a pair of well fitting, heavy-duty waterproof dishwashing gloves. Dust masks will be provided. We will be working outside, so please dress appropriately. Hats and sunscreen are suggested.

Longwood’s Water Garden display attracts thousands of summer visitors who admire the tranquility and beauty of the unusual plants. Join our waterlily experts to learn how to grow these lovely specimens at home. The class will include discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities as you divide and repot surplus plants from Longwood’s collection to take home for your new water garden. The class will end with a walk around the waterlily display and a discussion of favorable conditions for growing these amazing specimens.  Students receive water-loving plants, special medium, and a container to create their own miniature water garden. Please be prepared to transport a large container, dress for a hands-on experience, and bring gardening gloves if you care to use them.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Vertical Gardening

For Me or Mom

with Lorrie Baird

with April Bevans

Date Saturday, May 10 9–11 am

Date Saturday, May 10 9–11 am

Fee $63 Member $70 Non-member

Fee $63 Member $70 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Soil Shed

Green walls are one of the newest and hottest trends in horticulture. Find about the history of green walls and the different types of systems available on the market for homeowners and commercial use. A visit to our Green Wall will allow you to examine installation and irrigation techniques. Discuss how to plant, grow, and fertilize vertical plantings. You’ll plant a green wall panel with an assortment of herbs to take home and enjoy vertically!

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Hear from our Flower Garden Walk horticulturalist expert to learn about containers. Plant up a container with unusual plants for spring. Include some bulbs and spring vegetables combined with colorful annuals to create a unique container to welcome spring. Use as a stunning focal piece with beautiful textures and colors or for a Mother’s Day gift.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Moonlight Magic with Alan Petravich and Koa Kanamee

An Extraordinary Tour of Gardens throughout the United Kingdom

Date Tuesday, May 13 8–10 pm

Dates May 17–May 26 Hosted by Director, Paul B. Redman and Horticulture Director, Sharon Loving

Fee $30 Member $33 Non-member Where Catalpa Room OR

Date Sunday, September 7 8–10 pm Fee $30 Member $33 Non-member Where Catalpa Room The beauty of the night will be revealed in this private moonlit tour through our garden. Savor this rare opportunity to see Longwood’s magic under the spell of a full moon. We have selected a route to showcase the garden and its nighttime mysteries and enjoy refreshments at a secluded spot. Discover the beauty of the night!

Join us as we experience the allure and sheer splendor of world-class gardens, estates, and horticultural events throughout the United Kingdom. In collaboration with internationally-recognized landscape architect Kim Wilkie, we’ve curated an unforgettable 10-day garden journey. You’ll enjoy accommodations at The Stafford London, Member’s Access to the Chelsea Flower Show, an exclusive evening at the V&A Museum’s John Madejski Garden designed by Kim Wilkie, and private tours and luncheons at Lambeth Palace, Great Dixter, Sissinghurst Castle, and Waddesdon Manor just to name a few. To deliver an extraordinary experience to each participant, space is limited. Please contact Lori Harrison at lharrison@longwoodgardens. org or 610.388.5246 if you have interest in joining this tour. A detailed itinerary, cost, and registration deadline are forthcoming to those who inquire.

You should be comfortable walking at a brisk pace guided only by a flashlight in any weather.

Inclement Weather Dates May 15 September 9

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT

Raising Roses

with Robin Howell

A Peach of an Urn with Jessica Whitehead

Date Saturday, May 31 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, May 31 9–11 am

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $90 Member $99 Non-member

Where Catalpa Room

Where Soil Shed

The rose is one of the most recognizable and popular flowers in the world; yet many gardeners are intimidated by them because of their reputation for being very difficult to grow. Join Robin as he discusses selecting roses, planting, fertilizing, managing insects and diseases, as well as pruning and training various types of roses. The course will start in the classroom for an overview and then head outside to our Rose Garden for a hands-on demonstration and observation.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Here’s a container class unlike anything we’ve offered before. Attendees will receive an exact reproduction of an urn shaped planter from our iconic Main Fountain Garden. Gardener Jessica Whitehead will offer tips on container design, planting, and maintenance throughout the year. You’ll be working with peach colored flowers—a versatile and beautiful color for the garden that is underutilized and pairs well with many other colors in your scheme. The container is made from cast stone and is freeze-proof, meaning you can leave it out all winter without fear of damage.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Specialty Nursery Tour with David Culp

HT

“Hot” Composting

with Melissa Miles

Date Friday, June 6 8 am–6 pm

Date Saturday, June 14 9 am–12 pm

Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member Box lunch included

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Acer Room

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot This unique trip will visit some relatively unknown regional nurseries where participants will find high quality and often hard-to-find plants for their gardens. Many of these nurseries are not open to the public and are specifically selected by David. The only thing really needed for this trip is a little bit of self control amongst the dynamic selection of annual and perennial plants at great prices. Purchases will be loaded into a truck and delivered back to Longwood to take home that day. It’s fun, it’s hectic, and not for the faint of heart.

Discover the “Berkeley Method” of making compost quickly and efficiently for your garden using a high-temperature composting technique which kills plant pathogens and weed seeds. Produce high-quality compost in as little as 18 days. Venture out to evaluate areas that make the best sites. Dress for the weather.

Dress for all kinds of weather and bring your wish list. Sunscreen and a hat advised. Trip leaves promptly and runs rain or shine.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Evening in the Water Garden with Tim Jennings and Patrick Nutt

U.S. Botanic Garden & Production Facility Tour with U.S. Botanic Garden Staff

Date Thursday, September 11 6:30–9 pm

Date Friday, September 12 6:30 am–6 pm

Fee $90 Member $99 Non-member

Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member

Where Acer Room & Waterlily Display

Where Visitor Center Parking lot

One of Longwood’s most magnificent highlights is the Waterlily Display, located in the courtyard of the Main Conservatory. For this unique evening session, join Longwood’s waterlily experts for an introduction to the waterlily display. The culture, care, and maintenance of aquatic plants, water gardens, and marginal plantings will be discussed. Enjoy the early evening around the waterlily pools, adjourn for a unique dinner experience, and reconvene outside as the night-blooming lilies are beginning to open. Join us to be informed, enchanted, and well fed—an unbeatable combination! Inclement Weather Date September 18

Calling all plant lovers! Join us for a special tour as we visit the U.S. Botanic Garden and its production facility in Washington, DC. The first stop is the Botanic Garden’s Production Facility, where we will take a “behind-the-scenes” tour of this remarkable complex, not usually open to the public. It is the largest greenhouse complex supporting a public garden in the United States! The tour continues as we travel to the U.S. Botanic Garden, where small guided tours will be available for a more indepth and personalized look at our national garden and conservatory. There will also be time for you to explore on your own or visit the Mall and U.S. Capitol, before departing for Longwood. This is an extensive walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes. Lunch will be on your own, with several eateries available on the Mall. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Field and Feather Series: Finessing the Field with Joe Sebastiani

HT Ecosystem Driver: Water— A Closer Look at this Vital Resource with Scott Quitel

Date Saturday, September 20 7:30–11:30 am

Date Saturday, September 27 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Terra Cotta Room

Where Terra Cotta Room

See how the management of our natural areas are benefitting birdlife and learn some of the management techniques used in the new Meadow Garden for migratory and resident species. We will review some of the key species with audio/visuals in the classroom and learn more about their habitat preference, ecological niche, and natural history. Later, we will move outside to gain first-hand skills to assist with the identification of meadow and edge species by sight and sound during the height of the fall songbird migration. Please bring binoculars and a bird field guide, if you have them. Cameras are also encouraged. See related courses, pages 34 and 49.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Through a combination of classroom discussion and outdoor exploration, we will get a feel for the water cycle and gain a deeper understanding of water in its various forms and locations. Coverage will include streams, wetlands, aquatic life, watersheds, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, groundwater, and evapotranspiration. We will discuss why water is so essential and why it is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Join us as we lay some key hydrologic groundwork in the classroom and then go outside to use Longwood’s varied grounds as the backdrop for an interpretive, interactive walk to discover obvious and not-so-obvious places where water resides. Come prepared to dive into our subject and perhaps get a little wet.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT Ecosystem Driver: Woodland—Our Original Landscape with Scott Quitel

Plants that Heal with Pandora Young and Susan Meyers

Date Saturday, September 27 1:30–4:30 pm

Date Saturday, October 4 9:30–11:30 am

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Where Terra Cotta Room

Where Terra Cotta Room

Do you have a lawn on your property? Say you stopped mowing and went away for ten years. Upon your return, in what state do you think you would find your lawn? Chances are, you would encounter a young woodland emerging where your grass used to be. Join us in the classroom and outside to discuss the values provided by our forests and to explore the wonders within the forest canopy. In both our classroom discussion and our interactive woodland walk, we will cover: forest layers, forest succession, the living subterranean root zone, trees and shrubs, woodland wildflowers, forest critters, the role of water, ecosystem services, and the unique sense of place beneath the treetops. Come prepared to engage in lively discussion and to get your hands a little dirty.

