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Field Guide to Continuing Education 2018 Course Catalog

Broaden your world by learning in ours.


Enhance Your Knowledge Excellence in education is at the heart of Longwood’s mission. Our staff and instructors are excited to provide you with a world-class experience through a myriad of compelling courses. Whether your interest is in gardening, floral design, visual arts, or landscape design, we have something for you! Our courses provide useful and practical information that will enhance your knowledge, whatever your level of experience. We invite you to broaden your world by learning in ours.

About this Catalog In this catalog we encourage everyone to explore the science of plants—the reason that gardens and natural lands invite, delight, nourish, and comfort us all. This year, we are focusing on the accomplishments of women in art and horticulture. The cover and section divider pages of the guide feature original cyanotypes created exclusively for Longwood by local artist Sarah Bourne Rafferty. Sarah lives in West Chester, PA and teaches Photography in the Upper School at The Agnes Irwin School. Learn more about the art and science of the cyanotype photographic printing process on page 78.


Contents Courses Ornamental Horticulture.................................. 7 Landscape Design............................................ 19 Professional Courses...................................... 29 Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours.............................................................. 35 Visual Arts............................................................ 71 Floral Design..................................................... 89 Fully Online Courses..................................... 112 Classroom Map, General Information, & Registration...... 116

Course Schedule Key All classes in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2018 (January 1–June 30)

All classes in light gray shaded boxes take place in the second half of 2018 (July 1–Dec 31)

Membership Benefit Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive a 10% discount on classes. Discounts will be applied automatically at the time of registration and membership must be valid on date of class.

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At a Glance… Interested in a specific topic? New to Continuing Education? To help you quickly find classes that may be of interest, peruse our topical listing where we highlight some of our most popular, unique, and new courses. Whether you are a beginning gardener, venturing into the visual arts, or just curious and want to learn something new, the perfect opportunity awaits.

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Culinary Arts and Vegetable Gardening Vegetables..........................................13 Growing an Aromatic Life..................51 Hungry for Vegetable Gardening?......40 Dig In! Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Online....................40,112 The Gardener and the Chef: Grapes................................58 The Gardener and the Chef: Herbs and Spices................65 The Gardener and the Chef: Garlic...................................67

Drawing & Painting Introduction to Graphic Communications................................21 Sketching for Designers.....................24 Botanical Illustration Studio...............72 Introduction to Botanical Illustration..72 An Evening of Botanical Illustration...74 Interpretations in Colored Pencils......75 A Floral Portrait..................................76 Fearless Watercolor............................81 Pastels in Plein Air..............................82 Mums in Oil Pastels ...........................85

Environmental Stewardship Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory.............................27 Ideas for Impact: It’s In Danger and How YOU Can Help........39 Identifying Invasives...........................55 Bluebirds 101.....................................62 From Garden to Table Design...........107

Insects Pest Identification...............................32 Tips for Turf: Insect and Disease Management......................................33 What’s all the Buzz??.........................42 Inside the Hive....................................58

Lectures Longwood Lecture Series..................36 Community Conversation with Hope Jahren...............................47

Make and Take Fabric to Dye For................................43 Basking in Blue...................................44 Trough Making...................................49 Up Cloche and Personal.....................51 Kusamono..........................................53 Breathtaking Baskets..........................54 Botanically Inspired Jewelry...............55 Water Gardening in a Container.........56 Grow & Know: Peonies.......................56 Mixed Medley Annuals & Perennials.........................60 Potted Pleasure.............................62,63 Kusudama: Origami Ornaments.........68 Sculpted Wire Tree.............................68 Initial Impression................................76

Photography Nooks and Crannies: Peirce–du Pont House........................74 Shades of Blue: Flower Photography...........................75 By the Dawn’s Early Light..................77 A Beginners Approach to Spring Photography.......................................77 Photo Op! Main Fountain Garden......78 Digital Garden Photography Basic I–Online..............................80,114 Photographing Plants from the Amazon...............................80 Water, Water Everywhere..................81 Macro in the Meadow........................82 Photographing Fall Colors Inside and Out....................................83 Lights! Camera! Christmas!................85

Tours Elements of Design Tour: Philadelphia’s Women of Horticulture...............................26,59 Reading the Forested Landscape ......49 Champion Trees of Longwood Tour..............................54 Specialty Nursery Tour.......................60

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture Expand your knowledge of horticulture through Longwood’s Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture. Choose what best suits you, whether it’s an individual 3-week or 6-week class in plant identification, plant science, or the pursuit of a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture. Students in the Certificate program can work through a progression of levels, increasing their knowledge and skills. Create your own focus and develop expertise in areas that interest you through a series of requirements. 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 CC

  Core Courses

EC

  Elective Courses

Certificate of Merit Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of our graduates! If you have completed the requirements for one of our Certificates of Merit, join us for a celebration on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: longwoodgardens.org/continuingeducation or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please email your completed tracking sheet to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

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Certificate Requirements Ornamental Horticulture

Course Requirements for Ornamental Horticulture: Level I PS

CC   Core Courses (all 6 weeks)

EC   Elective Courses

HT Hort-Tech Courses

Understanding Plants

Deciduous Trees

12 weeks of elective courses are required: made up of 3-week and/or 6-week courses of your choice

4 horticulture technique courses of your choice

1 additional Plant Science course

Conifers

  Plant Science

Perennials Ornamental & Native Shrubs Native Plants

Course Requirements for Ornamental Horticulture: Level II PS

  Plant Science

CC

EC

  Core Courses (all 6 weeks)

  Elective Courses

HT Hort-Tech Courses

Any Plant Science course NOT used in Level I

Small Flowering Trees

18 weeks of elective courses are required: made up of 3-week and/or 6-week courses of your choice NOT used in Level I

4 horticulture technique courses of your choice NOT used in Level I

Any Plant Science course NOT used in Level I

All-Purpose Annuals Broad-Leaved Evergreens Underutilized Plants

Course Requirements for Ornamental Horticulture: Level III PS

  Plant Science

21st Century Trends: An Enrichment Review

EC

  Elective Courses

42 weeks of elective courses are required: made up of 6-week and/or 3-week courses of your choice NOT used in Level I or II

HT Hort-Tech Courses 4 horticulture technique courses of your choice NOT used in Level I or II

Any Plant Science course NOT used in Level I or II

Learning in the Gardens: Plant Walks An integral part of the Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture program 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. Hone identification skills, study live specimens,

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


Ornamental Horticulture CC

Conifers

with Ginny Levy

PS

Plant Science: Plant Propagation with Matt Taylor

Dates Thursdays, January 11–February 15 3–5 pm 6 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, February 6–March 13 5–7 pm 6 sessions

Fee $179

Fee $179

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifers, ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. The plants are arranged by family, including Pinaceae (Pines, Spruce, and Firs), Cupressacease (Arborvitae, Cypress, and Juniper), Taxaceae (Yews), and others, to foster knowledge of specific identification characteristics. This course will focus on the major coniferous genera, highlighting identification, growth patterns, and use in the landscape. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam February 22 Inclement Weather Date March 1 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, January 27, February 10, 9 am–12 pm and Thursdays, February 1, February 15, 11 am–2 pm

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Gain a practical and technical understanding of the differences between the asexual and sexual reproduction of plants, the propagation environment, and the techniques used in both home and commercial settings. Discuss propagation techniques including seed hybridization, vegetative cuttings, division, layering, grafting, budding and tissue culture. Also learn about propagation equipment, growing media, structures, mist systems and environmental conditions. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam March 20 Inclement Weather Date March 27

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Ornamental Horticulture CC

Broad-Leaved Evergreens

with David Sanford

CC

Native Plants

with Colin McCallum-Cook and Pandora Young

Dates Thursdays, March 15–April 19 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Dates Tuesdays April 3–May 8 5–7 pm 6 sessions

Fee $179

Fee $179

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Outstanding foliage, showy flowers, brilliant fruit, and interesting textural contrasts make broad-leaved evergreens a versatile group of plants. These diverse plants add interest throughout the year and serve a variety of landscape functions. Learn about the identification, culture, and landscape use of a number of broad-leaved evergreens and their cultivars suitable for use in MidAtlantic gardens. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam April 26 Guided Plant Walks Thursdays, April 5, April 19, 2:30–5:30 pm and Saturdays, April 7, April 21, 9 am–12 pm

Approach gardening with a focus on adding ecological value as well as beauty to your landscape, using plants native to the Mid-Atlantic region. Support local birds, pollinators, and other wildlife by providing them with food and habitat. Join Meadow gardener Colin McCallum-Cook and Peirce’s Woods gardener Pandora Young, in a course that will cover trees, shrubs, perennials and vines for site types ranging from fields to forests. Land stewardship begins in your own garden! Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam May 15 Guided Plant Walks Tuesdays, April 24, May 8, 1–4 pm and Saturdays, April 28, May 12, 9 am–12 pm Some plants covered in the class may have been taught in previous certificate courses.

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Ornamental Horticulture CC

Deciduous and Flowering Shrubs

EC

Sun Perennials

with Lisa Roper

with Joshua Coceano Dates Thursdays, May 3–June 7 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, August 14–September 25 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $179

Fee $179

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Deciduous and flowering shrubs provide structure, mass, persistent interest, as well as food and cover for birds and beneficial insects. This course will examine in detail the best shrubs for our area. Examine cultural requirements, aesthetic value, potential pitfalls, and how best to integrate these plants into the landscape. Study new cultivars of well-known shrubs, as well as genera and species that deserve to be better known and more widely planted. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam June 14 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, May 19, June 9, 9 am–12 pm and Thursdays, May 24, June 7, 2:30–5:30 pm See related course, Identifying Woody Plants in the Winter on page 37.

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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. Learn identification, culture, landscape use, and planting combinations of new and unique perennial species and cultivars that are suitable for growing in your sun garden. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam Tuesday, October 2 No Class September 4 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, September 8, 29, 9 am–12 pm and Tuesdays, September 11, 25, 2:30–5:30 pm Enrolled students will have free access to Chanticleer for the duration of this course.


