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Field Guide to Continuing Education 2019 Course Catalog

Broaden your world by learning in ours.


Welcome to the 2019 Continuing Education Field Guide As you delve into the many courses and programs we have planned for the year, we hope that you will be inspired to expand upon your expertise or explore something entirely new to you. Led by world-class instructors, our courses are tailored for every level of experience and—now with even more courses available online—every busy schedule. Indulge your creative side, enhance your gardening skills, or tackle a topic totally new to you . . . the possibilities are endless. We invite you to broaden your world by learning in ours.

About this Catalog This year, we are focusing on the beauty and power of seeds and their impact beyond your garden. We encourage everyone to explore the life cycle of plants, starting from seed—the reason that gardens and natural lands invite, delight, nourish, and comfort us all.


Contents Courses by Date Horticulture and Gardening Ornamental Horticulture

4 9 10

Landscape Design

49

Tours and Lectures

59

Creative Arts

71

Floral Design

91

Classroom Map, General Information, & Registration

114

Course Key PS

Plant Science

CC

Core Course

HT

Horticulture-Technique Course

EC

Elective Course

New Offering

FO

Fully Online

All classes in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2019 (January 1–June 30)

All classes in light gray shaded boxes take place in the second half of 2019 (July 1–December 31)

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Courses by Date Color Key Horticulture and Gardening

Tours and Lectures

Ornamental Horticulture

Creative Arts

Landscape Design

Floral Design

Start Date

Course Code

Course Name

January 6

191LDGCM

Introduction to Graphic Communications

Page

January 7

191ADBSA

Botanical Illustration Studio

72

January 10

191LDSSE

Designing Storm Water Solutions

50

January 12

191FDTPM

Grand Tropicals: Tall and Proud

94

January 12

191FDLLA

Grand Tropicals: Luscious and Low

94

January 15

191HSMGE

Plant Science: Math for the Garden and Landscape

12

January 19

191FDCWD

Comprehensive Wedding Design

94

50

January 22

191ADREX

Re-Imagine Online!

January 22

191FDWWE

Winter Whites with a Twist of Lime

95

January 23

191FDX1A

Floral Fun with Copper

93

January 27

191ADPTM

Photographing the Seasons at Longwood

73

January 30

191LDL1A

Landscape Design I

52

74

73

FO

February 1

191ADMPM

Macro Photography: Seeds am

February 1

191ADMPM

Macro Photography: Seeds pm

74

February 2

191FDB1D

Basic Floral Design I

96

February 3

191LDPDM

Planting Design

53

February 6

191OHSLE

Plant Science: Soils

12

February 9

191PSIID

Ideas for Impact: The World of Mushrooms

60

February 11

191XVEGD

Dig In! Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

February 12

191FDX2A

Floral Fun with Mercury

93

February 12

191LDPPE

People, Plants, & Landscape Design

53

February 16

191HTMSM

Mini Marvels: Moss for the Home and Garden

22

February 19

191LLSBE

Longwood Lecture Series— The Search for Blue: Echiums, Poppies, and Cineraria

62

February 22

191HTBBA

Identifying Woody Plants in Winter I

23

February 22

191HTBBM

Identifying Woody Plants in Winter II

23

February 23

191HTVGD

Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp

24

February 25

191ADB2A

Botanical Illustration Studio

72

February 25

191ADIBM

Introduction to Botanical Illustration

74

February 25

191ADBIE

An Evening in Botanical Illustration

76

March 1

191FDPCD

Principles of Color

97

March 2

191PSB1M

Bonsai Basics am

24

March 2

191PSB2A

Bonsai Basics pm

24

March 2

191LDSDM

Sketching for Designers

54

March 3

191PSB3M

Bonsai Basics am

24

March 3

191PSB4A

Bonsai Basics pm

24

March 7

191PSPSA

Gregarious Galanthus: Propagating Snowdrops

25

March 7

191PSWGE

Glorious Galanthus: The Best Selections for the Winter Garden

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FO

22

25, 66


March 4

191OHXED

Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants

March 8

191FDB1M

Basic Floral Design I

March 8

191FDAIA

Advanced Floral Design I

97

March 9

191HTPTA

Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees am

27

March 9

191HTPTM

Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees pm

27

March 9

191HTGDA

Get the Dirt on Dirt

27

March 12

191FDX3A

Floral Fun with Cobalt

93

March 12

191OHSFE

Small Flowering Trees

13

March 16

191ADPPA

Pencil Power: Basic Drawing

77

March 18

191OHEXE

A Second Look at Spring: Plants to Extend the Season

14

March 19

191FDFME

Foliage Manipulation Studio

99

March 23

191FDB2D

Basic Floral Design II

99

March 24

191HTWBM

What’s All the Buzz?