Join two of our horticulturalists on a journey to learn about how a wide range of ornamental plants have been used medicinally both in past and present times to treat everything from the common cold and arthritis to cancer. Focus on meadow wildflowers, autumn-hued trees, and shrubs. After a brief lecture and discussion indoors, head outside to observe these plants in the garden.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Orchid Repotting

Meadow Wreath

with John Salventi and Tom Purviance

with Ginny Levy

Date Tuesday, October 7 6–9 pm

Date Friday, October 17 9 am–12 pm

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $63 Member $70 Non-member

Where Acer Room

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This comprehensive hands-on workshop for beginners and intermediate-level orchid enthusiasts will cover repotting, basketing, and mounting orchids. Class discussion includes assessment of when to repot, appropriate techniques for different kinds of orchids, and how to select the proper media for all varieties of orchids. Bring an orchid or two from home for evaluation and repotting.

Our new Meadow Garden reopens this summer after extensive renovations and expansion. Come celebrate the flora of the Meadow Garden by constructing a wreath in natural grasses and wildflowers. Your masterpiece will be suitable for hanging or as a tabletop decoration. Enjoy your natural wreath for many seasons.

Potting materials will be provided.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT Native Meadows from the Ground Up

HT Successful and Ethical Seed Collection

with Tom Brightman and Mark Gormel

with Tom Brightman and Mark Gormel

Date Saturday, October 18 9 am–4 pm

Date Saturday, October 25 9:30 am–12 pm

Fee $63 Member $70 Non-member Discount café coupon included

Fee $63 Member $70 Non-member Where Terra Cotta Room

Where Catalpa Room Meadows are a diverse component of our natural landscape, but their planting and management require some fundamental knowledge, thought, and planning. Look more closely at our new Meadow Garden and see the real diversity of both mature and recently renovated meadow spaces. Through a step-by-step look at two specific projects, this lecture and extended walk covers the why, how, what, when, and where of what it takes to develop and manage an aesthetically rich, environmentally functional, thriving nativeplant community. Inclement Weather Date October 19

This hands-on workshop is intended for those interested in obtaining, cleaning, and storing large quantities of seed geared toward restoration or re-vegetation projects, nursery production, or seed sales/exchanges. Classroom topics will include knowing the species, keeping records, interpreting visual changes in the seeds, collection, and post-collection handling. Head outdoors to the Meadow Garden and learn about seed collection firsthand. You will have the opportunity to gather seeds and take them home to be ready for next year! Inclement Weather Date October 26 Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience with substantial unpaved trail walking involved.

Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience with substantial unpaved trail walking involved.

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To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Handmade Soaps from Horticulture

Backyard Banquet: Natural Ornaments

with Sarah Ranes

with Pandora Young

Date Saturday, November 22 9 am–12 pm

Date Tuesday, December 2 6:30–8:30 pm

Fee $30 Member $33 Non-member

Fee $19 Member $21 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Learn the basics of the cold process method of soap making using vegetable oils and herbal additives. This is a hands-on class where you will make and take home a batch of soap that you personally design. Herbal additives and essential oils will be available for use and a discussion will be held to understand the benefits of different herbs and oils for soap making. Safety equipment will be supplied and required. Please bring a small shoebox or plastic container as a mold for your soap.

This holiday season, why not give a gift to the birds by making an outdoor wildlife tree? Find out how to create a tree that is both beautiful and provides food for our feathered friends. Join our horticulturalist, Pandora Young to learn how the ornaments for our Wildlife Tree are crafted. Using natural materials from our Meadow Garden, along with suet, millet, and dried flowers, you will make your own ornaments that will appeal to the eye as well as to the appetites of the critters who will flock to your tree with their colors and song.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Quilled Snowflake Ornaments with Leona Swiacki Date Wednesday, December 3 6:30–8:30 pm Fee $19 Member $21 Non-member Where Acer Room Learn how to make hand-crafted quilled snowflakes using simple materials. These delicate beauties will accent your holiday dÊcor and cheer your home into the winter months. The ancient art of quilling was used to decorate book covers and religious items. Paper strips were rolled to create quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. Today, quilling is seeing a resurgence in popularity on every continent and in every walk of life. You will take home several ornaments and the techniques to make more.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, & Photography Enjoy the unique beauty of our Gardens and Conservatory and bring out your inner artist by taking a class in drawing, painting, or photography. You will find options for any level of experience. Focused instruction by accomplished professionals will allow students to expand their talents and increase their skills. Choose a course in the medium you prefer, and use our majestic landscape and extensive selection of plants and flowers as the subjects of your artistry.

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Botanical Illustration Studio with Carol Gangemi

Dates Mondays, January 6–February 17 12:30–3 pm 6 sessions Fee $90 Member $99 Non-member Where Acer Room OR

Dates Mondays, March 3–April 28 12:30–3 pm 9 sessions

Spend an enjoyable afternoon each week using your artistic skills to illustrate plants and flowers from Longwood’s greenhouses and outdoor grounds. The studio time gives you, the artist, a chance to receive further individual attention, constructive suggestions, and encouragement. Work at your own pace to create your own individual project. The interaction with other talented artists makes the studio a very creative and supportive environment. Come to the first session with all materials necessary to begin work.

Inclement Weather Date February 24 April 5 No class January 13 October 13

Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member Where Acer Room OR

Dates Mondays, September 15–November 17 12:30–3 pm 9 sessions Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member Where Acer Room

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Fearless Watercolor

Photographing Orchids

with Eileen Rosen

with Joshua Taylor, Jr.

Dates Sundays, February 9–March 16 1–4 pm 6 sessions

Date Friday, February 28 7 am–1 pm

Fee $107 Member $119 Non-member

Fee $135 Member $150 Non-member Continental breakfast included

Where Acer Room Dispel the mystique of watercolor by learning how to feel comfortable painting simple fruits and vegetables and then progress to plants and flowers. In the first two sessions, learn a color mixing system that uses only six colors and create a color journal. Eileen will demonstrate specific painting techniques and help you practice each week. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as those wanting to improve their skills. Inclement Weather Date March 23 A materials list will be included with your confirmation email.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Where Catalpa Room Orchid Extravaganza fills the Conservatory with thousands of rare and beautiful orchids. This is your opportunity, as a photo enthusiast, to capture striking images of orchids under the guidance of our instructor. Learn to shoot the natural beauty of orchids through composition, light and background control, and close-up photography. A presentation, shooting sessions with the instructor, formal critique of participants’ images, and the introduction of image enhancement techniques, complete the workshop. Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer and a flash drive to download images for critique. Another option is to bring a flash drive with previously taken JPEG images of orchids. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Some activities are not applicable to point and shoot cameras. A tripod is optional, but highly recommended.