Ornamental Horticulture EC

Vegetables

with David Mattern

CC

Deciduous Trees

with Bob Dougan

Dates Thursdays, August 16–30 5–7 pm 3 sessions

Dates Thursdays, September 13–October 18 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $89

Fee $179

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Nothing beats eating your own home-grown vegetables. Learn to identify and grow 30 crops that perform well in the Delaware Valley. Explore family characteristics; sowing, transplant, and harvest dates; growth habits; general care and special requirements for each crop. This inclusive class will broaden the home gardener’s knowledge about growing vegetables. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam September 6 Guided Plant Walks Thursday, August 30 1–4 pm and Saturday, August 25, 9 am–12 pm

Deciduous trees are typically the most long-lasting plants in a landscape and when mature, can be the most valuable structures. They provide framework to your garden and contribute as a 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 25 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, October 6, 20, 9 am–12 pm and Thursdays, October 4, October 18, 2:30–5:30 pm See related course, Identifying Woody Plants in the Winter on page 37.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Ornamental Horticulture EC

PS

A Second Look at Fall: Plants to Extend the Season

Plant Science: Plant Physiology & Anatomy

with David Culp

with Jeff Jabco

Dates Mondays, October 8–22 6–8 pm 3 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, October 16–November 20 4–6 pm 6 sessions

Fee $89

Fee $179

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Are you searching for plants that will fill the vacancies in your garden’s bloom period or looking to extend the time your garden is in its peak glory? Explore underutilized plants that have potential to add impact when the rest of your garden is gearing up for frost. These amazing late summer, fall, and even early winter blooming plants are sure to keep your garden colorful and exciting. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam October 29 Guided Plant Walks Monday, October 22 1–4 pm and Saturday, October 27, 9 am–12 pm

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Gain an appreciation of the chemical processes that enable plants to make their own food and utilize it for growth and development. Improve your gardening skills by understanding a plant’s response to its environment and how this is translated into chemical triggers called hormones. Gardening practices are based on the anatomy of leaves, roots, and stems; an understanding of these will make sense of the proper methods of pruning, transplanting, training, and growing healthy plants. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam November 27


Ornamental Horticulture PS

Plant Science: 21st Century Trends: An Enrichment Review

CC

Plant Science: Understanding Plants Online with Jeff Jabco

Fee: $39 for enrichment review in addition to conference registration This class is directed to horticulture professionals as well as continuing education students who are well versed in horticulture. This course can be used to meet the requirement for Plant Science for the Ornamental Horticulture Certificate, Level III. The student will register and attend a day-long conference. A list of annual local conferences is available through the continuing education office. The conference must be pre-approved by the Continuing Education Coordinator. The conference experience will be enriched and evaluated by the post-conference submission of targeted discussion questions to demonstrate the student’s understanding of the topics presented and the implications for their horticultural practices and decision making. A grade of 70% or better is required to receive credit for this course.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Dates Opens Monday, November 5 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully online Ever wonder what a phrase such as “dentate margin” means? Improve your plant identification skills through a study of leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits. Look in detail at the methods (morphology) and terminology (nomenclature) used to describe plants throughout the seasons. You will also gain an understanding of the botanical system of plant names and how the plant kingdom is organized. This is important “groundwork” for anyone hoping to become a better gardener. See related course, Identifying Woody Plants in the Winter on page 37.

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An Appreciation of Plants: IdentiďŹ cation and Use Learn to identify and appreciate commonly used plants on your own schedule. Longwood Gardens is partnering with North Carolina State University to provide a unique fully online survey of plants. This survey will expose you to plants that can be grown throughout the nation. The use and key identifying characteristics of these plants are conveyed through photo stories, presentations, online fact pages, and beautiful images. EC

Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants with Lucy Bradley

EC

Annuals, Perennials, and Vines with Lucy Bradley Date Opens Monday, July 9 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully online This collection of plants will add a burst of color to your landscape with exciting textures and blooms. Learn to recognize and use these garden favorites to accentuate your landscape. EC

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

with Lucy Bradley Date Opens Monday, March 5 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully online Explore the edible side of the landscape with an exploration of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Extend your growing season with bulbs and even houseplants.

Date Opens Monday, September 10 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully Online Explore the world of traditional woody plants including flowering trees, shrubs, and conifers. Learn cultural information about these structural plantings and their use in the landscape.

Each course includes 4-month access to the living collection at Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admissions and get the opportunity to view these plants in our seasonal displays and permanent collection. These courses will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for six months after the course closes. These courses can be used toward Longwood’s Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture and count as a 3-week elective. Please be aware that plants taught in these online courses are the more common varieties and may have been presented in previous onsite courses within the Ornamental Horticulture Certificate Program. 16 Continuing ContinuingEducation Educationat atLongwood LongwoodGardens Gardens//2018 2018


Ornamental Horticulture

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Landscape Design Gain the design and drawing skills to create exquisite landscapes with ease through our Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design. Whether you are pursuing the entire course series to earn a Certificate of Merit, 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 the Certificate of Merit, the student must satisfactorily complete the following core courses, receiving a minimum grade of 70% in each course. Core course grades will be based on assignments, class projects, and participation. Additionally, three elective courses are required and 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

  Core Courses

EC

  Elective Courses

Certificate of Merit Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of our graduates! If you have completed the requirements for one of our Certificates of Merit, join us for a celebration on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: longwoodgardens.org/continuingeducation 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 Landscape Design

Landscape Design

Certificate Requirements Core Courses

Electives Minimum of three courses

–– People, Plants, & Landscape Design –– Landscape Design I –– Landscape Design II (prerequisite required) –– Sketching for Designers –– Planting Design (prerequisite required) –– Elements of Design Garden Tour –– Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory (prerequisite required) –– Three 6-week Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture courses –– See page 8. –– –– –– A selection of elective courses will be offered every year. These offerings are subject to change from year to year.

Recommended Course Sequence First courses (in any sequence): –– Introduction to Graphic Communications –– People, Plants, & Landscape Design –– Landscape Design I –– Sketching for Designers

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

Take at any time: –– Elements of Design Garden Tour –– All electives

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Landscape Design EC

Introduction to Graphic Communications

CC

Landscape Design I

with Danilo Maffei

with Zachery Hammaker Dates Sundays, January 7 & January 14 8:30 am–12:30 pm 2 sessions Fee $99 Where Catalpa Room In this course, you will learn the standard tools and practices used to represent the landscape. You will be introduced to various media, including pencil, ink, colored pencil, marker, pastel, and watercolor, as well as the use of drafting tools. Using these tools and techniques and plenty of in-class practice time will give you the confidence to communicate your design ideas effectively. This is a great first step toward your Certificate in Landscape Design. Highly recommended for anyone with no previous or limited sketching experience and a valuable course to take before Landscape Design I. A materials list will accompany your confirmation email. Limited number of drafting tools will be available for use in the classroom each week.

Inclement Weather Date January 21

Dates Tuesdays, January 16–March 13 9 am–12 pm, 8 sessions Fee $239 Where Acer Room OR

Dates Wednesdays, January 24–March 14 1–4 pm, 8 sessions Fee $239 Where Acer Room Through lectures and demonstrations, learn to produce professional-quality conceptual designs. Students gain practice in process and design drawing. Learn to prepare a base plan by measuring a garden space, translating measurements to scale, and drafting a base plan. Get acquainted with design tools and online references that are key to producing practical designs. In a final project, develop a creative, yet feasible solution for a given site. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Dates March 20 & March 21 No Class January 30 & February 28 For anyone with no previous or limited sketching experience we recommend taking Introduction to Graphic Communications first. A materials list will accompany your confirmation email. The required text book for the course is Residential Landscape Architecture by: Booth and

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Landscape Design Hiss; several copies are available for use in the Longwood Gardens Library.

CC

Planting Design

with Zachery Hammaker CC

People, Plants, & Landscape Design with Jennifer and Greg Nichols Dates Tuesdays, January 23–February 13 6–8 pm 4 sessions Fee $129 Where Betula 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. Learn through discussion, slides, and online group exercises, how to define spaces that are truly supportive of people and plants. Learn how to use time and the sustainable principles of economy, environment, and social capital to make informed and effective design decisions. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Date February 20

Dates Sundays, February 11–March 25 8:30–11:30 am 7 sessions Fee $219 Where Acer Room Prerequisite Landscape Design I + a minimum of 3 Certificate of Merit plant identification courses. Garden designers have been called creative problem solvers. They must take into consideration site characteristics and challenges, as well as plant combinations for year-round interest. Using elements from Landscape Design I, create beautiful planting designs with balance, repetition, and cohesiveness. 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 and clearly communicate the desired effect and design intent. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Date April 8

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Landscape Design CC

Sketching for Designers

with Robin Irizarry

EC

Designing with Ephemerals

with Gregg Tepper

Dates Saturdays, February 24–March 24 8:30–11:30 am 5 sessions

Dates Fridays, April 6–27 9–11 am 4 sessions

Fee $159

Fee $129

Where Catalpa Room

Where: Acer Room

Sketching is an integral element to a designer’s tool kit. Develop a foundation in field sketching techniques including line, tone, and color through drawing exercises designed for the novice landscape designer. By exploring the indoor and outdoor sites at Longwood Gardens, learn to communicate visually. 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. Inclement Weather Date April 7 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

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Ephemeral plants only spend a brief moment in the landscape but can add an instant pop of color or excitement when used effectively. Learn about the proper use of these transitory plants and their distinctive growth strategies. Explore layering techniques used to provide multiple displays within even a small garden throughout the year. Tour some of the areas at Longwood planted with ephemerals and design your own ephemeral garden.


FPO


Landscape Design CC

Elements of Design Tour: Philadelphia’s Women of Horticulture with Martha Keen Date Friday, June 1 8:30 am–6 pm

EC

Design, Create, Construct: Walls with Shipley Allinson Dates Tuesdays, September 4–25 5–7 pm 4 sessions

Fee $149 Boxed lunch included

Fee $129

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Catalpa Room

Philadelphia is widely credited as being the epicenter of horticulture in the United States, both in the present day and historically. Lesser known is the role that women of Philadelphia played in promoting gardening as a viable career and as a channel for social activism. Join us as we visit the Ambler Arboretum at Temple University, former campus of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women; Andalusia, founding site of the Garden Club of America; and Wyck, the oldest rose garden in the United States. Martha Keen will be joined by Jenny Rose Carey, Eva Monheim, and Kathleen Salisbury, who will provide the context to interpret these gardens and the many other figures and locations that informed the Progressive Era in Philadelphia. We will explore the value and challenges of their continued preservation, and the relevance these gardens uphold today. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas will require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Dress for all types of weather. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.

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Focus on landscape walls and their various applications in residential garden design. Compare many common wall materials, such as concrete, stone, wood, brick, and block. In this practical and interactive course, we will study construction techniques, design, foundations, drainage, costs, maintenance, and limits of DIY construction. The Gardens will serve as a teaching lab for students to observe and study the many different types of landscape walls, in conjunction with steps, lighting, and other garden features.


Landscape Design CC

Landscape Design II

with Geoff Anderson

CC

Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory with Susan Barton

Dates Thursdays, September 13–November 15 6:30–8:30 pm 10 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, October 2–30 4:30–6:30 pm 5 sessions

Fee $239

Fee $149

Where Betula Room

Where Acer Room

Prerequisite Landscape Design I

Prerequisite Landscape Design I or Sketching for Designers

Why do some designs succeed and others not? Conceptualize gardens using a variety of drawing techniques and develop a more sophisticated understanding of design theory. Become increasingly comfortable with identification of goals and objectives, site inventory and analysis, and the various design phases. 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.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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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 garden-related professional licenses. These classes are taught on a professional level; however, homeowners and garden hobbyists are welcome.

Class Categories Key HT

Horticultural Techniques

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Professional Courses Fertilizers and Formulations HT with Nancy Agnew

Certified Horticulturists Program (CH)

HT

Examination Test Site Date Saturday, March 3 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, March 15 1–5 pm

Fee $59

Where Catalpa Room

Where Betula Room

Must apply for the examination and register with ASHS Application deadline: March 8

Hungry for information about fertilizing your lawn and garden? Learn how to read a fertilizer label and to calculate the proper amount of material required to fertilize lawns, vegetable gardens, and flower borders. Compare conventional and organic fertilizer sources and understand the role compost applications can play in improving soil nutrient status. Gain the confidence to select the correct fertilizer product for your situation. Inclement Weather Date March 4

OR

Date Wednesday, October 3 1–5 pm Where Catalpa Room Must apply for the examination and register with ASHS Application deadline: September 25 Longwood Gardens is pleased to partner with the American Society for Horticultural Services (ASHS) to serve as a testing site in support of the Certified Horticulturist program. The 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. ashs.org

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FPO


Professional Courses HT

Plant Disease Identification

with Bob Mulrooney

HT

Pest Identification

with Rachel Schnaitman

Date Thursday, May 17 1–4 pm

Date Thursday, May 17 9 am–12 pm

Fee $79

Fee $79

Where Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room

OR

OR

Date Wednesday, September 12 1–4 pm

Date Wednesday, September 12 9 am–12 pm

Fee $79

Fee $79

Where Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room

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 will cover control measures including proper horticultural practices, sanitation, resistant cultivars, and fungicides.