March 26

191FDFJE

Floral Jewelry

March 31

191ADCPA

Interpretations in Colored Pencils

March 31

191FDIID

Introduction to Ikebana

April 2

191LLTRE

Longwood Lecture Series— Adventures at the Tournament of Roses Parade

62

April 3

191FDX4E

Floral Fun with Sodium

93

April 4

191PSCRE

The Strange World of Seeds: Book Talk and Signing

65

April 5

191PSESE

A Community Conversation with Thor Hanson

65

April 6

191HTKSM

Knowing, Sowing, and Growing: Seeds

April 9

191FDSLA

Fit for a Queen

102

April 10

191FDHBM

Hail Britannia

103

April 10

191FDRRA

Reaching Royal Heights

103

April 11

191FDRAD

Regally Arranged

103

April 13

191HTPSA

Performance Pruning: Shrubs am

30

April 13

191HTPSM

Performance Pruning: Shrubs pm

30

April 14

191PSGCM

The Gardener and the Chef: The Wide World of Grains

30

April 14

191PSGGA

Growing Great Grains

31

April 16

191LDWGE

The Wild Garden, Designed

54

April 18

191OHDSE

Ornamental and Native Shrubs

14

April 19

191ADDLM

By the Dawn’s Early Light

78

April 20

191ADBJM

Botanically Inspired Jewelry: Seed Pendant

78

April 25

191PSCTD

Champion Tree Tour: Trees of Bucks County

31, 66

April 27

191HTALA

Growing an Aromatic Life

May 2

191FDAAE

Artfully Arranged

104

May 3

191FDEXM

Floral Design Certificate Exam

104

May 3

191PSGTD

A Garden Tour with “Class”

May 4

191FDNBD

What’s New in Bouquets

May 4

191PSSFM

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

32

May 4

191PSIIM

Identifying Invasives

33

May 6

191PSSSM

Succulents on Structures

33

May 6

191PSGCA

Crevice Gardening in a Trough

34

May 8

191ADNND

A Naturalist’s Notebook

80

May 9

191PSPNA

Painting with Natural Dyes am

80

May 9

191PSPNM

Painting with Natural Dyes pm

May 10

191FDCMM

Let’s Celebrate Moms!

May 11

191PSWGM

Water Gardening in a Container

34

May 11

191HTIHM

Inside the Hive

35

May 14

191HTWIM

Weed Identification

35

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FO

13 96

28 100 77 100

28

32

67 105

80 105

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May 14

191HTTTA

Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management

36

May 15

191HTPIM

Pest Identification

36

May 15

191HTPDA

Plant Disease Identification

May 17

191FDSID

Floral Immersion: Basic I and II

May 18

191HTPPM

Plants for Pollinators

37

May 19

191PSFFM

From Fossils to Field Work: Preserving Plants

38

May 22

191FDX5A

Floral Fun with Neon

93

June 5

191OHUHE

Underutilized Herbaceous Plants

June 5

191PSHSD

The Heritage of Seeds: Growing Historically Important Crops

38, 67

June 6

191LDEDD

Elements of Design Tour: Philadelphia’s Water Management

55, 68

June 6

191OHA1E

All-Purpose Annuals (Part I)

16

June 8

191HTWSM

What’s at Stake

39

June 8

191PSMXA

Mixed Medley: Annuals & Perennials Container am

39

June 8

191PSMXM

Mixed Medley: Annuals & Perennials Container pm

39

June 8

191HTWWA

Wattle this Way

41

June 9

191PSPPM

Potted Pleasure for Sun

41

June 9

191PSPPA

Potted Pleasure for Shade

42 93

37 106

16

June 12

191FDX6E

Floral Fun with Nitrogen

June 14

191PSG2M

The Gardener and the Chef: Summer Fruits

42

June 14

191PSNTD

Specialty Nursery Tour

68

June 15

191PSTWM

Tillandsia: You’re Framed!