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Introduction to Botanical Illustration with Carol Gangemi or Donni LaBrake Dates Mondays, March 3–April 28 9–11:30 am 9 sessions

Dates Mondays, September 15–November 17 6:30–9 pm 9 sessions

Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member

Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

Dates Mondays, March 3–April 28 6:30–9 pm 9 sessions Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member Where Acer Room OR

Dates Mondays, September 15–November 17 9–11:30 am 9 sessions Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member

This course is for beginners and all who are interested in mastering the art of plant illustration and want to capture the abundant variety of shapes and forms that plants and flowers provide. Taught with patience and humor in a relaxed atmosphere, you will be encouraged to work at your own pace and develop your own style. Frequent demonstrations clarify the painting process. And, although the primary medium is watercolor, you are welcome to work in graphite, colored pencils, or pastels. A materials list will be included with your confirmation email.

Inclement Weather Date May 5 No class October 13

Where Acer Room OR

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Photography After Hours

By the Dawn’s Early Light

with Dick Greenwood

with Dick Greenwood

Date Thursdays, March 6–27 6–9 pm 4 sessions

Date Saturday, April 12 5–8:30 am Fee $89 Member $99 Non-member

Fee $225 Member $250 Non-member

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Where Catalpa Room As a serious photographer, do you dream of an opportunity to shoot in the Gardens without the buzz of activity during the day? This is that opportunity! In four, three-hour sessions, you will be given a series of challenging but fun assignments and the freedom to move through selected areas of the Gardens to complete them. Class time is devoted to photography, so we will use online support for lively discussions and critiques. Participation in the online discussions is expected of all participants. This class is open to all who own a digital, single lens reflex camera. Because we will be shooting in available light, a sturdy tripod is highly recommended. Basic instruction in the fundamentals of photography will be provided online for those who are new photographers or interested in a camera basics refresher.

Join us in the Gardens to photograph the splendor of early morning’s golden light. Meet before sunrise, discuss briefly where the best locations are to be found, and then head out to photograph, just as the sun is rising. You’ll need a tripod and a shutter release is highly recommended. Prior to the start of class, you will receive a handout that discusses the equipment you should bring and the shooting considerations you should take into account. Inclement Weather Date April 13

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Nooks and Crannies: Photographing Fountains, Pump House, and the Chimes Tower with Dick Greenwood,

Fountains in Perspective with Frank DePietro and Judy Stevenson

Benny Rigoroso, & Ed Kane Date Friday, May 2 8 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, May 3 8 am–12 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Where Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room

Have you ever wondered how our spectacular fountains work or where all that water comes from? Find out by taking advantage of this rare opportunity to see the workings of two engineering marvels and participate in a guided photo shoot. After a brief introduction and the opportunity to hear the history of the fountains from “insiders,” you will have time to photograph in the pump house, climb the stairs into the Chimes Tower and shoot from on high, and, if you dare, stand next to the fountains while they beguile visitors. To ensure that you get the most out of your day, the last hour will focus on a critique of images you’ve captured during the session. A materials list will accompany your confirmation email. Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer and a flash drive to download images for critique. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Some activities are not applicable to point and shoot cameras. A tripod is optional, but highly recommended.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

This workshop begins with a historical overview of the Main Fountain Garden and analysis of perspective by viewing rarely seen historical photographs of Pierre du Pont. Graphite exercises in one and two-point linear perspective will illustrate the principals of creating a threedimensional object in a two-dimensional space. Emphasis will be placed on object representation, space, and composition through demonstration. We’ll move outdoors where individual instruction with help you use these techniques to draw in front of the fountains. Inclement Weather Date May 4 Beginners welcome A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography View from the Porch: Capture the Landscape in a Miniature Portrait with Eileen Rosen

Focus on Flowers with Joshua Taylor, Jr.

Date Saturday, May 31 10 am–1 pm

Date Friday, June 13 7 am–1 pm

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Fee $145 Member $162 Non-member Continental breakfast included

Where Peirce-du Pont House Porch

Where Catalpa Room

From the charming Peirce-duPont House porch, the surrounding vistas will be your inspiration for this unique class. With demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, learn how to eliminate overwhelming extraneous details by re-interpreting and simplifying the larger landscape. By using vibrant wax based pencils to layer and blend, you’ll create a luminous and charming miniature painting. No experience needed A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

Create stunning images of our flowers in a workshop designed for photographers of all levels. The workshop will emphasize creative approaches to flower photography to lift your images beyond the ordinary. Learn how to see eye-catching compositions, choose a background that enhances your subject, and apply creative close-up photography techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to use props, such as textured plexiglas, fabrics, and decorative objects to enhance the beauty of flowers. Some Photoshop and Photoshop Elements enhancement techniques will be introduced. The workshop concludes with the sharing and critiquing of participant’s work. Participants must bring their own digital camera, lenses, charged batteries and tripod. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Some activities are not applicable to point and shoot cameras. A tripod is optional, but highly recommended.

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Plein Air Painting with the Delaware Valley Art League

Artistry in Aquatics with Frank DePietro and Judy Stevenson

Date Friday, September 19 9:30 am–4 pm

Longwood partners with Delaware Valley Art League to host a plein air painting workshop and exhibition in the newly renovated Meadow Garden July 28– August 2. This weeklong event concludes with a juried show in the Conservatory.

Fee $89 Member $99 Non-member Discount café coupon included

For more information, contact the Delaware Art League at: www.delawarevalleyartleague.com.

Where Terra Cotta Room This one-day workshop begins with a look at waterlilies from our extensive photo archives. We will delve into studio oil or acrylic painting demonstrations and exercises. The in-studio practice will focus on applying traditional painting techniques essential to capturing the movement of light, shape, and shadows of the waterlilies in their environment. In the afternoon, we will move outdoors into the waterlily pools to paint from direct observation. Inclement Weather Date September 26 Beginners welcome A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

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To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography A Challenge in Black and White

A Naturalist Notebook

with Dick Greenwood

with Rosemary Connelly

Date Friday, September 26 9 am–1 pm

Date Friday, September 26 9:30 am–4 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $107 Member $119 Non-member Discount café coupon, journal, and all supplies included

Where Catalpa Room While its popularity has waned in the digital age, photographing in black and white is still considered a key skill for the avid photographer. The class will begin with a discussion of techniques that make quality black and white photographs with focus on subject matter that works best when color isn’t an option. Next, head outside into the Gardens and shoot for several hours before convening again to discuss images and experiences. Prior to the start of class, you will receive a handout that discusses the equipment you should bring and the shooting considerations you should take into account. Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer and a flash drive to download images for critique. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Some activities are not applicable to point and shoot cameras. A tripod is optional, but highly recommended.

Where Terra Cotta Room Observe the wonders of the new Meadow Garden and capture not only what you see but how you feel as you draw, paint, and write in a blank journal. Learn how to use drawing, watercolor paints, and your own words in a way that is accessible, stress-free and inspiring. Rosemary provides a relaxed, encouraging, and quiet environment, which allows you to focus on what you want to convey. Using techniques from the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, you will learn how to slow down, focus on your subject matter, shut down the judgmental side of your brain, and let your creative side shine through. Group demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and sharing will be part of this experience. Discover the joys of creating a watercolor journal as a memento of your travels— around the world or around the garden!

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Meadow Garden Photography Canon USA’s Live Learning Program with George Lepp

Interpretations in Colored Pencils with Eileen Rosen

Date Sunday, September 28 9 am–4 pm

Dates Sundays, October 12–November 16 1–4 pm 6 sessions

Fee $160 Member $176 Non-member Discount café coupon included

Fee $107 Member $119 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

George Lepp is one of North America’s bestknown contemporary outdoor and nature photographers and a Canon Explorer of Light. His passions for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology, and environmental responsibility are revealed in his beautiful and compelling photographic images. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn professional insights and techniques from Mr. Lepp as you explore the creative possibilities of our new Meadow Garden. The workshop includes fieldwork and demonstrations in the Gardens, classroom instruction, and continuing interaction with each student in the field.