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Explore Longwood’s vast outdoor landscape and observe and identify common pest signs and symptoms. Learn 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.


Professional Courses HT

Weed Identification

with Tanner Delvalle

HT

Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management with Tanner Delvalle

Date Wednesday, May 23 9 am–12 pm

Date Wednesday, May 23 1–4 pm

Fee $79

Fee $79

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

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Date Tuesday, September 18 9 am–12 pm

Date Tuesday, September 18 1–4 pm

Fee $79

Fee $79

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

This hands-on session includes vital identification and management strategies for some broad-leaf 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.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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.

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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 our gardeners and horticulturists in a unique learning environment. These courses require no prerequisites and beginners are welcome. Try one!

Class Categories Key HT

  Horticultural Techniques

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

Longwood Lecture Series The Longwood lecture series returns with a focus on some of the iconic plants of Longwood that celebrate our seasons. Fee Free with Gardens admission; registration required. Where Ballroom

The Search for Blue: Echiums, Poppies and Cineraria

Conservation and Culture in the Amazon with Jon Cox,

with Karl Gercens and Jim Harbage

Maria Fadiman, and Roger Mustalish

Date Tuesday, March 20 6:30–8:30 pm While there is an abundance of yellow, red, pink, and white; blue remains a rarity in the Botanical world. Jim Harbage, Ph.D., Longwood’s Floriculture Leader, will discuss the trials and research that brought the Himalayan blue poppies (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’) from behind the scenes to the front stage during March at Longwood. Then join Karl Gercens, Conservatory Section Gardener, as he circumnavigates the globe showing off some of the greatest blue flowering plants from the Canary Islands and the coast of Greece to the iconic gardens of England. A dessert reception follows.

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Date Tuesday, September 4 6:30–8:30 pm Join three National Geographic Explorers as they take you on a photographic journey through the Amazon and the inter-connected nature of their regional flora and culture. Learn about living with the indigenous people of the Amazon and their unique cultures. Learn how indigenous groups regard their trees, both for physical and spiritual uses, and you will see how this reverence can protect both people and their ecosystems. Following the lecture, enjoy a special dessert reception in the waterlily pools.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Heroines of Horticulture HT with Martha Keen

HT

Identifying Woody Plants in the Winter with Kaslin Daniels and Matthew Ross

Date Sundays, January 14, February 4, March 11 10 am–12 pm 3 sessions Fee $49 Includes a copy of The Virago Book of Women Gardeners Where Acer & Catalpa Rooms Discover some celebrated and lesser-known pillars of horticulture through a series of readings and book chats focused on the Heroines of Horticulture. From gardeners to garden writers, landscape architects to floral designers, many innovative and forward-thinking women have made lasting contributions to the field. In a monthly discussion prompted by The Virago Book of Women Gardeners by Deborah Kellaway, Martha will pay homage to the likes of Valerie Finnis, Marian Cruger Coffin, Constance Spry, and Edith Wharton as she shares stories and images from the lives of these great women. Topics of discussion will vary each session. This is great way to spend the winter months as their legacy will inspire and excite you for Longwood’s Community Read in the spring.

Date Saturday, January 27 12:30–3:30 pm Fee $59 Where Betula Room Winter can be an ideal time to identify dormant trees and shrubs using a variety of clues. Learn to identify common native and non-native trees and shrubs by buds, twigs, bark, and form. Participants will gain experience using botanical keys that will be provided. Classroom discussion will use slides, cut twigs, and identification keying exercises. The class will spend part of the afternoon identifying trees outdoors, weather permitting. Dress for the outdoor weather.

Inclement Weather Date January 28

Inclement Weather Date March 18 See related courses Elements of Design Tour on pages 26 and 59, and Community Read on page 46.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

Ideas for Impact: It’s In Danger and How You Can Help As gardeners, we are all concerned about issues such as climate change, loss of habitat, invasive species, and others. What steps can we take in our own properties or workplaces to help with some of these environmental concerns? Spend an immersive day learning about ways you can help and about the fascinating work being done to ameliorate these effects on our ecosystem. We hope you will be inspired to get involved. Date: Saturday, February 3 9:15 am–4 pm Fee $89 Where Visitor Center Auditorium 9:15 am Welcome and Overview of Longwood’s Environmental Stewardship with Tom Brightman 9:30–10:30 am Birds and Beans: Simple Ways to Save Migratory Birds with Scott Weidensaul Populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline, but there are many things we can do to save them. Naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul explores the wonder and mechanics of migration, and the simple, effective ways we can preserve them, from what we plant in our gardens to what we pour into our morning mug of coffee. 10:30–10:45 am Break with Coffee and snack 10:45–11:30 am Conservation Programs with Native Orchids with Peter Zale Nearly half of all orchids native to the midAtlantic region are rare, endangered or otherwise threatened in the wild and few of them are cultivated at public gardens. Longwood Gardens has developed a native orchid conservation research program focused on development conservation collections of these plants for garden and restoration uses. To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

11:30 am–1 pm Lunch on your own 1–2 pm Designing a Sustainable Home Garden with Susan Barton Join Landscape Design professor Susan Barton to learn about sustainable practices to employ on your own property. What are the benefits when you increase native plantings, replace lawns with groundcovers, or capture rain water? Susan’s ideas will help you increase biodiversity and wildlife; outfitting you with a landscape that supplies ecosystem services we all need for healthy living. 2–2:15 pm Break 2:15–3 pm Successful Case Studies Learn about re-introduction and breeding programs in our region to combat the threats to endangered species. 3–4 pm Finding the Next Generation Horticulturists with Susan Yoder The horticulture industry struggles to find qualified candidates. University plant science programs are diminishing, yet there is growing support for plant-based movements such as farm-to-table and field-to-vase. So what gives? Seed Your Future is the movement to encourage more young people to pursue careers working with plants. Find out what you can do to help ensure the next generation of horticulturists! Inclement Weather Date February 4 39


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

HT

with Elizabeth Alakszay Date Saturdays, February 3, March 10, April 21, May 19, August 11, September 8 9–11am 6 sessions Fee $139 Where Acer & Betula Rooms Are you looking to grow the best vegetable garden ever? Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or this is the first time you’ve broken ground, cultivate your skills throughout the growing season. There’s so much to cover: soil preparation, composting, seed starting, transplanting, plant care, irrigation, pest management, harvesting, season extension, preserving the harvest, and even recipes. A variety of hands-on activities will support your quest to have the abundant vegetable garden you’ve always wanted! Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Dates February 4, March 11

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Dig In! Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Online

HT

with Elizabeth Alakszay Date Opens Monday, February 5 6–week online course Fee $99 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 hands-on 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 jump start this year and be ready to grow healthy vegetables in your own garden. There are no prerequisites for this course, and it will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for one month after the course closes.


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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT

What’s all the Buzz??

with Jim Bobb

Fertilizers and Formulations HT with Nancy Agnew

Date Saturday, February 24 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, March 3 9 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $59

Where Betula Room

Where Betula Room

Are you considering beekeeping as a new hobby? Beekeeping, or apiculture, is the practical management of honey bees that live in large colonies of up to 60,000 individuals. This broad overview will dispel the mysteries of the honeybee and its social structure. 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 help take the mystery out of beekeeping.

Hungry for information about fertilizing your lawn and garden? Learn how to read a fertilizer label and to calculate the proper amount of material required to fertilize lawns, vegetable gardens, and flower borders. Compare conventional and organic fertilizer sources and understand the role compost applications can play in improving soil nutrient status. Gain the confidence to select the correct fertilizer product for your situation.

Inclement Weather Date February 25

Inclement Weather Date March 4

See related course, Inside the Hive on page 58.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Fabric to Dye For HT with Liz Spencer

HT

Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees with Tyler Altenburger and Andrew Lyman

Date Friday, March 16 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, March 17 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $89

Fee $49

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room

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OR

Date Friday, March 16 1–4 pm

Date Saturday, March 17 1–4:30 pm

Fee $89

Fee $49

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room

Learn the natural way to make your own indigo dye vat with The Dogwood Dyer. This process has roots in traditional textiles from Morocco, India, and the Provence region of France. The blue color produced by indigo is rich, complex, and unparalleled in beauty. Learn the science behind growing and harvesting indigo while experiencing the alchemistic wonder of this beautiful color.

Improve your trees’ performance and take the mystery out of pruning. Correct timing will ensure optimum blooms and accurate techniques will give your trees proper shape and improved habit. Try your hand at pruning various small flowering trees within Longwood’s living collection. Dress for the outdoor weather and bring your pruners and handsaw, if available.

No previous dyeing knowledge necessary. Each participant will leave with various types of indigo dyed fabrics. All supplies are included. However, if you wish, you may bring a small or medium sized garment of natural fabric (wool, silk, cotton, linen, hemp) to dye.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Orchids for Beginners HT

Basking in Blue HT

with Gregory Griffis

with Karl Gercens

Date Thursday, March 22 6–9 pm

Date Friday, March 23 1–3:30 pm

Fee $89

Fee $99

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

OR

Date Saturday, September 29 9 am–12 pm Fee $89 Where Acer 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.

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Chase away the winter BLUES with a beautiful indoor container. Have fun planting a European-style container that will feature diverse and contrasting textures using blue flowers and foliage. Learn about soils, fertilizers and additives to keep you from singing the blues! Includes a ceramic container. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

Community Read In 2018 we celebrate women in horticulture. We encourage everyone to explore the science of plants—the reason that gardens and natural lands invite, delight, nourish, and comfort us all—and the women that push our knowledge of the richness of plant life to new limits.

We are thrilled to announce national bestseller Lab Girl by Hope Jahren as our Community Read book! This fascinating, well-written memoir will engage and invite you along on Hope’s journey to become (and prosper as) a scientist. Her personal frankness in meeting challenges is inspirational, and she delivers the message with her own spirited voice and personality. Lab Girl is sure to spark thoughtful conversations throughout the community. A Geobiologist, Hope has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together. Join Longwood Gardens and our community partners for the fifth year of our Community Read—a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. Read with us and engage in an event to learn more! Learn more at longwoodgardens.org/community-read

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Celebrating Women in Science and Horticulture

Community Conversation with the Author

In conjunction with the Community Read

with Hope Jahren and Colvin Randall

Date Saturday, March 24 10 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, March 24 7–9 pm

Fee $59 Includes Buffet Brunch

Fee Free with Gardens admission; registration required

Where Ballroom

Where Ballroom

Collect a couple of your book-loving friends or family members and join us for a buffet brunch with a side of lively conversation, all while surrounded by the beauty of the Conservatory in lush, magnificent bloom. Lab Girl author Hope Jahren and a panel of prominent local women in science and horticulture will explore their professional journeys in a moderated discussion, with plenty of opportunity for your questions. This is a rare opportunity to network with fellow book and plant lovers in an intimate discussion with these leaders.

Join the larger Longwood community of readers to hear Lab Girl author Hope Jahren relate her own experiences and growth as a plant scientist. In our Community Read capstone event, Hope will share her truly inspirational journey, with plenty of opportunity for your questions. Colvin Randall, Longwood’s P.S. du Pont Fellow and Historian, will start the evening by offering insights about one of our founders, Alice du Pont, and her role in developing Longwood’s unique character and plant collections.