81

June 15

191PSWHA

Build a Wave Hill Chair

June 24

191ADDGX

Digital Garden Photography Basic I

June 29

191ADGPA

A Beginner’s Approach to Garden Photography

July 8

192OHXAD

Annuals, Perennials, and Vines

July 15

192ADIBM

Introduction to Botanical Illustration

July 15

192ADBIE

An Evening in Botanical Illustration

76

July 28

192LDGCA

Introduction to Graphic Communications

50

July 30

192FDX7A

Floral Fun with Helium

93

August 3

192PSSLM

Spotted Lantern Fly: What You Need to Know

44

August 3

192PSBYA

What’s Bugging You in Your Garden?

44

August 6

192ADNCM

Nooks & Crannies: Main Fountain Garden

83

August 6

192GDPAE

Design, Create, Construct: Patios

55

August 6

192OHPEE

Perennials

17

August 14

192FDX8E

Floral Fun with Gold

93

August 15

192OHSBE

Summer-Flowering Bulbs

18

August 17

191PSHEA

Herbal Extracts 101

45

August 18

192PSHTM

The Gardener and the Chef: Heirloom Tomatoes

45

August 18

192PSTTA

The Traveling Tomato and Other Versatile Veggies

46

August 21

192LDL1E

Landscape Design I

52

August 23

192ADWWD

Water, Water Everywhere

83

September 5

192OHEPE

Edible Plants

18

September 6

192ADPPA

Pastels in Plein Air

84

September 6

192FDIID

Introduction to Ikebana

September 8

192ADFWA

Fearless Watercolor

September 10

192FDX9E

Floral Fun with Krypton

93

September 10

192HTWIM

Weed Identification

35

September 10

192HTTTA

Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management

36

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81 FO

FO

82 82

17 74

100 84


September 10

192ADPOE

Photo Op!

September 12

192LDL2E

Landscape Design II

86 56

September 13

192FDB1D

Basic Floral Design I

96

September 13

192LLWMD

Meandering Through the Meadows of the Brandywine

September 15

192FDDXD

Designing for Exhibition

September 16

192ADB2A

Botanical Illustration Studio

September 16

192ADI3M

Introduction to Botanical Illustration

74

September 16

192ADB2E

An Evening in Botanical Illustration

76

September 17

192PSGKE

Grow and Know: Dahlias

September 18

192OHAQE

Aquatic Plants

19

September 19

192ADVWM

Waterlilies in Oil Pastels

86

69 106 72

46, 69

September 21

192FDYYA

Yes Yu-ca-tan!

108

September 21

192FDTTE

Tropical Tiles of the Maya

109

September 22

191FDHID

Get On the “A List”: Hollywood-Inspired Event Workshop

109

September 25

192HTPIM

Pest Identification

September 27

192FDGDE

Grand Design

September 28

192PSLCA

Leaf Casting with Louise am

87

September 28

192PSLCM

Leaf Casting with Louise pm

87

October 1

192FDB2A

Basic Floral Design II

99

October 1

192LDSLA

Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory

56

October 4

192ADIGD

Smart Phoneography Boot Camp

87

October 5

192ADFFM

Photographing Fantastic Foliage

88

October 5

192FDEXM

Floral Design Certificate Exam

October 5

192PSACM

Amazing Autumn Container Workshop

October 6

192FDVBA

Versatile Bamboo

36 110

104 47 110

October 6

192FDX0M

Floral Fun with Calcium

October 10

192PSCTD

Champion Tree Tour: Trees of Bucks County

93

October 12

192FDA2D

Advanced Floral Design II

October 20

192ADCPA

Interpretations in Colored Pencils

October 20

192FDRSD

Recipe for Success!

31, 66 111 77 111

October 21

192OHXTD

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

October 24

192ADALA

Through the Lens: The Architecture of Longwood

November 3

192PSIIM

Identifying Invasives

33

November 8

192PSBJM

Botanically Inspired Jewelry: Botanical Impressions

89

November 12

192OHXPD

Plant Science: Understanding Plants

November 12

192FDX1E

Floral Fun with Iron

93

December 3

192ADLCE

Lights! Camera! Christmas!