Colored pencils are a versatile medium to interpret flowers and plants with rich, glowing, and realistic results. Learn how to build up layers of color, burnish, and use the least obvious colors to get the elusive subtleties of nature. Initially work from simple forms of fruits and vegetables, and progress to more complex plants and flowers, learning to emphasize accurate drawing and form. No previous art experience is needed. A materials list will be included with your confirmation email.

As part of the workshop, students will have the opportunity to borrow and experiment with a wide range of Canon EOS bodies, flashes, and lenses to further enhance the experience. A firm understanding of your camera’s manual and automatic operations (including f/stops, shutter speeds, and other manual settings) is needed. The course will benefit users of all brands of digital SLRs and is aimed at intermediate and advanced photographers. Please bring your favorite camera, lenses (both wide angle and tele-photo), plenty of charged battery packs and memory cards, and a sturdy tripod (a must).

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography

Nooks and Crannies: Photographing the Tunnels of the Main Conservatory with Dick Greenwood

Mixed Media with Eileen Rosen

Date Friday, October 24 8 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, November 1 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

Photographers are, by nature, curious folks. Interested in the workings of things, eager to see what others don’t see, photographers crave access to places not generally available to others. In this course you will have three hours to visit the tunnels that run under the Main Conservatory, providing power, water, and climate control for the gardens above. In order to ensure that you fully understand what you are seeing, two of our staff whose daily routine is focused on keeping things running smoothly, will give you a history of the tunnels and explain the day-to-day function of the complex system. The rest of the time will be spent photographing the fascinating world that lies below the Conservatory, ending with a critique of images collected from the group.

What happens when you combine two different media? This easy and enjoyable technique results in a vibrant lifelike painting. The first step is to paint a flat, one-color simple shape which becomes the underpainting. Then apply, by layering and blending, wax-based colored pencils. The combination creates a glowing painting with lifelike depth and dimensionality. Demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, as well as live specimens, enhance the workshop. No previous experience in either watercolor or colored pencils is needed. A materials list will accompany your confirmation email

Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer and a flash drive to download images for critique. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Some activities are not applicable to point and shoot cameras. A tripod is optional, but highly recommended.

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Autumn Photography at Abbondi

Lights! Camera! Christmas! with Jon Cox

with Jon Cox Date Sunday, November 2 7 am–12 pm

Date Tuesday, November 25 4–8 pm

Fee $120 Member $135 Non-member Continental breakfast included

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member Light refreshments included

Where APGA House (located at the entrance to Abbondi property)

Where Catalpa Room, Outdoors

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to photograph and hike through the naturalized Abbondi property that is normally inaccessible to the public. Conservatory Road separates Abbondi from the public areas of the Gardens. You’ll find beautiful mature trees, ponds with wildlife, and meadows. We will begin the day at the APGA house (located at the entrance to Abbondi property) with an introduction to the unique landscape and autumn photography. Bring a backpack-style camera bag, tripod, and lenses ranging from wide angle to 200mm, a circular polarizing filter, sunscreen, and a cell phone. Dress in layers for an indoor/outdoor learning experience and wear waterproof/water-resistant boots for walking on unpaved trails.

Here’s a special chance to have our outdoor Christmas light display lit just for you! A short, illustrated lecture focusing on nighttime challenges of photography starts your evening. Most of the class time is reserved for shooting in the Gardens to capture the Christmas outdoor light display. We’ll use online support for discussions and critiques after your evening in the Gardens.. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Please bring your own digital camera, lenses, charged batteries, and tripod (recommended). All students must be familiar with their own photographic equipment. This class will not emphasize individual camera technicalities, nor will the instructor necessarily understand the operations of all camera brands. Except for a brief introduction, the class will be held entirely outside in the Gardens. Please dress for the weather.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Design Become a part of one of the Northeast’s most respected and forward thinking floral design programs with diverse courses and lectures focusing on the art and science of floriculture. Choose what best suits you, whether it’s an individual course or the pursuit of a Certificate of Merit in Floral Design. Blending hands-on skills and personal instruction with premier quality fresh flowers and foliage makes this experience unique. Fees include premium flowers and foliage, arranging materials, and containers, unless otherwise noted. Class size is limited to maximize the development of your design esthetic through individual attention from highly trained and imaginative instructors.

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key CC

  Core Courses

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  Elective Courses

 ertificate of Merit Recognition C Each year, we celebrate the accomplishment of completing the courses necessary to award Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Plants, Ornamental Horticulture, Floral Design, or Landscape Design during a special event scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

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Certificate of Merit in Floral Design Certificate of Merit Recognition

Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of completing the courses necessary to Certificate Requirements award Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Plants, Ornamental Horticulture, Floral Design, or –– Landscape Design. Longwood will host––aBasic celebration on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Core Courses Floral Design I (Begin the Certificate To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: program with Basic Floral Design I. Other https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to core courses may be taken in any order, graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office in any time period.) or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed –– Basic Floral Design II information in the fall. –– Advanced Floral Design I Class Key –– Advanced Floral Design II Insert Certificate Requirements –– Introduction to Ikebana Additional Information –– Floral Design Lecture A world-class Floral Designer is coming to Longwood! –– Floral Design Certificate exam (students We are working on a program that includes a design lecture and opportunities to take are eligible to take the certificate exam smaller group workshops. As soon as theafter details are finalized, you will be the first to all requirements have been met.) know. We will email an announcement,––so if you have not received emails from us before and want to be included, please call–– us with your email address. Electives A selection of elective courses will be Floral Fun Minimum of seven credits offered every year. These offerings are Get ready to have fun and stretch your creativity. Whether you are a novice or a person subject to change from year to year. on the go, Floral Fun classes offer the opportunity to create seasonal arrangements to Each elective is one credit unless take home or to give as a gift. Floral Fun is not required for the Certificate of Merit and otherwise noted. does not meet the elective requirement. Floral Fun class descriptions start on page XX Exciting Opportunities A world-class Floral Designer is coming to Longwood! We are working on a program that includes a design demonstration and opportunities to take smaller group workshops. As soon as the details are finalized… YOU will be the first to know. We will email an announcement, so if you have not received emails from us before and want to be included, please call us with your email address.

Floral Fun Get ready to have fun and stretch your creativity. Whether you are a novice or a person on the go, Floral Fun classes offer the opportunity to create seasonal arrangements to take home or to give as a gift. Floral Fun is not required for the Certificate of Merit and does not meet the elective requirement. Floral Fun classes start on page 89.

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Basic Floral Design I

with Jane Godshalk

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Basic Floral Design II

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

Dates Tuesdays, February 18–March 25 1–4 pm 6 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, April 15–May 20 6–9 pm 6 sessions

Fee $315 Member $350 Non-member

Fee $315 Member $350 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

Dates Saturdays, September 13–27 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $315 Member $350 Non-member Discount café coupon included Where Acer Room Whether you are beginning your journey toward a Certificate of Merit in Floral Design or just want to learn techniques for arranging flowers from the garden or shop, this class will provide the foundation for building basic floral design skills. Learn the fundamentals of floral design, how to condition flowers, use floral foam, tape, wire, and sustainable design strategies. Create beautiful arrangements for your home in many styles including: a decorative round, garden style, a parallel design, garland style, and designs in glass.

Add to the skills developed in Basic Floral Design I by creating arrangements that focus on harmony, proportion, scale, and rhythm. Topics include the Biedermeierstyle arrangement, formal linear, topiary techniques, hand-tied bouquets, and corsage making. Further studies in the care and handling of fresh flower and plant materials advance your floral-design development. Stir your creative spirit and extend your skills with the use of cutting tools, a variety of containers, sustainable design strategies, and gorgeous floral materials. Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring to subsequent sessions.