You are encouraged to read Hope’s book with your friends, book club, or family prior to this event to make the discussion more meaningful! Come prepared with your thoughts and questions. This will surely be an engaging morning to inspire both adults and the next generation.

Following the talk and questions, join us for a book signing and opportunity to chat further informally. A light dessert reception in the Conservatory sweetens the fun.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Two-Tiered Tile Design HT

HT

Performance Pruning: Shrubs

with Jim Sutton

with Sam Hoadley

Date Friday, April 6 1–3 pm

Date Saturday, April 7 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $79

Fee $49

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room OR

Let your creativity shine with this unique design using simple flowers and/or vegetables. Jim will show you how to create your own multi-level design utilizing floor tiles! The top can be used for candles, highlight a special flower or picture, or even hold appetizers. Wow your party guests with this four-sided structure which can be re-used.

Date Saturday, April 7 1–4:30 pm Fee $49 Where Catalpa Room Improve your shrubs’ and vines’ performance and take the mystery out of pruning. Proper timing will ensure optimum blooms, and accurate techniques will give your plants proper shape and habit. Try your hand at pruning specific plants like Thuja, Taxus, Rhododendron, and Wisteria within Longwood’s living collection. Dress for the outdoor weather and bring your pruners.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Reading the Forested Landscape

Trough Making HT

with Tom Wessels

with Louise Clark

Date Saturday, April 7 8 am–4:30 pm

Date Saturday, April 14 10 am–12 pm

Fee $139 Includes boxed lunch and transportation

Fee $89

Where Terra Cotta Room, Meadow Garden, & Off Site Spend the day with renowned author and professor of forest forensics, Tom Wessels and change the way you perceive the forested landscape. Tom will show you how to uncover visual clues to unravel former agricultural, logging, or wind histories in our forests. Using the shapes of trees, trunk scars, stump decay patterns, stone walls, forest floor topography, and much more, a forest’s history can be deciphered in great detail. Walk off the beaten path through one of Longwood’s oldest woodlots and start looking for clues. Next, travel off-site for a rare opportunity to visit one of Chester County’s vast former estates, to continue reading the landscape and exploring previous land use.

Where Catalpa Room & Soil Shed Join us for a delightfully messy, handson, hypertufa trough-making workshop. Hypertufa is a lightweight, porous concrete mixture made from Portland cement, peat, and perlite. Your small, weatherproof container will welcome plants that like well-drained conditions such as sedums, hens and chicks, and rock garden plants. Ideal for those with limited space, troughs can be planted as miniature gardens or to display choice specimens. Louise will provide individual attention and step-by-step instructions from mixing and molding to aftercare. Please bring a pair of heavy duty rubber gloves for working with the cement mixture. Dress in layers in clothing that can get dirty.

This event is rain or shine. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of unpaved trail walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas will require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear recommended.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Up Cloche and Personal HT with Chris Scott

HT

Growing an Aromatic Life

with Linda Shanahan and Eric Vanderhyde

Date Sunday, April 15 9–11 am

Date Saturday, April 21 1–4 pm

Fee $89

Fee $49

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

From the French, a cloche is a glass covering, originally bell-shaped, for garden plants to prevent frost damage and promote early growth. While they are still used in outdoor gardens for that purpose, today’s hot new trend is to use them indoors as a uniquely shaped terrarium. Join Chris to create your own cloche, planted with charming miniatures and mosses. Add your own embellishments like bark, pebbles, or shells. Care and maintenance will also be discussed.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Herbs have been used for thousands of years to bring health benefits, preserve our foods, and elevate the experience of living life on earth. There is no better way to get to know these plants better than to grow them yourself! Learn the basics of herb production: how to choose plants for your site as well as propagation, planting, harvesting and processing of herbs to use in your kitchen, expand your medicine cabinet and nourish your soul. Participants will leave class with six easy-to-grow plants to get a home herb garden started.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT

What’s at Stake?

with Emma Seniuk

HT

Wattle this Way

with Kerry Ann McLean

Date Saturday, April 21 8:30–11:30 am

Date Saturday, April 21 1–4 pm

Fee $49

Fee $89

Where Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room

Some plants need extra support from time to time. Discover different materials and approaches on how to make aesthetically pleasing supports that will add interest to your garden, and serve an important function for your plants. Different trellis ideas as well as staking and tying of perennials and annuals will be discussed through photos and hands-on demonstrations.

Learn the old English tradition and ecological benefits of coppicing. Coppicing is the practice of creating straight poles (withy) for use in the garden by removing the central leader of a tree or shrub. Using material harvested in this manner, learn to wattle—weaving woody branches into an ornamental garden structure (roughly 24" long and 18" in height). The versatility, the practicality, and delightful creativity of coppice maintenance and wattling will surprise and win over new and old gardeners alike. This course requires hand strength to bend and form woody branches. Please bring your own pruners and gardening gloves.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Kusamono HT

Making a Milpa HT

with Young Choe

with Neil Gerlowski and Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

Date Saturday, April 28 8:30 am–12:30 pm

Date Saturday, April 28 9–11 am

Fee $99

Fee $29

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room OR

Kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays selected to suggest a season, place, or natural habitat. Join US National Arboretum’s Kusamono artist Young Choe, for a hands-on experience in this Japanese botanical art. Learn characteristic styles, methods for creation, display techniques, and care for Kusamono. Through a lecture and demonstration, Young will share her expertise and enthusiasm for these accent plantings that are often paired with bonsai displays. You’ll have the opportunity to create your own Kusamono to take home and enjoy. All materials included.

Date Saturday, April 28 1–3 pm Taught in Spanish Fee $29 Where Betula Room The traditional Mesoamerican home farm/ garden plot is often referred to as a milpa in much of Mexico and parts of Central America. The term is sometimes defined as a “maize field” but is more commonly used to name a place where maize is cultivated along with a combination of nutritionally and environmentally complementary crops. Nowadays the concepts of the milpa are worked into gardens with plants from throughout the world. Learn about the wonders of pre-Columbian horticultural practices that gave birth to some of the world’s greatest civilizations and whose principals help drive popular modern movements such as permaculture. Each student will take home a starter pack to begin your own milpa.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Champion Trees HT of Longwood Tour

Breathtaking Baskets

HT

with James Rockwell

with Scott Wade Date Thursday, May 3 9 am–4 pm

Date Saturday, May 5 9–11:30 am

Fee $99 Includes boxed lunch

Fee $89

Where Catalpa Room & Outside OR

Date Friday, September 28 9 am–4 pm Fee $99 Includes boxed lunch Where Catalpa Room & Outside Come along and be a witness to what time can do in the landscape. This pleasurable on-site tour will have you on the lookout for champion trees: the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees at Longwood. 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 a rain or shine outdoor experience. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You may be walking on uneven paths. Tour departs promptly from the Catalpa Room.

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Where Betula Room & Soil Shed OR

Date Saturday, May 5 1:30–4 pm Fee $89 Where Betula Room & Soil Shed Throw away your coco basket liners and learn to make hanging baskets the “Longwood way!” James will show you step-by-step how to top- and side-plant a 14-inch metal basket with sphagnum moss, potting medium, and bedding plants to achieve a beautiful sphere. A hidden water reservoir inside your basket will ensure easy watering for stunning results. A PowerPoint slide show will offer ideas, show you how to build your basket, and provide tips on caring for your plants. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them. The finished basket is quite heavy. We’ll help you load it into your car, but you may need help unloading it at home.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Botanically Inspired Jewelry

HT

with Hattie Weselyk

Dates Saturdays, May 5 & May 12 9–11:30 am 2 sessions Fee $89 Where Acer Room OR

Dates Fridays, November 2 & November 9 9–11:30 am 2 sessions Fee $89 Where Acer Room Capture the beauty of nature in precious metal clay. Come explore the magic of precious metal clay and create your very own fine silver botanically inspired jewelry with local jewelry artist, Hattie Weselyk. Students will impress nature’s beautiful elements such as flowers or leaves into metal clay which is then kiln fired, resulting in 99.9% pure silver jewelry! Each student will design and create a pair of earrings and necklace pendant.

HT

Identifying Invasives

with Colin McCallum-Cook and Erik Stefferud Date Sunday, May 6 1–4 pm Fee $49 Where Betula Room OR

Date Saturday, November 17 9 am–12 pm Fee $49 Where Betula Room Callery pear, autumn olive, Japanese stiltgrass and other invasive plants confound and frustrate Brandywine Valley gardeners every year. Join Longwood’s Natural Lands experts, Colin and Erik, as they lead a combined classroom and field course designed to explore the history, identification characteristics, and management strategies needed to manage invasive plant populations in our region. Dress for an indoor/outdoor, rain/shine learning experience with unpaved trail walking.

Tools and materials provided. No experience necessary.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Water Gardening in a Container

HT

Grow & Know: Peonies HT with Jane Godshalk and Eleanor Tickner

with Mary Allinson and Tim Jennings Date Saturday, May 12 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, May 17 8 am–12:30 pm

Fee $99

Fee $149

Where Soil Shed

Where Acer Room & A Peony Garden in Glen Mills

Longwood’s Waterlily display attracts thousands of summer visitors who admire the tranquility and beauty of the unusual plants. Learn how to grow these lovely specimens at home. The class will include discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities as you divide and repot plants from Longwood’s collection to take home for your new water garden. Conclude with a walk around the waterlily display and discuss favorable conditions for growing these remarkable specimens.

Lush, fragrant peonies are gorgeous in the garden and gorgeous in floral arrangements. Learn tips for selecting peony varieties, growing and harvesting, and also some new ideas and techniques for using peonies as cut flowers. Take a trip with us to A Peony Garden in Glen Mills and select your own stems. When we return to Longwood, Jane will guide you in making a simple floral arrangement with freshly cut peonies.

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.

You’ll have the opportunity to purchase additional cut stems from A Peony Garden for your own use. If you wish to purchase additional peonies, bring a bucket or deep container no larger than 12" across the top.

Please bring a vase with a 5"–8" opening.

Flowers and greens for the classroom arrangement, and bus transportation to A Peony Garden are included.

Inclement Weather Date May 24

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT

Inside the Hive

with Jim Bobb

The Gardener and the Chef: HT Grapes with Executive Chef Will Brown and Rachel Naegele

Date Saturday, May 19 9 am–12 noon

Date Thursday, May 31 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $59

Where Betula Room & Abbondi Property

Where Catalpa Room & Founders Room

Are you curious about what goes on inside a beehive? Have you ever wanted to see the queen lay eggs, observe worker babies hatch out, or taste honey straight from the hive? Then join beekeeper Jim Bobb and go “Inside the Hive.” The class begins with an illustrated lecture to give you a better understanding of hive activity and hierarchy. Using Longwood’s hives, the class will head out into the field to open and inspect some hives. Watch the bees dance and the hive swarm up close. Bring your questions and get answers and insight into the fascinating world of bees. See related course, What’s all the Buzz on page 42.

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Table grapes are often an afterthought to the rich flavors of those used to make wine and champagne. Explore the wide world of table grapes, which can also make great ornamental plants in the landscape. USDA ARS Research and Vitis aficionado, Rachel Naegele will provide a deep dive into the diversity of the plants that provide us with fresh grapes and raisins as well as a few selections that can also be used to make wines and vinegars. Following the presentation you will get a chance to view the grapery in the conservatory before heading over to the kitchen to sample dishes inspired by the rich, bold flavors of grapes, raisins, wine, grape leaves, and grapeseed oil.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Making a Patio Vineyard

HT

with Rachel Naegele

Elements of Design Tour: HT Philadelphia’s Women of Horticulture with Martha Keen

Date Thursday, May 31 2–4 pm

Date Friday, June 1 8:30 am–6 pm

Fee $109

Fee $149 Boxed lunch included

Where Acer Classroom & Soil Shed Design your own container planting around a grapevine and trellis that embodies the look and feel of the Napa Valley’s vineyards. Join USDA ARS Research and Vitis aficionado, Rachel Naegele as she shares information about the best grape selections for a smaller scale. Explore the diversity of grape varietals and how they can become welcome additions to your landscape. Plant up and take home a stunning container combination of a grapevine and edible plants for your own Patio Vineyard! Includes container.