89

December 5

192FDX2A

Floral Fun with Silver

December 7

192FDWMM

Wreath Making am

112

December 7

192FDWMA

Wreath Making pm

112

On Demand

190OH21D

Plant Science: Twenty-First Century Trends: An Enrichment Review

longwoodgardens.org/enroll

19

FO

FO

88

20

93

20

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Horticulture and Gardening Longwood offers the opportunity to learn directly from our gardeners and horticulturists in a unique learning environment. Useful and practical information on the care of certain plants or speciďŹ c gardening techniques will add to your knowledge, whatever your level of gardening experience. These courses require no prerequisites, and beginners are welcome. Try one! Ornamental Horticulture Do you hope to advance your career at a public garden, nursery, or landscaping firm? Or perhaps you just love plants and want to learn more about their care and culture. Our Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture is your opportunity to grow your plant knowledge through a series of core and elective courses that offer you the flexibility to choose what best fits your interests and schedule. Turn the page to learn more about the requirements for the Certifi cate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture.

Left: The composite flowers of artichoke, Cynara cardunculus, are striking both fresh-cut and dried and are used in our Christmas display. 9


Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture Students can earn sequential Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture (Level I, II, III) as their knowledge grows. Core courses (to ensure a base level of knowledge) in horticulture and plant sciences, along with electives, plant identification, and horticultural techniques, are available for a tailor-made horticulture learning experience. See our Certificate requirements on the following page and begin—or continue—your journey toward a Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture. 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. Hone identification skills, study live specimens, 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.

Horticulture Technique Courses Develop a new skill or brush up on a gardening topic with our experts in these hands-on classes focused on various horticulture techniques. Whether it’s pruning or planting, we hope you will join us for one of these practical courses.

Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates! If you have completed the requirements for one of our Certificates of Merit, join us for a celebration on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The chart on the following page is for your own reference only. To check your eligibility for the Certificate of Merit, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: longwoodgardens.org/oh-tracking-sheet 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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Ornamental Horticulture Requirements Level I PS

Plant Science

Core Courses

EC

Understanding Plants

Deciduous Trees

Additional Plant Science course

Conifers

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

CC

Perennials

Elective Courses

HT

4 horticulture technique courses of your choice

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Ornamental & Native Shrubs Native Plants

Total Weeks:

Hort-Tech Courses

_______

Level II PS

Plant Science

CC

Any Plant Science course NOT used in Level I

Core Courses

EC

Small Flowering Trees

Broad-Leaved Evergreens

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

Underutilized Plants

Total Weeks:

Core Courses

EC

All-Purpose Annuals

Any Plant Science course NOT used in Level I

Elective Courses

HT

Hort-Tech Courses

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

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

_______

Level III PS

Plant Science

CC

21st Century Trends: An Enrichment Review

No further requirements

Any Plant Science course NOT used in Level I or II

Elective Courses

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

_______

HT

Hort-Tech Courses

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

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Some courses are available as FO Fully Online Courses that are part of the Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture program are listed in blue.

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Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture PS Plant Science: Math for the Garden and Landscape

PS

Plant Science: Soils

with Sarah Deacle

with Nancy Agnew Date Tuesdays, January 15–February 19 5–7 pm 6 sessions Fee $179 by January 8 $189 after January 8 Where Visitor Center Auditorium Determining the proper amount of mulch, soil amendment, seed, and plant material for a project can be a daunting task and a budget buster if you miscalculate. Designed for home gardeners and professionals, this course helps you determine the proper rates and quantities of fertilizers, pesticides, and compost that will elevate your garden or that of your clients. Calibrate your equipment for a more efficient and environmentally friendly growing season and refine your landscape project needs. Unlocking the calculations for the green industry will make you more valuable as an employee or project manager and improve the profitability, safety, and efficiency of your operation. Plenty of practical, real-life problems for both the professional horticulturist and the home gardener are included. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam Tuesday, February 26 Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, March 5