Inclement Weather Date April 1

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Floral Design Floral Design Certificate Exam with Jane Godshalk

CC Summer Floral Immersion: Basic I & II with Jane Godshalk and

Nancy Gingrich Shenk Date Saturday, May 3 9 am–12 pm

Dates Thursday, May 29–Sunday, June 1 8 am–6 pm 4 day-long sessions

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $662 Member $728 Non-member Discount café coupon included each day

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

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Date Saturday, November 15 9 am–12 pm Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member Where Acer Room Students who complete all of the requirements listed on page 80 are eligible to take the floral design certificate exam. The exam includes a written test, identification of flowers, and floral design-related materials. In addition, candidates are required to create a floral design in a designated advanced style. Upon receipt of registration, your eligibility will be verified. Study materials are available to qualified students via our online class platform. The candidate must earn a minimum of 70% on the written and practical exam to earn the Certificate of Merit in Floral Design.

A combination of Basic Floral Design I and II in a concentrated format, this fun and intensive four-day course offers the same amount of information and handson experience as our separate Basic I and Basic II courses. You will complete two certificate courses and gain the foundation for building basic floral design skills. Learn the fundamentals of floral design and create traditional-style arrangements as well as how to condition flowers and handle floral foam, tape, wire, and sustainable design strategies. Be prepared for long fulfilling days building on “budding” skills, mastering Biedermeier-style arranging, formal linear, topiary techniques, hand-tied bouquets, and corsage making. Containers and all floral material will be provided, comfortable shoes and clothing suggested.

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials.

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Floral Design CC

Advanced Floral Design I

with Jane Godshalk

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Introduction to Ikebana

with Midori Tanimune and Janet Solomon

Dates Friday and Saturday, October 3 and October 4 1–4 pm (October 3) 9 am–4 pm (October 4) 2 sessions

Dates Wednesdays, September 10–October 29 6–9 pm 6 sessions Fee $346 Member $385 Non-member

Fee $212 Member $235 Non-member Discount café coupon included October 4

Where Acer Room Expand and refine your floral design skills by exploring historical and international floral design. This course includes linear, sheltered, Phoenix, New Convention, abstract, and cascade or waterfall designs. Techniques include basing, binding, banding, wiring, taping, and use of chicken wire as you work with a wide variety of flowers and foliage. Our hands-on instructor will demonstrate the elements and principles of design while you work with increasingly challenging concepts and a broad variety of material to create exceptional designs. No class September 24 October 8 Container for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring to subsequent sessions.

Where Acer Room Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging flowers. Explore the Ikebana values of discipline, knowledge of rules and forms, and idealized approach to nature using fresh flowers and greenery. You will create distinctive, elegant designs that exude a sense of harmony, balance, and well-being while learning the history and fundamental approaches of Ikebana and its different schools of study. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials All containers and kenzans will be provided. Please bring floral scissors.

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Advanced Floral Design II

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

Dates Saturdays, October 25–November 8 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $346 Member $385 Non-member Discount café coupon included Where Acer Room Create your own design signature with advanced techniques in this exciting capstone course. Using a variety of exceptional flowers and greens each week, you will learn innovative techniques such as a mille de fleur design (bouquet of a thousand flowers); designing without oasis; floral sculptures using fruits and vegetables; and an exploration of emotions through the use of four spheres of design. You will leave with sensational designs and pride in your floral accomplishments. Container for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring for subsequent sessions.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Fun Classes– From a Male Perspective Need a quick arrangement or hostess gift for the weekend? Try our Floral Fun classes. They’re quick, fun, and designed for everyone, regardless of experience. Each month, participants create a themed design, perfect for weekend entertaining, to give as a gift, or just to enjoy at home. In 2014, enjoy seeing floral design through a male perspective! Each month will feature a talented instructor, who will share his creativity and show you ways to make a design to enjoy. Treat yourself to all 12! These classes are just for fun and do not meet the floral design elective requirements. We schedule each class for two hours, but some of you will finish more quickly; it just depends how much fun you are having! Fee $45 Member $50 Non-member Where Acer Room

January with Tim Farrell Friday, January 31 10 am–12 pm Petal Attraction: Create a romantic Valentine’s Day floral design guaranteed to capture the heart of the recipient. February with Armas Koehler Friday, February 21 10 am–12 pm Create a unique decorative armature from unusual resources to hold a dynamic display of natural materials. March with George Franz Friday, March 21 10 am–12 pm Celebrate spring’s arrival by creating an arrangement that brings spring colors and fragrances to banish the winter blahs! April with Jim Sutton Thursday, April 10 6:30–8:30 pm It’s spring, let’s build something! We’ll use twigs, wire, flower tubes, and bold colored flowers instead of the typical spring pastels. May with John Moore Friday, May 16 10 am–12 pm Learn to create a unique container by wrapping large leaves around a form. Fill with a springtime assortment of colorful blooms. June with Alan Petravich Thursday, June 5 6:30–8:30 pm Large flowers like peonies and hydrangeas are beautiful on their own, and make a bold statement in an arrangement. Learn how to use large flowers in a design.

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Floral Design July with Jeff Miklos Thursday, July 17 6:30–8:30 pm “It’s a Guy Thing”! Floral design with a definite masculine point of view. August with Koa Kanamee Thursday, August 21 6:30–8:30 pm Bold tropicals take center stage in a late summer design. September with Karl Gercens Thursday, September 11 6:30–8:30 pm Explore exotic beauty, plant diversity, and colorful history in this class featuring South African flora. October with Chad Wlazelek Thursday, October 2 6:30–8:30 pm In celebration of the Meadow Garden at Longwood, use your imagination to create your own slant on a slice of nature. November with Ron Mulray Thursday, November 13 6:30–8:30 pm Construct a captivating Pave-style centerpice of fruits and fresh flowers, using the breathtaking beauty of autumn blooms. December with Roger Davis Thursday, December 11 6:30–8:30 pm Floral design for the structural engineer (no degree needed). Get your hands dirty constructing a framework to use in a floral design. All tools provided.

To To register: register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Up Against the Wall

with Theresa Clower and Midori Tanimune

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk, 3 credits Date Wednesday, February 19 1–4 pm

Dates Saturdays, January 25, February 1 Sundays, January 26, February 2 9 am–4 pm 4 sessions

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $450 Member $500 Non-member Discount café coupon included each day Where Acer Room Wedding planning requires a floral designer to utilize a wide range of skills and techniques. This course provides you with the basic skills you need to design, prepare, and arrange the flowers for a full-scale wedding and reception from basic corsages, boutonnieres, flower-girl headpieces and bouquets; to simple bridal bouquets, church aisle decorations, and reception cake decorations. There will be extensive demonstrations and hands-on projects. Discussions include how to find one’s niche in the wedding market, how to order flowers and supplies, how to describe floral concepts to clients, and how to price arrangements and services.

Where Acer Room Challenge yourself by designing an arrangement for display on a wall. This class will explore ideas from both Western and Asian culture and combine the two approaches in creating an unusual and very creative floral display to hang in your home. You will create a permanent structure from a variety of natural materials and then complement its design with fresh and/or dried materials. The basic structure can be used as a base for an endless variety of floral displays throughout the year. 

Inclement Weather Date February 8 Bring to class a very sharp knife, wire cutters, ribbon shears, and flower snips.

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Designing With Water

with Theresa Clower and Midori Tanimune

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Glamorous Bridal Bouquets

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

Date Saturday, March 1 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, March 8 9 am–4 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $189 Member $210 Non-member Discount café coupon included

Where Acer Room Water is a must when working with live plant material. In this class, water will take front and center stage as the most important element of your design. Explore the many ways of using water creatively to refine the beauty of your floral designs. And, to add another twist of fun, we will be seeing examples of the use of water from both the Western and Eastern cultures. Container will be provided.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Where Acer Room Prerequisite Comprehensive Wedding Design Sharpen your skills for wedding design in this fun and challenging workshop all about bridal bouquets. Nancy will demonstrate the current trends for refined, elegant designs. Incorporate color, texture, contrast, and movement. Create two magnificent bouquets using advanced techniques. Up your game in the wedding design profession and impress brides with your new skills.