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot Philadelphia is widely credited as being the epicenter of horticulture in the United States, both in the present day and historically. Lesser known is the role that women of Philadelphia played in promoting gardening as a viable career and as a channel for social activism. Join us as we visit the Ambler Arboretum at Temple University, former campus of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women; Andalusia, founding site of the Garden Club of America; and Wyck, the oldest rose garden in the United States. Martha Keen will be joined by Jenny Rose Carey, Eva Monheim and Kathleen Salisbury, who will provide the context to interpret these gardens and the many other figures and locations that informed the Progressive Era in Philadelphia. We will explore the value and challenges of their continued preservation, and the relevance these gardens uphold yet today. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas will require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Dress for all types of weather. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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

Mixed Medley: HT Annuals & Perennials Container with Emily Salmons

Date Friday, June 8 8 am–6 pm

Date Saturday, June 9 9–11 am

Fee $149

Fee $89

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Betula Room & Soil Shed

Ready, set, SHOP! 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 among the dynamic selection of woody, 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 it’s not for the faint of heart. Dress for all kinds of weather and bring your wish list. Sunscreen and a hat advised.

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Join Emily to discover interesting combinations of annuals and perennials in an artistic container. Create a beautiful mixed container to enjoy in a sunny location all season long. Gain tips for its care and longevity. Your container will include perennial plants so that when the season ends, you can relocate them to your beds and borders or leave them to over-winter in a container. Includes container.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Bluebirds 101 HT

Potted Pleasure for Sun HT

with Bob Eaves and Ian Stewart

with Kris Barry

Date Saturday, June 9 8:30–11:30 am

Date Saturday, June 16 9–11am

Fee $49

Fee $69

Where Catalpa Room & Outside

Where Soil Shed

The Eastern bluebird population has increased due to humans constructing, maintaining, and monitoring nest boxes made specifically for these beautiful native birds. Learn more about the bird’s life history and nesting habits, as well as how to build, position, and monitor your own nest boxes. Ian and Bob will also share information about a current project color banding bluebirds in order to track them throughout the year.

Open any gardening magazine and the fabulous combinations of annuals in containers catch your eye. In this handson workshop, you’ll learn the basics of container gardening and create one to take home. Learn about sun loving plants, containers, complimentary combinations, soils, fertilizers and additives. Use that knowledge to create a beautiful container filled with annuals that will turn your patio into a showcase worthy of a centerfold.

Dress for an indoor/outdoor, rain/shine learning experience with substantial unpaved trail walking.

Take home a container suitable for full sun. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them. Similar information may be presented at Potted Pleasure for Shade.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Potted Pleasure for Shade HT with Kris Barry

HT

The Art of Espalier

with Adam Glas

Date Saturday, June 16 1–3 pm

Date Saturday, June 16 9 am–12 pm

Fee $69

Fee $49

Where Soil Shed

Where Acer Room

Open any gardening magazine and the fabulous combinations of annuals in containers catch your eye. In this handson workshop, you’ll learn the basics of container gardening and create one to take home. Learn about shade loving plants, containers, complimentary combinations, soils, fertilizers and additives. Use that knowledge to create a beautiful container filled with annuals that will turn your patio into a showcase worthy of a centerfold.

Espaliers are ornamental woody plants trained into flat, two-dimensional forms that are ideal for decorative purposes and for gardens with limited space. Training against a wall allows the plant to maximize the heat stored in the wall and if fruit-bearing, can extend the season for fruit production. Discover what you’ll need to know to grow espaliers in your landscape successfully. Species selection, initial training, care and maintenance will all be covered.

Take home a container suitable for a shady spot. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them. Similar information may be presented at Potted Pleasure for Sun.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Gardener and the Chef: HT Herbs and Spices with Executive Chef

Ethnobotany of the Americas HT with Roger Mustalish

Will Brown and Pandora Young Date Friday, June 29 8:30 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, August 25 9:30 am–3:30 pm

Fee $59

Fee $99 Includes lunch

Where Acer Room & Founders Room Herbs and spices add a touch of class that enhances any meal. Discover unique flavor profiles and the joy of growing some of the more unusual herbs and spices with a dynamic tandem of instructors. From their culture and care to the appropriate pairings and blends, learn what herbs make a perfectly spiced dish. Taste samples of inventive culinary delights created by Chef Will, and take home a few plants and seeds to spice up your own herb garden.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Where Terra Cotta Room National Geographic Explorer Roger Mustalish will delve into the relationship between the plants of the Americas and our lives. With an astounding diversity of flora, many of these plants have the power to cure ailments, nourish us, and provide the fundamentals for life. Following an introduction into the fascinating world of ethnobotany, enjoy a botanically rich menu of small bites inspired by the indigenous cuisine of South America. Complete the day with a tour through Longwood’s’ collection of tropical plants and native flora to see these plants first-hand.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours The Afterlife of Trees HT

Pierre’s Library HT

with Andrew Lyman and Staff from Hearne Hardwoods, Inc.

with Longwood’s Library Staff

Date Saturday, September 8 9 am–1pm Fee $69 Where Catalpa Room What happens when a tree falls at Longwood? Our expert arborist will discuss the process of removal and wood preservation. See how Longwood Gardens stewards its trees and keeps their legacy alive by transforming the wood into functioning pieces used in the gardens. Hop on board a bus and take a tour of Hearne Hardwoods Inc., one of the largest specialty lumber mills in the world. See their 67-inch saw in operation. Return to Longwood and select your own piece of black walnut, fallen from our property to turn into your own work of art. This is the perfect class for the woodworkers in your family.

Dates Mondays, September 10, October 8, November 5 7–8:30 pm, 3 sessions Fee $69 Includes one print copy of each book Where Longwood Library Join Longwood’s Library staff for a fun and informal small group discussion of three books exploring Italian Gardens. Pierre and Alice du Pont traveled extensively through Italy to visit gardens for inspiration for Longwood’s fountains. Upon registration, you will be sent one copy of each of the books. Please read the books prior to the corresponding evening and come ready to share your thoughts with others in the class. Library staff will lead the discussion. Italian Villas and their Gardens by Edith Wharton (1904) From Pierre’s own personal library comes the quintessential exploration of Italian Gardens at the turn of the 20th Century. It is written by a wellknown and popular writer of Pierre’s time, Edith Wharton. Her fiction writing is awash in the same charm and dramatic settings described in this work of nonfiction. (September) The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim (1922) This lovely novel will transport you to the lush, sunlit shores of Italy in the 1920s through the eyes of four women who find rejuvenation in the tranquil beauty of the landscape, rediscovering hope. (October) The Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee (2015) Garden writer Helena Attlee invites readers along on a trip through the color, smells, varieties, and tastes of citrus from Italian Gardens. Her culinary descriptions may send you running for your local Italian market or checking on airfare to Ivrea for the end of Carnival. This is truly a fun and delicious reading adventure! (November)

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Orchids Level II: All About Roots

HT

with Gregory Griffis

The Gardener and the Chef: HT Garlic with Executive Chef Will Brown and Matthew Ross

Date Thursday, October 11 6–9 pm

Date Friday, October 12 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $89

Fee $59

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room & Founders Room

Been waiting for the next step in learning more about orchids? Then this class is for you. The life of the plant is in the new roots! In this class, learn to cultivate healthy roots through an in-depth potting workshop. Examine the three most common orchid genera: Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, and Cattleya, so you will have success growing these favorites at home. Students will pot and take home an Oncidium.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

One of the easiest and most rewarding crops you can grow in a garden of any size is garlic. Explore the diversity of selections from as far away as Central Asia, Thailand, China, and Spain; and learn about the different types of garlic from purple stripes to turbans to creole and rocamboles. Sample garlic as it’s used in kitchens around the world and learn to utilize it in ways you never knew with Executive Chef Will Brown. Take home cloves to start your collection.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Kusudama: HT Origami Ornaments

Sculpted Wire Tree HT with Taylor Williams

with Ashley Clayton Date Saturday, October 13 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, October 20 8 am–12 pm

Fee $29

Fee $119

Where Betula Room

Where Betula Room

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OR

Date Sunday, October 21 1–4 pm

Date Saturday, October 20 2–6 pm

Fee $29

Fee $119

Where Betula Room

Where Betula Room

The Japanese kusudama is a paper ornament that is created by combining multiple petal-like units together to form a sphere of beautiful blossoms. Kusudama originate from ancient Japanese culture, where they were originally used for potpourri to ward off evil spirits. Learn to make your own sphere by folding and gluing bright colorful papers. The finished product makes a lovely indoor decoration or gift. Leave with the ability to make more on your own. This course requires the dexterity of using your hands to make intricate paper folds, appropriate for beginners as well as those with experience in origami. All materials provided.

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Learn to produce a unique piece of nature inspired art! Taylor combines his experience as an artist and horticulturist to teach the process for creating a desktop (10"–12") wire tree. Aluminum wire will be twisted and shaped into a beautiful one-of-a-kind sculpture. No experience necessary. Just bring your curiosity and an appreciation for trees. This course requires hand strength to bend and form wire. Please bring your own wire cutters, needle-nose pliers, and gloves.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Along the Silk Road: The Garden Arts of Asia with Harriet Henderson, Lauren Hill, Ann Perry, Pandora Young Date Saturday, November 3 9:30 am–4 pm Fee $99 Where Terra Cotta Room Spend the day immersed in various garden arts of Asia. With world-renowned experts and authors, this full-day immersion will cover a variety of topics from Bonsai to Ikebana to Asian garden design. Enjoy an Asian-infused lunch and the opportunity to tour Longwood’s Bonsai Collection. Create your own Kokedama to take home and enjoy!

9:30–10:15 am The World of Bonsai with Jack Sustic 10:15–11 am Ikebana Demo with Ann Perry 11–11:15 am Break Coffee and snack 11:15 am–2:15 pm Tour of the Bonsai Collection, Lunch Hands-on Kokedama with Lauren Hill 2:30–3:15 pm Decoding the Chinese Garden with Pandora Young 3:15–4 pm Exploring Japanese Garden Design with Harriet Henderson

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, & Photography 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 you to expand your talents and increase your skills. Choose a course in the medium you prefer, and use Longwood’s 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 HT with Carol Gangemi

Introduction to HT Botanical Illustration with Carol Gangemi

Dates Mondays, January 8–February 12 12:30–3 pm, 6 sessions

Dates Mondays, February 26–April 23 9–11:30 am, 9 sessions

Fee $109

Fee $159

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

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OR

Dates Mondays, February 26–April 23 12:30–3 pm, 9 sessions

Dates Mondays, July 23–August 27 9 am–12 pm, 6 sessions

Fee $159

Fee $109

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

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Dates Mondays, September 17–November 12 12:30–3 pm, 9 sessions

Dates Mondays, September 17–November 12 9–11:30 am, 9 sessions

Fee $159

Fee $159

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Spend an afternoon each week using your artistic skills to illustrate plants and flowers from Longwood’s greenhouses and outdoor grounds. Receive individual attention, constructive suggestions, and encouragement as you work at your own pace on your own project. Interaction with other talented artists makes the studio a very creative and supportive environment.