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Dates Wednesdays, February 6–March 13 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions Fee $179 by January 31 $189 after January 31 Where Visitor Center Auditorium Understanding and caring for a garden’s soil is essential for plants to thrive. A plant’s nutrition, growth, and ability to endure environmental conditions all depend heavily on the soil in which it’s growing. Discover how soils differ in texture and structure, physical and chemical properties, and fertility. Learn how a soil’s pH and organic matter affect plant growth and how to work with the soil in your garden to get the best results. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam Wednesday, March 20 Inclement Weather Date Wednesday, March 27


Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture EC FO Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants

CC

Small Flowering Trees

with Robert Dougan

in partnership with NC State University Dates Opens Monday, March 4 6-week online course Fee $179 by February 25 $189 after February 25 Where Fully Online Explore the edible side of the landscape with an exploration of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that do best in your region. Then extend your growing season by learning about how to properly cultivate and identify bulbs and houseplants. Expand your plant knowledge at the times that are most convenient for you with a fullyonline format. Through photo stories, video presentations, online fact pages, an e-book, flash cards, vocabulary games, mystery plants and hundreds of beautiful images, learn the key identifying characteristics of these plants and how best to use them in the landscape. This is one of three separate courses each focused on different plant groupings, including some favorites as well as a few introductions from the research and breeding programs at Longwood Gardens and North Carolina State University. This course includes 6-month access to the living collection at Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admission and enjoy the opportunity to view these plants in our seasonal displays and permanent collection.

Dates Tuesdays, March 12–April 16 6–8 pm 6 sessions Fee $179 by March 5 $189 after March 5 Where Visitor Center Auditorium Flowering trees are among the most eye-catching plants in the spring. Defined as flowering trees less than 40 feet tall, these plants make spectacular statements, accents, and specimen trees in any landscape. This course focuses on identification, culture, and landscape uses of such favorites as dogwoods, cherries, and magnolias, in addition to some beautiful, lesser-known species. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam Tuesday, April 23 Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, April 30 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, March 30 and April 13, 9 am–12 pm, and Tuesdays, April 2 and 16, 2–5 pm

The course will remain open for you to review (unfacilitated) for 6 months after the course closes and counts as a 3-week elective toward Longwood’s Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture. 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.

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Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture EC A Second Look at Spring: Plants to Extend the Season

CC

Ornamental and Native Shrubs

with Eva Monheim

with David Culp Date Mondays, March 18–April 1 6–8 pm 3 sessions

Dates Thursdays, April 18–May 23 5–7 pm 6 sessions

Fee $89 by March 11 $99 after March 11

Fee $179 by March 5 $189 after March 5

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Searching for plants that will fill the gaps in your garden’s bloom period? Looking to extend the time your garden is in its peak glory? Get a jump on spring by exploring underutilized plants that have the potential to add impact when the rest of your garden lies dormant. This early blooming and emerging group of plants is sure to keep your garden colorful and exciting well before spring officially arrives. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam Monday, April 8 Inclement Weather Date Monday, April 15 Guided Plant Walks Monday, April 1, 2–5 pm and Saturday, April 6, 9 am–12 pm

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Discover some of the most outstanding shrubs for the home landscape and learn there’s no need to limit your home landscape selection to just one variety. Explore how to incorporate native ornamental plants that naturalize. Discuss the aesthetic qualities, identification techniques, cultural practices, and landscape uses of many reliably hardy mid-Atlantic shrubs. Review the tried and true classics, popular flowering shrubs, native plants, new cultivars, plants that naturalize well, and lesser-known species. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam Thursday, May 30 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, May 4 and 18, 9 am–12 pm and Thursdays, May 9 and 23, 1–4 pm


Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture CC Underutilized Herbaceous Plants

CC

All-Purpose Annuals (Part I)

with Kris Barry

with Peter Zale Dates Wednesdays, June 5–19 5–7 pm 3 sessions

Dates Thursdays, June 6–20 6–8 pm 3 sessions

Fee $89 by May 29 $99 after May 29

Fee $89 by May 30 $99 after May 30

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Are you passionate about finding cuttingedge, rare, and underutilized plants to create a botanical paradise in your home garden? From hardy garden orchids with exotic landscape appeal, to new breeding breakthroughs and new plant introductions from far-flung corners of the planet, Longwood Gardens’ own plant explorer Peter Zale will encourage, inspire, and challenge you to expand your plant palette and open your horizons to new and exciting herbaceous plants. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam Wednesday, June 26 Guided Plant Walks Wednesday, June 19, 1–4 pm and Saturday, June 22, 8–11 am