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Art Deco Drama

with Jane Godshalk

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Stand up Straight!

with Cres Motzi

Date Wednesday, April 2 6–9 pm

Date Saturday, April 5 9 am–12 pm

Fee $109 Member $121 Non-member

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

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The Art Deco period began the so-called modern age. Geometric angles and high gloss surfaces took art and architecture to new heights. Learn the roots and history of this period and create a high-tech floral design for your home.

It’s all about mechanics, both visible and hidden. Discover new ways to support flowers with natural and manmade materials that will be beautiful and functional. This is a great entry-level class for new designers.

Container will be provided.

Bring clippers, floral scissors, and a container of any shape that is either glass or ceramic, tall or shallow, and has an opening no larger than 6 inches. 

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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From Factory to Fabulous

with John Moore

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Opulent Asymmetry

with Jane Godshalk

Date Saturday, May 17 9 am–12 pm

Date Friday, June 6 9 am–12 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

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Using “found” objects, galvanized steel containers, and a color palette of blues and whites, create two beautiful and unique designs. Take advantage of a great opportunity to link the world of industry’s past with the breadth and beauty of nature’s flora. Container will be provided.

The new look in design magazines is opulent asymmetry. Based on the extravagant Flemish period, which used a wide variety of flowers in an asymmetric manner, this new look gives a natural garden feel to the traditional formal floral design. Natural binding techniques will be used to make sure that your arrangement stays fresh and can be refreshed for longevity. Bring a favorite container with an opening of 5”– 6”.

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Principles of Color

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk, 2 credits

Dates Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions Fee $270 Member $300 Non-member Discount café coupon included each day Where Acer Room Never look at color the same way again! Color is a central part of any floral design. The difference between an average creation and one that “sings” is often found in color. Explore the role of color using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds in this 2-day workshop. Properties, psychological effects, and harmonies of color will be discussed with students creating beautiful designs in prescribed hues and harmonies.

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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From Seed to Centerpiece

with Jennie Love

Date Wednesday, August 27 1–4 pm Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member Where Acer Room Learn how to create a “wildflower” inspired centerpiece with all locally grown, seasonal flowers perfect for a late summer fete. Jennie owns Love ‘n Fresh Flowers, a petite, sustainably managed urban flower farm in Philadelphia. During the class, Jenny will also discuss pointers for growing your own flowers or even starting a flower cutting garden. Container will be provided.

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Focus on Foliage

with Cres Motzi

EC The WOW! Factor: Impact with Line

with Jane Godshalk Date Saturday, September 6 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, October 18 9 am–12 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $109 Member $121 Non-member

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Foliage is more than a filler. It is beautiful in its own right. In this class, foliage will get top billing. We will learn manipulation techniques that will showcase the uniqueness and beauty of a variety of foliages. Bring clippers and floral scissors. Container will be provided.

What takes a floral design from every day to extraordinary are the elements of line and color. Learn techniques to create linear extension and cantilever to give your designs greater power and impact. Take the design element “line” to greater lengths. Container will be provided.

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Handmade Paper Chase

with Jane Godshalk

with Jane Godshalk Date Saturday, October 18 1–4 pm

Date Tuesday, October 21 9 am–12 pm

Fee $109 Member $121 Non-member

Fee $109 Member $121 Non-member

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Color is the first thing that is noticed in a design. It creates the mood and sets the stage for drama and impact. Work with color to set the stage for eye-capturing designs. Container will be provided.

Paper stores today offer many varieties of beautiful handmade paper. These may be used to enhance floral designs adding interest to both modern and traditional arrangements. Learn to fold, wrap, and wire paper to create exciting additions to floral designs. The combination of paper forms and flowers is a change from everyday arranging and inspires new ideas using color, texture, and form. Container will be provided.

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Paper Structure for Ikebana

with Midori Tanimune

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Your Table is Gorgeous!

with Theresa Clower

Date Wednesday, October 29 1–4 pm

Date Monday, November 24 6–9 pm

Fee $68 Member $75 Non-member

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

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Ikebana expert Midori Tanimune will guide you through the process of constructing a beautiful, re-usable structure made from handmade paper. You will then use fresh flowers and greens to complement it with a contemporary Ikebana design.

Decorating a table can be lots of fun! From contemporary floral design to some unusual uses of flowers and vegetables, this class will be full of ideas for wowing your guests with your creativity and style. Get yourself ready for a bountiful Thanksgiving table.

A cup kenzan will be provided. Bring a tall vase or a shallow container.

Bring a container of your choosing—long and low, multiple small ones, or a dramatic tall shape. We’ll explore various design options given a potpourri of vases. 

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Holiday Tabletop Wreath

with Cres Motzi

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Holiday Wreath Making

with Cres Motzi

Date Saturday, December 6 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, December 6 1–4 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

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Where Acer Room

Wreaths are not just decorations for doors or walls. Make a wreath for your holiday table that is beautiful and long-lasting. Dress it up with natural elements for a casual look or with candles and glitz for a glamorous occasion.

Wreaths are a wonderful décor for the holiday. This class will inspire you with ideas and trends from Europe. A variety of seasonal greens and cones will be provided for students to create a wreath to celebrate the season and enjoy its aroma.

Bring wire cutter, clippers, and floral scissors.

Bring clippers, wire snips, and garden gloves. Please bring four yards of ribbon for a festive bow and any holiday embellishments, if desired.

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A Sparkling Holiday

with Jane Godshalk

Date Saturday, December 13 9 am–12 pm Fee $107 Member $119 Non-member Where Acer Room OR

Date Saturday, December 13 1:30–4:30 pm Where Acer Room Use reflection to bring light and life to holiday designs. Make a table design with greens, flowers, and elegant jeweled accessories to create an incandescent glow. Container will be provided.

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Fully Online Courses Introduction to School Gardening–Online! with Lindsay Kerr and Lori Trexler Date January 6–February 17, 2014 Fee $90 Member $100 Non-member Where Fully online This online course is designed to introduce teachers to the benefits of a school garden program; help them identify ways to build support for developing a garden; create a vision, theme, and design; and distinguish the best curriculum for incorporation into their classroom. Participants will gain practical knowledge for laying the groundwork of a successful program and receive valuable feedback from their instructor and other teachers while learning new avenues for student instruction.

Get Ready; Get Set!—Vegetable Gardening for Beginners— Online! with Elizabeth Alakszay Dates Monday, February 10–March 31 6-week online course Fee $90 Member $100 Non-member Where Fully online Get ready, get set for the upcoming growing season! Learn the process of preparing and creating a vegetable garden in the comfort of your own home. This 6-week interactive online course has handson projects and rich, open discussions in a fully online environment. Work at your own pace with weekly modules on site selection, soil basics, plant nutrients, watering strategies, selecting crops, pest management and weed control, and ornamental companions. By understanding a few basic principles, your garden will become a better growing environment with healthier, more productive plants. Don’t wait—get a jumpstart this year and be ready to grow healthy vegetables in your own garden.

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Digital Garden Photography Basic I—Online!

Digital Garden Photography Basic 2—Online!

with Dick Greenwood

with Jon Cox

Dates Monday, April 14–May 19 5-week online course

Dates Mondays, June 16–July 21 5-week online course

Fee $175 Member $195 Non-member

Fee $175 Member $195 Non-member

Where Fully online

Where Fully online

Make your garden images stand out by learning basic digital photographic techniques in clear, easily applied terms. This 5-week interactive online course engages students with hands-on projects and rich, open discussions in a fully online environment. Complete weekly assignments in garden photography by shooting anywhere in the world. Assignments guide you from basic composition to editing techniques. Benefit from sharing and critiquing each other’s work on a weekly basis in discussion boards and from a final portfolio review from the instructor. Beginning basic equipment selections and camera care, manual settings on a digital camera (ISO, shutter speed, and f/stop) will start the class. Class materials and assignments will be devoted to seeing and composing through the lens (zooming, focus), exposure and metering, direction, and quality of light. The final assignments will challenge you to use color to capture a mood. This class also covers basic editing techniques (level, color correction, black and white, and file sizes).