This course is for everyone, including beginners, who wants to master the art of plant illustration. Taught with patience and humor in a relaxed atmosphere, you will be encouraged to work at your own pace and develop your own style. Primarily working in watercolor, there will be frequent demonstrations to clarify the painting process.

Come to the first session with all supplies necessary to begin work.

A supply list will be included with your confirmation email.

Inclement Weather Dates February 19 April 30

Inclement Weather Date April 30

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography An Evening HT of Botanical Illustration

Nooks and Crannies: HT Peirce-du Pont House

with Donni LaBrake

with Dick Greenwood and Judy Stevenson

Dates Mondays, February 26–April 23 6–8:30 pm, 9 sessions

Date Thursday, March 8 6–9:30 pm

Fee $159

Fee $99

Where Acer Room

Where Peirce-du Pont House

OR

Dates Mondays, July 23–August 27 5:30 pm–8:30 pm, 6 sessions Fee $109 Where Acer Room OR

Dates Mondays, September 17–November 12 6–8:30 pm, 9 sessions Fee $159 Where Acer Room Beginners and more accomplished artists interested in mastering the art of plant illustration will enjoy this course. Beginners will receive instruction in color mixing and watercolor techniques. More advanced students will be able to work at their own pace receiving instruction in composition, color, and steps to achieving a finished botanical painting. A supply list will be included with your confirmation email.

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Explore the Peirce-du Pont House and its Conservatory with an eye for the unusual detail. After a brief introduction, and the opportunity to hear the history from Longwood’s Archivist, you’ll enjoy photographing the unusual features without the bustling crowds. We will reserve class time for photography and invite you to participate in an online platform for lively discussion and critique as a follow up to the class. This class is open to all who own a digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses. Bring your camera, a tripod, and a remote shutter release.

Inclement Weather Date March 15 Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.


Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Interpretations HT in Colored Pencils

Shades of Blue: HT Flower Photography

with Eileen Rosen

with Joshua Taylor, Jr.

Dates Sundays, March 11–April 22 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $139 Where Acer Room OR

Dates Sundays, October 21–November 25 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $139 Where Acer Room Colored pencils are a versatile medium used 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 supply list will be included with your confirmation email.

Date Friday, March 16 9 am–1 pm Fee $129 Where Catalpa Room Join Josh to explore creative flower photography in the Conservatory, where the emphasis is on the color blue, one of nature’s most eye-catching hues for flowers. This workshop offers a combination of classroom instruction and shooting sessions with the instructor. Close-up techniques, light management, and visual design for impact with emphasis on the Artistic, Bold/ Blue, and Colorful (ABC’s) images of flowers will be discussed. Practical time-saving and enhancement Photoshop/Photoshop Elements techniques will be introduced and demonstrated to take your flower images to the next level. All levels of photographers are welcome. Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer and a flash drive to download images for the critique. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Some activities are not applicable to point-andshoot cameras. A tripod is optional, but highly recommended. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

No Class April 1

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Initial Impression HT

A Floral Portrait HT

with Carol Gangemi

with Gerald Simcoe

Date Thursday, March 22 9 am–2 pm

Date Saturday, April 21 9 am–1 pm

Fee $59 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $99

Where Acer Room OR

Date Friday, November 30 9 am–2 pm Fee $59 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Acer Room Create a whimsical, decorated initial as a unique gift for grandkids, a birth, or other memorable occasion. Step-by-step instructions will be given to embellish the initial you choose with flowers, vines, leaves or your own design in watercolor. Bring your enthusiasm for a day of fun and go home with a completed, frame-ready art piece that will be treasured for years. All materials will be provided. No watercolor experience needed.

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Where Acer Room Be inspired by a lecture and demonstration exploring the historical approach of famous French and Dutch painters from Redoute to the Impressionists. Hone in on your own painting skills on a still life painting. Work alongside Gerald as he guides you through painting a spring bouquet. In a studio setting, work with fresh-cut flowers to put together a simple arrangement of tulips, daffodils, and other bulbs to paint to perfection. This studio is not for beginners. Choose your own medium and bring your own painting supplies.


Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography By the Dawn’s Early Light HT with Dick Greenwood

A Beginners Approach to Spring Photography

HT

with Bob Lyons Date Saturday, April 28 5:30–9 am

Date Saturday, May 5 1–6 pm

Fee $129

Fee $99

Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors

Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors

Join us in the Gardens to photograph Longwood in 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. This class is open to all who own a digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses. Bring your camera, a tripod, and a remote shutter release. Inclement Weather Date April 29 Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Digital photography has enabled just about anyone to take photos easily and quickly. However, strategies to create better photos are often either never learned or frequently misunderstood. This class is aimed at beginners and uses constructive critique, and individually based suggestions to refine one’s eye to see beyond the mediocre photo. Camera mechanics will be de-emphasized in favor of learning elements of composition and seeing new photo ops where seemingly few exist. This workshop will focus on the outside grounds and gardens of Longwood. Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment (camera, smart phone or DSLR) and blank memory card. Bring a laptop computer, tablet, or iPad and a flash drive to download images for the critique. Participants should have complete familiarity of their camera. A tripod is optional. Dress for the outdoors and consider bringing a hat and sunscreen.

Inclement Weather Date May 6 Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Cyanotype HT with Sarah Bourne Rafferty

Photo Op! HT Main Fountain Garden with Andy Bale, Jon Cox, & Dick Greenwood

Date Sunday, June 10 9 am–12 pm

Date Tuesday, June 12 6:30–11 pm

Fee $69

Fee $129

Where Catalpa Room & Patio

Where Visitor Center Auditorium, Conservatory & Outdoors

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Date Sunday, June 10 1–4 pm Fee $69 Where Catalpa Room & Patio Did you know that the first book printed featuring the use of photographs, both as scientific tool and as illustration, was made by English botanist and photographer Anna Atkins in 1843? Atkins pioneered the use of the cyanotype process to capture images of algae, ferns, flowers, and other botanicals. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a lovely monochromatic image in shades of blue. In this class, explore the history of this process and make your own cyanotypes using plant material harvested exclusively from Longwood.

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Spend an evening photographing and learning alongside three different photography instructors, as you capture the beauty and enjoy the evening serenity of Longwood. A short introduction in the Visitor Center Auditorium will start things off. Then everyone will head to one of three different locations, in and around the Main Fountain Garden. You will have the opportunity to hone a different photographic skill at each location under the guidance of our talented photography instructors. Following a short break, return to shoot the fountains as they are illuminated just for you. This is a unique and exciting photo op that you won’t want to miss! Bring your own digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, charged batteries, and a tripod. Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.


Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Digital Garden Photography Basic I–Online

HT

with Dick Greenwood

Photographing Plants from the Amazon with Jon Cox

Date Opens Monday, June 18 5–week online course

Date Saturday, August 25 6:30 am–1pm

Fee $179

Fee $99 Includes lunch

Where Fully online Make your garden images stand out by learning basic digital photographic techniques in clear, easily applied terms. This five-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 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). There are no prerequisites for this course, and it will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for one month after the course closes.

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Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors Join National Geographic Explorer, Jon Cox as he shares tips and techniques on capturing the perfect shot as you immerse yourself exploring the diversity of plants from the Amazon, home to the largest rainforest in the world. Spend the morning focusing on the tropical collection at Longwood; from the massive Victoria in the waterlily pools to the intricate patterned foliage in the Roberto Burle Marx designed Cascade Garden. Afterwards, enjoy a special lunch with a botanically rich menu of small bites inspired by the cuisine of the indigenous people of South America. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.


Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Water, Water Everywhere HT

Fearless Watercolor HT

with Jon Cox

with Eileen Rosen

Date Thursday, August 30 7 am–3pm Fee $189 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors Focus on Longwood’s abundant water features in this hands-on digital photography workshop. With the use of a tripod and digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, come learn the secrets of capturing the intricate details of water. You will have the rare opportunity for one hour to get into the world famous waterlily pools for a frog’s eye view of this spectacular display. A morning lecture on composition and water shooting techniques will be followed by photographing in the garden. Class time is devoted to photography, so we’ll use the online classroom for discussions and critiques after your day at Longwood Gardens.

Dates Sundays, September 9–October 14 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $139 Where Acer Room Dispel the mystique of watercolor. Start by painting simple fruits and vegetables and progress to the beauty and variety of 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 with ample time for you to practice and improve your skills. Cap your autumn weekends with relaxing afternoons at Longwood. Appropriate for all levels of experience. A supply list will be included with your confirmation email.

Bring your own digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, charged batteries, a tripod, and a laptop. A circular polarizer can also come in handy. This class is physically challenging and should only be taken by students who can readily walk, climb, and stoop. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Pastels in Plein Air HT

Macro in the Meadow HT

with Frank DePietro

with Jon Cox

Dates Fridays, September 14–October 5 1–4 pm 4 sessions Fee $99 Where Acer Room & Outdoors (class will be held inside the Conservatory during inclement weather) Explore a different garden setting each week to capture its beauty in plein air. Each session begins with demonstrations based on the subject matter of the day, emphasizing different technical elements for capturing light, shadow, and form. Using chalk pastels and charcoal, discover the versatility and vibrant colors of the medium. A supply list will be included with your email confirmation. Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience.

Date Saturday, October 6 8 am–12 pm Fee $129 Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors Capture autumn’s beauty in Longwood’s Meadow Garden. Zoom in on the intricate beauty of the flora and fauna of our meadow and its vast population of bugs, butterflies, and other pollinators. Using your digital camera, along with a macro lens, extension tubes, electronic flash and other equipment, advance your up-close photography skills. In the field, Jon will explore the techniques and visual elements in the photographic image. We will use editing software to render, retouch, adjust color, and combine multiple exposures/focus. Class time is devoted to photography, so we invite you to participate in our online classroom for a lively discussion and critique. Students must have their own digital SLR camera, macro lens or extension tubes and a tripod. Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Photographing Fall HT Colors Inside and Out

Black-and-White Photography HT with Dick Greenwood

with Joshua Taylor, Jr. Date Friday, October 19 7 am–1 pm Fee $149 Continental breakfast included Where Catalpa Room Focus your camera on autumn colors that abound inside and out at Longwood. With emphasis on our spectacular chrysanthemum display and the fall garden landscape, we’ll divide the class into two unique shooting sessions. Composition, lighting and background control will be explored. Formal critique of participant’s 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 the critique. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Some activities are not applicable to point-andshoot cameras. A tripod is optional, but highly recommended.

Dates Thursdays, November 1 and November 8 9 am–1 pm 2 sessions Fee $159 Where Acer Room & Outdoors 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 and subjects that make quality black and white photographs. Next, head outside into the garden and shoot for several hours before convening again to discuss images and experiences. This class is open to all who own a digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses. Bring your camera, a tripod, and a remote shutter release. Dress for the weather. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Mums in Oil Pastels HT

Lights! Camera! Christmas! HT

with Eileen Rosen

with Bob Lyons

Date Saturday, November 3 1–4 pm

Date Tuesday, November 20 5–9 pm

Fee $39

Fee $129 Light refreshments included

Where Acer Room Spend an enjoyable afternoon with your easel set amid the beauty of Longwood’s fall displays and create a picture to remember. This class is for fun: be bold, playful, passionate, and experiment! No previous experience is needed, just a willingness to enjoy and play with color and shapes. You’ll be inspired by fall’s colors and textures. If you’ve been hesitant to try an art class, this is the one for you. Appropriate for all levels of experience. You will receive a set of oil pastels to use in class and take home.

Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors Put on your hat and scarf and take advantage of this rare opportunity to shoot the holiday outdoor light displays without the crowds. A short, illustrated introductory lecture starts your evening. Most of the class time is reserved for shooting in the outside Gardens to capture Longwood’s magnificent Christmas light display. Share your favorite image at the end of the night for comments from the instructor and an enlightening critique from everyone in the class. Don’t miss this sneak peek before the crowds block your perfect shot! Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer and a flash drive to download images for the 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. Except for a brief introduction, the class will be held entirely outside in the Gardens. Please dress for the weather. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Christmas Unplugged HT with Dick Greenwood

Date Sunday, December 2 6:30–9:30 am Fee $129 Where Catalpa Room & Conservatory With all the attention on the illuminated display, it’s easy to forget about the beauty hiding beneath the lights. Spend an early morning waking up with the display and get a chance to see the East Conservatory’s grandeur without the crowds. Shoot the trimmed trees, the gorgeous winter display, and the ornamentation of a Longwood Christmas uninterrupted and unplugged. This class is open to all who own a digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses. Bring your camera, tripod, and remote shutter release. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

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Floral Design Certificate of Merit Recognition Become a part of one of the Northeast’s most respected and forwardthinking 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 aesthetic through individual attention from highly trained and imaginative instructors.

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key CC

  Core Courses

EC

  Elective Courses

Certificate of Merit Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of our graduates! If you have completed the requirements for one of our Certificates of Merit, join us for a celebration on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: longwoodgardens.org/continuingeducation 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 Requirements

Core Courses

Electives Minimum of seven credits

Floral Design Certificate Exam

–– –– Basic Floral Design I (Begin the Certificate of Merit program with Basic Floral Design I. Other core courses may be taken in any order, in any time period.) –– Basic Floral Design II –– Advanced Floral Design I –– Advanced Floral Design II –– Introduction to Ikebana –– Floral Design Lecture –– –– –– A selection of elective courses will be offered every year. These offerings are subject to change from year to year. Each elective is one credit unless otherwise noted. –– –– –– Students are eligible to take the Certificate Exam after all requirements have been met.


Floral Design

Floral Fun Classes 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, you create a themed design, perfect for weekend entertaining, to give as a gift, or just to enjoy at home. Our Floral Fun Classes are inexpensive, lots of fun, and a perfect outing to share with a friend! These classes 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 $49 Where Acer Room The theme for Floral Fun this year is Celebrate America. Each month we’ll explore a different region or state or city and create a design inspired by the beauty there. We’ll provide the container, flowers, and foliage and you’ll take home a beautiful arrangement.

January: New England with Leona Swiacki Thursday, January 25, 1–3 pm

February: Pacific Northwest with Kathy Andrzejewski Friday, February 9, 5:30–7:30 pm

March: Virginia with Melissa Palmer Friday, March 9, 1–3 pm

April: New York City with Darcie Garcia Thursday, April 26, 6–8 pm

May: Southern Charm with Chad Wlazelek Tuesday, May 22, 6:30–8:30 pm

June: Philadelphia with Shannon Toal Thursday, June 21, 1–3 pm

July: Hawaii with Renee Tucci Thursday, July 26, 1–3 pm

August: Jersey Shore with Shawn Alexandra Graham Friday, August 24, 9–11 am

September: Pennsylvania Dutch with Mara Tyler Tuesday, September 25, 6–8 pm

October: Yellowstone National Park with Roseanne Christian Thursday, October 25, 6–8 pm

November: The Corn Belt with James Sutton Tuesday, November 6, 6:30–8:30 pm

December: Mississippi with Karl Gercens Wednesday, December 12, 1–3 pm

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Comprehensive Wedding Design

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Principles of Color

2 credits with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

3 credits with Theresa Clower Dates Saturday, January 20 Sunday, January 21 Saturday, January 27 Sunday, January 28 9 am–4 pm 4 sessions Fee $499, Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch 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 fullscale wedding and reception. Topics include basic corsages, boutonnières, flower girl headpieces and bouquets; 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. Inclement Weather Date January 30

Dates Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, March 1 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions Fee $319, Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch each day Where Acer Room OR

Dates Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions Fee $319, Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch 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 its role using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds in this two day workshop. Properties, psychological effects, and harmonies of color will be discussed with students creating beautiful designs in prescribed hues and harmonies. Inclement Weather Date March 3

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Floral Design CC

Basic Floral Design I

with Jane Godshalk or Cres Motzi

with Cres Motzi Dates Tuesdays, March 6–April 10 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $339 Where Acer Room OR

with Cres Motzi Dates Tuesdays, March 6–April 10 6–9 pm 6 sessions Fee $339 Where Acer Room OR

with Jane Godshalk Dates Saturdays, October 6–20 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $339 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch each day Where Acer Room

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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. Inclement Weather Date April 17


Floral Design CC

Advanced Floral Design II

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

Dates Saturdays, March 10–24 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $369 Includes Dining Dollars card towards lunch 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.

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Foliage Manipulation Studio

with Cres Motzi and Midori Tanimune

Date Wednesday, March 28 1–4 pm Fee $99 Where Acer Room In this studio class, learn and practice foliage manipulation techniques such as bending, binding, folding, braiding, and weaving to take your designs to the next level. These structural accents will transform your floral composition and add contemporary flair. There is plenty of time for the techniques to be demonstrated and for you to practice on your own under the guidance of Cres and Midori. The studio does not include a finished floral arrangement.

Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring for subsequent sessions.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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A Touch of Spring

EC

A Grand Bouquet

with Jane Godshalk

with Jane Godshalk

Date Saturday, April 7 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, April 7 1–4 pm

Fee $109

Fee $129

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Celebrate spring with a series of vases holding festive spring flowers. Use a new technique that allows glass vases to overflow with stems and blossoms. A copper wire grid will support the flower heads while allowing stems to be inserted into fresh water. The look is light and airy and the impact is high.

Go beyond the traditional size of a hand-held bouquet using the new floral mesh. Flora mesh, once only available in Europe, will be used to extend the size and drama of a traditional bouquet allowing for stems to be supported beyond the size of the hand. With foliage and flowers the support will disappear as the bouquet expands. Bring a tall vase with a 6"–10" opening to hold your grand bouquet.

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A Floral Show Extravaganza CC

The Art of the Party: Backyard to Ballroom with Jane Godshalk Date Tuesday, April 10 4–6 pm Fee $65 Preferred Seating $45 Open Seating Where Ballroom If you have taken floral design courses at Longwood, there’s no doubt that you know Jane Godshalk, AIFD. But did you realize that she is internationally recognized as a designer, having represented the United States at the RHS Chelsea Garden Show in London and at the World Flower Show in Dublin? We are delighted to welcome her back to the Longwood Ballroom for an evening to inspire your next party. In this lively and fun evening, join Jane as she demonstrates how to set the table with flowers for your next fête. Learn to match the formality of the setting with the appropriate colors and textures for the best effect. Watch as Jane uses a vast array of techniques that are translatable to your home or event on any scale.

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Jane has received awards from the Garden Club of America and by the American Horticultural Society for her passion and skill as an educator. She has trained the world over, and draws upon this experience while putting her own distinctly American signature on each and every design. See her demonstrate designs for a tea, a formal setting, a beach party, even a vegetable garden. Everyone loves a party and there’s no better setting for one than a garden. The evening includes a complimentary wine and cheese reception and silent auction for a chance to bid on Jane’s designs. This show counts as the Floral Design Lecture credit towards the Floral Design Certificate.


Floral Design CC

Basic Floral Design II

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

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Introduction to Ikebana

with Janet Solomon and Midori Tanimune

Dates Wednesdays, April 11–May 16 1–4 pm 6 sessions

Dates Friday, April 13, 1–4 pm Saturday, April 14, 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions

Fee $339

Fee $229 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch on Saturday

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Dates Saturdays, November 3–17 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $339 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Acer Room 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.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Dates Tuesday, September 11, 1–4 pm Wednesday, September 12, 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions Fee $229 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch on Saturday 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. All containers and kenzans will be provided. Please bring floral scissors and a carton or box for transporting your arrangements.

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Floral Design Floral Design Certificate Exam HT

Grow & Know: Peonies HT

with Jane Godshalk

with Jane Godshalk and Eleanor Tickner

Date Friday, May 4 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, May 17 8 am–12:30 pm

Fee $99

Fee $149

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room & A Peony Garden in Glen Mills

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Date Saturday, October 27 9 am–12 pm Fee $99 Where Acer Room Students who complete all of the requirements listed on page 88 are eligible to take the floral design certificate exam. The exam includes a written test, identification of flowers, and floral designrelated 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 classroom, about six weeks in advance. The candidate must earn a minimum of 70% on the written and practical exam to earn the Certificate of Merit in Floral Design.

Lush, fragrant peonies ...gorgeous in the garden, gorgeous in floral arrangements. Learn tips for selecting peony varieties, growing and harvesting, and also some new ideas and techniques for using peonies as cut flowers. Take a trip with us to A Peony Garden in Glen Mills and select your own stems. When we return to Longwood, Jane will guide you through the process of adding greens and making your own arrangement using freshly cut peonies and fresh water mechanics for a long lasting design. Please bring a vase with a 5"–8" opening. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase additional cut stems from A Peony Garden for your own use. If you wish to purchase additional peonies, bring a bucket or deep container no larger than 12" across the top. Flowers and greens for the classroom arrangement, and bus transportation to A Peony Garden are included.

Inclement Weather Date May 24

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

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Floral Design EC

Hogarth Curve

with Jane Godshalk The 18th century painter, William Hogarth, originated the artistic idea of the Line of Beauty, an S-Curve to bring grace and elegance to art forms. This line is used in the popular Hogarth floral design. Learn the principles of proportion, balance, and focal area to create this pleasing design.

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Summer Floral Immersion: Advanced I & II with Theresa Clower and Jane Godshalk Dates Thursday–Sunday, June 7–10 8 am–6 pm 4 day-long sessions Fee $749 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch each day

Classical Hogarth Design Create a classical mass arrangement using asymmetric balance and the S-curve line of beauty. Emphasis will be placed on proper focal area and proportions. Date Friday, May 18 9 am–12 pm Fee $119 Where Acer Room

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Modern Hogarth Design Take the traditional Hogarth Curve and exaggerate the line of beauty using cutting-edge materials and contemporary techniques.

Where Acer Room Complete Advanced Floral Design I and Advanced Floral Design II in a concentrated format. This is a fun and intensive, four-day learning experience. Advanced concepts using exceptional flowers and greens, include linear, sheltered, structure, Phoenix, New Convention, abstract, and cascade or waterfall designs. Master techniques such as basing, binding, banding, and using structural elements in a wide variety of conventions. Take your designs to the next level and learn how to design without oasis, integrate fruits and vegetables, and explore emotions through the use of four spheres of design. Containers and all floral material will be provided, comfortable shoes and clothing suggested.

Date Friday, May 18 1–4 pm Fee $119 Where Acer Room

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Floral Design EC

Grace and Movement

A Day in DC with AIFD HT

with Midori Tanimune

Date Friday, June 22 9 am–12 pm

Date Monday, July 2 6 am–7 pm

Fee $79

Fee $349, Includes one-day admission to AIFD Symposium, breakfast, lunch, and transportation

Where Acer Room Create an Ikebana-styled composition inspired by movement. Rise, climb, expand, swell, or bounce using minimal flowers and foliage. Midori’s expertise and long career in Ikebana floral design will help you translate the emotion from each bend and sway within your design. Bring kenzan or vase included.