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Nothing beats annuals for a big splash of summer color! Even a well-established perennial bed will benefit from the addition of these long-blooming accents. Join us as we navigate the uses, cultural requirements, pests, and diseases of the tried-and-true selections as well as some new varieties. Discuss your favorites and discover some little-known gems. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam Thursday, June 27 Guided Plant Walks Saturday, June 15, 8–11 am and Thursday, June 20, 2–5 pm This year, we have split our 6-week Annuals class into two parts. The second part will be offered as a 3-week class in 2020. There will be an exam after each part, and both parts must be passed for the course to qualify toward the Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture.


Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture EC FO Annuals, Perennials, and Vines

CC

Perennials

with Susan Brutico

in partnership with NC State University Dates Opens Monday, July 8 6-week online course Fee $179 by July 1 $189 after July 1 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 with selections of plants that are best suited for growing throughout the country. Expand your plant knowledge at the times that are most convenient for you with a fully-online format. Through photo stories, video presentations, online fact pages, an e-book, flash cards, vocabulary games, mystery plants, and hundreds of beautiful images learn the key identifying characteristics of these plants and how best to use them in the landscape. This is one of three separate courses, each focused on different plant groupings and each including some favorites as well as a few introductions from the research and breeding programs at Longwood Gardens and North Carolina State University. This course includes 6-month access to the living collection at Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admission and enjoy the opportunity to view these plants in our seasonal displays and permanent collection. The course will remain open for you to review (unfacilitated) for 6 months after the course closes and counts as a 3-week elective toward Longwood’s Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture. 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.

longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Dates Tuesdays, August 6–September 17 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions Fee $179 by July 30 $189 after July 30 Where Visitor Center Auditorium Perennials are among the showiest of plants. With endless ornamental attributes that include colorful flowers and foliage, fragrant and textural interest, ecological benefits, and diversity of size and stature, perennials add versatility and depth to the landscape. Explore ways to incorporate classic perennials and new introductions into gardens, landscapes, meadows, and containers. Learn how to identify, select, and site perennials, and examine the importance of maintenance to achieve optimal growth. Identification and cultural requirements are emphasized to ensure success when selecting perennials. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam Tuesday, September 24 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, August 24 and September 21, 8–11 am, and Tuesdays, August 27 and September 17, 2:30–5:30 pm No Class Tuesday, September 3

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Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture EC

Summer-Flowering Bulbs

with Charles Cresson

EC

Edible Plants

with Pandora Young

Dates Thursdays, August 15–29 5–7 pm 3 sessions

Dates Thursdays, September 5–October 10 5–7 pm 6 sessions

Fee $89 by August 8 $99 after August 8

Fee $179 before August 29 $189 after August 29

Where Acer Room

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Mixed with annuals and perennials or filling empty spaces later in the season, summerflowering bulbs are an important part of the garden palette. Some bring intriguing detail to the garden, while others provide lush foliage and abundant bloom. Winter-hardy varieties return each year and some tender bulbs can overwinter. Most are pest- and disease-resistant, even to deer. This course focuses on the identification and culture of bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers that flower in summer.

Expand your plant palette in a number of ways with this course designed to take your garden into the kitchen year-round. Ornamental plants offer a multi-purposed approach that supports emerging lifestyles and a practical way to look at the garden. This course concentrates on identification, culture, landscape use, and culinary use by focusing on planting combinations of safe, edible species and cultivars that are suitable for growing in the garden or containers. Tasting opportunities will be provided!

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Optional Exam Thursday, September 5

Optional Exam Thursday, October 17

Guided Plant Walks Thursday, August 29, 1–4 pm and Saturday, August 31, 8–11 am

Guided Plant Walks Thursdays, September 26 and October 10, 1–4 pm and Saturdays, September 28 and October 12, 8–11 am

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Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture EC