To register: ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Experienced photographers, take your garden photography to the next level in a fully online environment by discovering and applying sophisticated approaches to composition, exposure, lighting, and post processing. Work at your own pace and shoot gardens anywhere in the world in this 5-week interactive online course. Learn and practice new techniques in weekly assignments and share and discuss the images you shoot through direct interaction with your skilled instructor and classmates. Toward the end of the course, we will focus on macro photography and some of the popular software that is being used by amateurs and professionals alike to process and enhance their work. Students enrolling in this class should be experienced photographers who are thoroughly familiar with the principles of exposure and composition, own and are familiar with a DSLR, and have either completed the Digital Garden Photography Basic I course, or are conversant with its content.

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General Information & Registration Sign Up Early! Some classes fill quickly. Top notch quality instruction is our goal, so additional students are not added to courses that have sold out. Instructor Bios Available on our website. Miscellaneous Information Please dress according to the weather for all outdoor sessions. No inclement weather dates are planned unless noted. Classroom doors open one-half-hour before starting time for paid class registrants only (no children or guests). Please be aware that certain classes may be recorded and/or videotaped. After You Register You will receive an acknowledgment email confirming your registration. This email is your admission into the course. Please bring it with you to each session. It also serves as your admission to the Gardens for the duration of any Certificate of Merit course. Garden admission for all other courses is for that day only. Weather Cancellations For the latest information on class cancellations caused by inclement weather, visit ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org or call the Continuing Education Office, 610.388.5454. We will send a notification email when possible. Special Needs We will make every effort to assist individuals with special needs. Please contact us at least one week before the start of a class if you have special needs. We will make every effort to accommodate students with documented learning disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations for equal opportunity for success. Continuing Education Credits Professional CEUs for ASHS, APLD, ASLA, ISA, State Landscape Architects, Nova-AOLCP, and State Pesticide Applicators may be available for some courses. Please check the organization’s website for approved courses. Longwood Gift Cards Gift cards may be used for Continuing Education classes and may be purchased by calling 610.388.1000. Refunds If you cancel your registration, your registration fee (less 15% processing charge) will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received at least two weeks before the event. Or, a full class credit can be issued for a future class. Email help-ce@longwoodgardens.org Questions, Comments and Concerns Please send your feedback about the Continuing Education Program to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. We welcome your input.

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Class Index Index Color Key Ornamental Horticulture Landscape Design Professional Courses Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Visual Arts Floral Design Online Courses

Start Date   January 6   January 6   January 8   January 18   January 25   January 25   January 31

Course Name Botanical Illustration Studio Introduction to School Gardening—Online! Exotic and Tropical Plants Sharpen your Shovel... Comprehensive Wedding Design Field and Feather Series: Get Nesting Floral Fun

NM $99 $90 $188 $132 $500 $33 $50

M $90 $100 $170 $120 $450 $30 $45

  February 2   February 2   February 4   February 7   February 7   February 8   February 8   February 8   February 9   February 10   February 13   February 15   February 15   February 18   February 18   February 19   February 21   February 22   February 22   February 27   February 28

Beekeeping Basics (am) Beekeeping Basics (pm) Plant Science: Soils Landscape Design I (morning) Landscape Design I (afternoon) Ideas for Impact (am only) Ideas for Impact (pm only) Ideas for Impact (all day) Fearless Watercolor Vegetable Gardening for Beginners—Online! Landscapes for Life Make Room for Mushrooms Plants for Pollinators Meadow Inspired Design Basic Floral Design I Up Against the Wall Floral Fun Mason Bees Hungry for Vegetable Gardening? Gertrude Jekyll Lecture Photographing Orchids

$55 $49 141HTBBM $55 $49 141HTBBA $188 $170 141HSSE$01 $249 $224 141GDLDM$01 $249 $224 141GDLDA$01 $60 $54 141PSIIM $60 $54 141PSIIA $100 $90 141PSIID $119 $107 141ADFWA $85 $78 141PSVGO$01 $132 $120 141PSLLE $40 $36 141HTMMM $55 $49 141HTPPM $143 $129 141GDMDE $350 $315 141FDB1A $109 $99 141FDUWA $50 $45 141FDX2M $55 $49 141PSMBM $132 $120 141PSVGM Free w/ Admission 141PSGJE $150 $135 141ADPOM

  March 1   March 3   March 3   March 3

Designing with Water Introduction to Botanical Illustration (am) Introduction to Botanical Illustration (pm) Botanical Illustration Studio

$109 $165 $165 $165

$99 $150 $150 $150

Code 141ADPIA Y14SG101$ 141OHTPE$01 141PSSSE 141FDCWW 141PSGNM 141FDX1M

141FDDWM 141ADPIM 141ADPIE 141ADP2A 105

Class Index

Start Date   March 5   March 6   March 6   March 8   March 8   March 8   March 8   March 19   March 19   March 21   March 22   March 22   March 24   March 29   March 29

Course Name People, Plants, and Landscape Design Small Flowering Trees Photography After Hours Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees (am) Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees (pm) Gardening in the Eggstreme Glamorous Bridal Bouquets Lasting Im‘pressions Deer Resistant Bulbs Floral Fun Orchids for Beginners Sketching for Designers A Community Read That’s a Cool Birdhouse Kokedama: Hanging String Gardens

NM $143 $188 $250 $55 $55 $55 $210 $55 $90 $50 $85 $165 $21 $90 $40

M $129 $170 $225 $49 $49 $49 $189 $49 $81 $45 $78 $149 $19 $81 $36

Code 141GDPPE$01 141OHSFE$01 141ADPAE$01 141HTPPM 141HTPPA 141PSGEM 141FDGBD 141PSIFE 141OHDBE$01 141FDX3M 141PSOBM 141GDSDA$01 141PSCRM 141PSCBM 141PSKSM

  April 1   April 2   April 3   April 5   April 8   April 8   April 10   April 11   April 12   April 12   April 12   April 12   April 13   April 14   April 15   April 17   April 17   April 25

Native Spring Wildflowers Art Deco Drama Planting Design Stand up Straight Elements of Design Tour: Wissahickon Park and Watershed A Community Read Floral Fun Champion Trees of Longwood Tour Performance Pruning: Shrubs (am) Performance Pruning: Shrubs (pm) By the Dawn’s Early Light Beginning Bonsai Beginning Bonsai Digital Garden Photography Basic I—Online! Basic Floral Design II Field and Feather Series: Interpretive Dance iGarden Trough Making

$188 $121 $249 $109

$170 $109 $224 $99

141OHNWE$01 141FDADE 141GDPDE$01 141FDSSM

$109 $21 $50 $40 $55 $55 $99 $155 $155 $250 $350 $55 $40 $95

$99 $19 $45 $36 $49 $49 $89 $140 $140 $225 $315 $49 $36 $86

141GTEDD 141PSCRA 141FDX4E 141GTCTD 141HTPSM 141HTPSA 141ADDLM 141PSBBD 141PSB2D 141AWBDO 141FDB2E 141PSIDE 141PSIGE 141PSTMM

  May 2   May 3   May 3   May 3   May 10   May 10   May 13   May 14   May 14   May 14   May 16   May 17   May 29   May 29

Photographing Fountains, Pump House and Chimes Tower Water Gardening in a Container Floral Design Certificate Exam Fountains in Perspective For Me and Mom Vertical Gardening Moonlight Magic Tips for Turf Diagnosis Clematis Weed Identification Floral Fun From Factory to Fabulous Plant Disease Identification Summer Floral Immersion: Basic I and II

$109 $95 $109 $40 $70 $70 $33 $95 $90 $95 $50 $109 $95 $728

$99 $86 $99 $36 $63 $63 $30 $86 $81 $86 $45 $99 $86 $662

141ADFPM 141PSWGM 141FDCEM 141ADFPM 141PSNPM 141PSVEE 141GTMME 141HTTPA 141OHCLA$01 141HTWIM 141FDX5M 141FDFFM 141HTPDM 141FDSIW

Class Index Start Date   May 31   May 31   May 31

Course Name Raising Roses A Peach of an Urn View from the Porch

NM $55 $99 $40

M $49 $90 $36

Code 141PSRRM 141PSPUM 141ADVPM

  June 5   June 6   June 6   June 9   June 12   June 12   June 13   June 14   June 14   June 16

Floral Fun Specialty Nursery Tour Opulent Asymmetry Introduction to School Gardening Plant Disease Identification Pest Identification Focus on Flowers “Hot” Composting Garden Modeling with SketchUp Digital Garden Photography Basic 2—Online!