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot Join Longwood for an exciting opportunity to see the greatest floral designers in the world as they come together in Washington, DC for the annual American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Symposium. This event will include an exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes at the symposium before the designs reach the main stage. Holly Chapple is the headliner and she will present a lively and unforgettable demonstration of the hottest wedding trends. Learn from the experts throughout the day with the opportunity to choose between various concurrent demonstrations. Cap off your day at the main stage program featuring top designers from around the world. This trip is for designers of all skills and abilities, but does not include a hands-on component. After a day at the symposium, you may be inspired to test for AIFD accreditation, and perhaps one day you’ll be on the main stage! To learn more about AIFD, visit aifd.org. The bus leaves promptly at 6 am. A breakfast to eat on the bus will be provided along with lunch together in a restaurant in DC. Please dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes for a lot of walking.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Designing with a Dutch Master

CC

Advanced Floral Design I

with Jane Godshalk

with Renè van Rems Don’t miss this opportunity to study with Renè van Rems, AIFD. This world renowned Dutch Master Floral designer returns to Longwood for a full day. Treat yourself to two hands-on workshops with Renè for a more in-depth study.

Dates Thursdays, September 6–October 11 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $369

Date Saturday, June 30 9 am–12 pm Fee $189 Where Acer Room Renè van Rems, AIFD will demonstrate and lecture on the popular “period” style of Flemish Floral art. Learn about this loosely arranged garden style technique. Flemish design style uses garden flowers, greens, and berries to create depth and dimension. Or spend the day... EC

Voluptuous Vase

Date Saturday, June 30 1–4 pm

Where Acer Room Expand and refine your floral design skills by exploring historical and international floral design. This course includes advanced linear, sheltered, Phoenix, wire structure, abstract, and cascade or waterfall designs. Techniques include basing, binding, banding, wiring, taping, and use of chicken wire as you work with a wide range 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 techniques and materials to create exceptional designs. Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring to subsequent sessions.

Fee $189 Where Acer Room Renè shares tips and tricks on what makes a naturalistic “flowers in a vase” composition that will please all your senses. He will show you both the basic and advanced steps to easily create this large, three-dimensional design. Discover steps to better flower care to make your arrangement long-lasting. Renè’s books will be available for signing at this event. 104 Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens / 2018


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Floral Design EC

Make Mechanics Matter

with Theresa Clower

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Paradise Found

with Renee Tucci

Date Friday, September 14 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, September 22 9 am–12 pm

Fee $109

Fee $109

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Designers are looking for interesting and pleasing ways to support their material while using less oasis due to its environmental impact. This class will give students an opportunity to explore kubari, the placement of branches or twigs in a container to support the materials in the arrangement. This technique, used in Ikebana for centuries, has become a popular alternative to traditional Westernstyle mechanics and adds an element of beauty to your design.

Large leaves, radiating colors, and unique forms of tropical flowers elevate any design. Using such bold elements can be challenging and Renee will show you how to incorporate them effectively for a dramatic design. She’ll share special techniques to take advantage of the unique properties of these exotics. Take home your own little slice of tropical paradise! Includes container.

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Floral Design EC

From Garden to Table Design

with Cres Motzi

EC

Thanksgiving Tablepiece

with Roseann Christian

Date Friday, October 26 9 am–12 pm

Date Tuesday, November 20 6–9 pm

Fee $109

Fee $109

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Sustainable flower sourcing is the goal of many ecology-minded designers. Is it truly possible to have flowers that log relatively few flight or truck miles? It is—even on a small property if you grow annuals, perennials, shrubs and houseplants that offer foliage, flowers, and/or berries. Create a natural design using locally sourced flowers and foliage to inspire and encourage you to create from your own garden. Suggestions of what to plant in your garden to provide year-round design materials will be discussed.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Your Thanksgiving guests will be talking about more than your turkey when they see your traditional table arrangement created by you… using non–traditional materials. Implementing the principles and elements of design, considering light, texture, and proportion, we’ll use bright seasonal flowers, variegated foliage, artichokes, and succulents. Learn techniques to secure these interesting materials in the design. Your centerpiece will be the talk of the season!

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Floral Design EC

Magnificent Mantels

with Jim Sutton

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Berry Christmas!

with Theresa Clower

Date Saturday, December 1 9 am–12 pm

Date Sunday, December 2 9 am–12 pm

Fee $119

Fee $109

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

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Date Saturday, December 1 1–4 pm Fee $119 Where Acer Room

Back by popular demand…Join us as we approach the age-old tradition of wreathmaking with an eye toward a new and exciting design. Using a variety of mosses and cranberries you will create a beautiful and unique wreath to set on your holiday table or hang on your door. Stretching your thinking about how a wreath should look may unlock a whole realm of possible materials and shapes.

Make your mantel magnificent! Create a stunning mantelpiece with a variety of dried materials, cones, and ribbon. Festive lights woven through the mantelpiece add real impact and sparkle. Dazzle your friends and family with a beautiful mantelpiece that will catch the eye from a distance and have beautiful close up details. Light strand is included.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Floral Design EC

Traditional Holiday Wreaths

with Theresa Clower

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Christmas Inside or Out

with Cres Motzi

Date Sunday, December 2 1:30–4:30 pm

Date Saturday, December 8 9 am–12 pm

Fee $109

Fee $109

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

The holidays begin with hanging the wreath on the door! Join us as we learn how to make a traditional, lush, mixed-green wreath that will be sure to draw comments from your guests as they arrive. Berries, fruit, pine cones, pods, nuts, ribbons, and more will be available to add to your creation.

Design a large, festive arrangement using fragrant evergreens, winterberries, and branches to celebrate the holiday. Place this design in your decorative container that can accommodate a plastic container measuring 10" deep by 9" wide. Suitable for indoor or outdoor placement.

Bring pruners and floral clippers.

Bring clippers and gardening gloves.

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Fully Online

Fully Online Classes

Dig In! Vegetable HT Gardening for Beginners with Elizabeth Alakszay

Students from across the globe can take online courses through Longwood Gardens! Work at your own pace while learning from Longwood’s experts in our interactive online courses. Longwood Gardens is committed to providing excellence in education both on-site and online. We offer a variety of fully online courses, including digital garden photography, plant identification, and vegetable gardening. We invite you to try these fun, interactive, learning opportunities through Longwood Gardens. Additional information about all of our online opportunities is available at longwoodgardens.org/onlinelearning.

Date Opens Monday, February 5 6–week online course Fee $99 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 hands-on 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. There are no prerequisites for this course, and it will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for one month after the course closes.

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An Appreciation of Plants: IdentiďŹ cation and Use Learn to identify and appreciate commonly used plants on your own schedule. Longwood Gardens is partnering with North Carolina State University to provide a unique fully online survey of plants. This survey will expose you to plants that can be grown throughout the nation. The use and key identifying characteristics of these plants are conveyed through photo stories, presentations, online fact pages, and beautiful images. EC

Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants with Lucy Bradley

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Annuals, Perennials, and Vines with Lucy Bradley Date Opens Monday, July 9 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully online This collection of plants will add a burst of color to your landscape with exciting textures and blooms. Learn to recognize and use these garden favorites to accentuate your landscape. EC

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

with Lucy Bradley Date Opens Monday, March 5 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully online Explore the edible side of the landscape with an exploration of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Extend your growing season with bulbs and even houseplants.

Date Opens Monday, September 10 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully Online Explore the world of traditional woody plants including flowering trees, shrubs, and conifers. Learn cultural information about these structural plantings and their use in the landscape.

Each course includes 4-month access to the living collection at Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admissions and get the opportunity to view these plants in our seasonal displays and permanent collection. These courses will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for six months after the course closes. These courses can be used toward Longwood’s Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture and count as a 3-week elective. Please be aware that plants taught in these online courses are the more common varieties and may have been presented in previous onsite courses within the Ornamental Horticulture Certificate Program. 113


Fully Online CC

Digital Garden HT Photography Basic I

Plant Science: HT Understanding Plants

with Dick Greenwood

with Jeff Jabco

Date Opens Monday, June 18 5-week online course

Dates Opens, Monday, November 5 6-week online course

Fee $179

Fee $179

Where Fully online

Where Fully online

Make your garden images stand out by learning basic digital photographic techniques in clear, easily applied terms. This five-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 review from the instructor.

Ever wonder what a phrase such as “dentate margin” means? Improve your plant identification skills through a study of leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits. Look in detail at the methods (morphology) and terminology (nomenclature) used to describe plants throughout the seasons. You will also gain an understanding of the botanical system of plant names and how the plant kingdom is organized. This is important “groundwork” for anyone hoping to become a better gardener.

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).

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General Information and Registration Sign Up Early! Some classes fill quickly. World-class instruction is our goal, so additional students are not added to courses that have sold out. Questions, Comments and Concerns Please send your feedback about the Continuing Education Program to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. We welcome your input. Instructor Bios Available on our website. Photography Usage Any photographs taken in our photography classes cannot be used for commercial uses. 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 photographed, recorded, and/or videotaped. By registering for the course, you are granting your permission to be included in these photos, recordings, and/or videos. Cell Phones Off Please No texting or recording is permissible during class. Photos are welcome upon instructor’s invitation. 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 http://longwoodgardens.org/visit/ weather-event or call the Continuing Education Office, 610.388.5454. We will send a notification email when possible for weather related changes. 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. If Your Class Includes a Dining Dollars Card Our Dining Dollars card covers the cost of a “value meal” at the Terrace Restaurant. If you prefer a different meal, it may not fully cover it, or you may keep the card with a credit for a future meal. Continuing Education Credits Professional CEUs for ASHS, APLD, ASLA, ISA, State Landscape Architects, NovaAOLCP, PA Master Naturalist, 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 $30 processing fee) will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received at lease two weeks before the event. Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the start of classes will not be refunded.

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Experience Our Seasons in 2018 Orchid Extravaganza January 20–March 25 Escape the winter doldrums and relish the colorful beauty of Orchid Extravaganza. Thousands of blooming orchids fill our warm Conservatory, arching over walkways, overflowing from baskets, and forming elaborate arrangements and artful displays. In March, our Winter Blues Festival features the sounds of the blues against a stunning backdrop of blue-flowering plants in our Conservatory.

Spring Blooms March 31–May 6 The landscape bursts with color as vibrant tulips, daffodils, wisteria, and flowering trees herald spring’s arrival. Explore our inspiring beauty as you bask in the emerging warmth of spring.

Festival of Fountains May 7–September 30 Fountains dance, colorful gardens flourish, and our historic trees offer shady respite from summer’s warmth. At night, music fills the Gardens as you dine under the stars and our Illuminated Fountain Performances amaze. Six special evenings feature Fireworks & Fountains Shows for an unforgettable spectacle.

Chrysanthemum Festival October 5–November 18 Chrysanthemum Festival is one of the largest and oldest chrysanthemum displays in North America. Thousands of chrysanthemums are nurtured and trained, some for more than a year, by our expert horticulturists to resemble orbs, spirals, shields, pagodas and more.

A Longwood Christmas November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019 A half-million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, and magnificently decorated trees herald the arrival of A Longwood Christmas. Festive performances share the sounds of the season and illuminated fountains dance to music.

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Field Guide to Continuing Education 2018  

Excellence in education is at the heart of Longwood’s mission. Our staff and instructors are excited to provide you with a world-class exp...