$50 $132 $109 $90 $95 $95 $162 $55 $143 $250

$45 $120 $99 $100 $86 $86 $145 $49 $129 $225

141FDX6E 141GTSND 141FDOAM Y14SG1H1$ 141HTPDA 141HTPIM 141ADFFM 141HTHCM 141GDSKM 141AWIDO

  July 7   July 9   July 17

Introduction to School Gardening Growing Your School Garden Floral Fun

$90 $90 $50

$100 $100 $45

Y14SG1H1$ Y14SG2H1$ 142FDX7E

  August 21   August 23   August 27   August 27

Floral Fun Principles of Color Sun Perennials From Seed to Centerpiece

$50 $300 $188 $109

$45 $270 $170 $99

142FDX8E 142FDPCD 142OHSPE$01 142FDSCA

  September 2   September 6   September 7   September 10   September 10   September 11   September 11   September 11   September 11   September 12   September 15   September 15   September 15   September 17   September 17   September 19   September 20   September 21   September 22   September 25   September 25   September 26   September 26   September 27   September 27   September 28   September 30

Groundcovers Focus on Foliage Moonlight Magic Asian-Inspired Garden Design Advanced Floral Design I Deciduous Trees An Evening in the Water Garden Floral Fun Landscape Design II U.S. Botanic Garden Tour Introduction to Botanical Illustration (am) Introduction to Botanical Illustration (pm) Botanical Illustration Studio (pm) Weed Identification Tips for Turf Diagnosis Artistry in Aquatics Field and Feather Series: Finessing the Field Orchids for Beginners Plant Science: Understanding Plants Plant Disease Identification Pest Identification A Challenge in Black and White A Naturalist’s Notebook` Ecosystem Driver: Water Ecosystem Driver: Woodland Meadow Garden Photography Ornamental Grasses

$90 $109 $33 $143 $385 $188 $99 $50 $249 $132 $165 $165 $165 $95 $95 $99 $40 $85 $188 $95 $95 $109 $119 $55 $55 $176 $188

$81 $99 $30 $129 $346 $170 $90 $45 $224 $120 $150 $150 $150 $86 $86 $89 $36 $78 $170 $86 $86 $99 $107 $49 $49 $160 $170

142OHGCE$01 142FDFFM 142GTMME 142GDAIE 142FDA1A 142OHDTE$01 142PSEGE 142DFX9M 142GDL2E$01 142GTUSD 142ADPIM 142ADPIE 142ADPIA 142HTWIM 142HTTPA 142ADWLD 142PSFFM 132PSOBM 142HSUPE$01 142HTPDA 142HTPIM 142ADBWM 142ADNND 142HTWAM 142HTWOA 142ADMGD 142OHOGE$01

Class Class Index Index

Start Date   October 2   October 3   October 4   October 7   October 9   October 10   October 11   October 12   October 17   October 18   October 18   October 18   October 21   October 24   October 25   October 25   October 29

Course Name Floral Fun Introduction to Ikebana Plants that Heal Orchid Repotting Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory Assess Your Trees Beginning Bonsai Interpretations in Colored Pencils Meadow Wreath Native Meadows from the Ground Up The WOW! Factor Impact with Line The WOW! Factor Impact with Color Handmade Paper Chase Photographing the Tunnels of the Main Conservatory Successful and Ethical Seed Collection Advanced Floral Design II Paper Structure for Ikebana

NM $50 $235 $40 $55 $197 $55 $155 $119 $70 $70 $121 $121 $121

M $45 $212 $36 $49 $179 $49 $140 $107 $63 $63 $109 $109 $109

Code 142FDX0E 142FDIID 142PSPHM 142PSORE 142GDSLA$01 142HTTAM 142PSBBD 142ADCPA 142PSMWM 142HTNMD 142FDILM 142FDICA 142FDHPM

$109 $70 $385 $75

$99 $63 $346 $68

142ADTMM 142HTSSM 142FDA2D 142FDIPA

  November 1   November 2   November 13   November 15   November 22   November 24   November 25

Mixed Media Autumn Photography at Abbondi Floral Fun Floral Design Certificate Exam Handmade Soaps from Horticulture Your Table is Gorgeous! Lights! Camera! Christmas!

$40 $135 $50 $109 $33 $109 $109

$36 $120 $45 $99 $30 $99 $99

142ADMMM 142ADPAM 142FDX1E 142FDCEM 142PSHSM 142FDTGE 142ADLCA

  December 2   December 3   December 6   December 6   December 11   December 13   December 13

Backyard Banquet: Natural Ornaments Quilled Snowflake Ornaments Holiday Tabletop Wreath Holiday Wreath Making Floral Fun A Sparkling Holiday (am) A Sparkling Holiday (pm)

$21 $21 $109 $109 $50 $119 $119

$19 $19 $99 $99 $45 $107 $107

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By Phone: 610.388.5454 Registrations are processed in the order they are received. In the event we receive your registration after a class has filled, you will automatically be placed on a waiting list. You will be notified by phone if/when a space becomes available. We will process your payment at that time. Important Registration Reminders Please use one registration form per person. Additional registration forms may be photocopied.  ll registrations will be confirmed. If you have NOT received your confirmation A letter via email two weeks prior to your class start date, please call 610.388.5454. Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture ONLY–Registration is requested at least one week (seven days) prior to the start of class. Any registrations received after that date cannot be guaranteed a course book at the start of the class. Email Address Name Address City State

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Register Now! Many courses sell out quickly. Register for your classes online at ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org, or use the registration form included. Registration begins November 11, 2013.

Broaden your world by learning in ours. 110 110 Continuing Continuing Education Education at Longwood at Longwood Gardens Gardens / 2014 / 2014

Experience Our Seasons in 2014

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Orchid Extravaganza January 25–March 30 Leave winter at the front door and enter our warm conservatory where thousands of orchids drape from walls, flow from baskets, and form towering arches in this colorful display.

Spring Blooms April 5–May 23 Watch as spring color emerges to paint the landscape in vibrant hues. Tulips, daffodils, wisteria, and flowering trees herald spring’s arrival indoors and out.

Festival of Fountains May 24–September 1 Stand before towering fountains, wander shady groves, and enjoy evenings filled with music. Delve into the historic past and provocative nature of one of our most popular display plants in a new exhibit on the Victoria waterlily. Fireworks & Fountains light up the night sky on May 25, July 4 & 20, August 17 & 31, September 14.

Autumn’s Colors September 7–November 23 Reconnect with nature amid the glowing reds, golds, and oranges of fall. As autumn’s chill sets in, escape to our conservatory where horticultural feats abound during the Chrysanthemum Festival.

A Longwood Christmas November 27, 2014–January 11, 2015 Wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, and magnificently adorned trees. Listen as carolers share the sounds of the season and illuminated fountains dance to music.

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