Aquatic Plants

with Tim Jennings

Dates Wednesdays, September 18–October 2 6:30–8:30 pm 3 sessions Fee $89 by September 11 $79 after September 11 Where Visitor Center Auditorium Dive deep into the mysterious world of aquatic plants and discover the benefits of adding a water garden to your property. Once you understand a few basic principles, learn how easy it is to grow and maintain a tranquil water garden. This course covers the major groups of plants and their care, propagation, and uses in the garden. Labs conducted in our display garden feature both day and night sessions to fully appreciate the variety of plants available. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam Wednesday, October 9 Guided Plant Walks Wednesdays, October 2, 8:45–9:45 pm and October 9, 4–5:30 pm Related Course Water Gardening in a Container on page 34

EC FO

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

in partnership with NC State University

Dates Opens Monday, October 21 6-week online course Fee $179 by October 14 $189 after October 14 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. Expand your plant knowledge at the times that are most convenient for you with a fully-online format. Through photo stories, video presentations, online fact pages, an e-book, flash cards, vocabulary games, mystery plants, and hundreds of beautiful images learn the key identifying characteristics of these plants and how best to use them in the landscape. This is one of three separate courses each focused on different plant groupings, including some favorites as well as a few introductions from the research and breeding programs at Longwood Gardens and North Carolina State University. This course includes 6-month access to the living collection at Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admission and enjoy the opportunity to view these plants in our seasonal displays and permanent collection. The course will remain open for you to review (unfacilitated) for 6 months after the course closes and counts as a 3-week elective toward Longwood’s Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture. 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.

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Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture PS FO Plant Science: Understanding Plants

with Jeff Jabco Dates Opens Tuesday, November 12 6-week online course Fee $179 before November 5 $189 after November 5 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. Gain an understanding of the botanical system of plant names and how the plant kingdom is organized. This course covers important “groundwork” for anyone hoping to become a better gardener. Optional Exam Available until Tuesday, December 24 Related Courses Identifying Woody Plants in Winter I & II on page 23

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PS Plant Science: Twenty-First Century Trends: An Enrichment Review

Fee: $39 for enrichment review in addition to conference registration This offering is for horticulture professionals as well as Continuing Education students who are well versed in horticulture. The class can be used to meet the requirement for Plant Science for the Ornamental Horticulture Certificate, Level III. Each student must register for and attend a daylong conference. A list of annual local conferences is available through the Continuing Education office. Conference must be pre-approved by 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.


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Horticulture and Gardening FO Dig In! Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

HT Mini Marvels: Moss for the Home and Garden

with Elizabeth Alakszay

with Alice Waegel

Dates Opens Monday, February 11 6-week online course

Date Saturday, February 16 9 am–12 pm

Fee $99

Fee $69

Where Fully Online

Where Betula Room

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 interactive 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 and be ready to grow healthy vegetables in your own garden. Go beyond the course. Ask questions about your own garden during two instructor-led online sessions covering additional topics on Wednesdays, February 20 and March 20, from 6:30–7:30 pm. Following the 6-week course, materials will remain open for an additional 3 months for reference during the growing season.

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Unique in the plant kingdom, mosses are tiny, primitive plants that have no roots and produce spores. Despite their small stature, they can make a significant statement in the garden and in containers when well planted and tended. Understand the basics of moss gardening and explore the most versatile moss species as you explore their cultural conditions and ornamental characteristics. All participants will design and build their own moss terrarium to take home. Inclement Weather Date Sunday, February 17


Horticulture and Gardening HT Identifying Woody Plants in Winter I

HT Identifying Woody Plants in Winter II

with Matthew Ross

with Matthew Ross

Date Friday, February 22 9 am–12 pm for Beginners

Date Friday, February 22 1–4 pm Advanced Techniques

Fee $49

Fee $49

Where Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room

With brilliant colored stems, deeply furrowed bark, and the remnants of fruit and seed pods gracing the winter landscape, many of our woody plants have different characteristics during the dormant season. The ability to discern a plant’s characteristics during the winter months can be a tricky task for even a skilled horticulturist. This course demystifies the twig identification process through class discussion, slides, cut twigs, and the review of morphological terms. The morning session for beginners includes an introduction to the terminology as well as basic identification techniques. Please dress for the weather and be prepared for an indoor/outdoor learning experience.

Inclement Weather Date Saturday, February 23

With brilliant colored stems, deeply furrowed bark, and the remnants of fruit and seed pods gracing the winter landscape, many of our woody plants have different characteristics during the dormant season. The ability to discern a plant’s characteristics during the winter months can be a tricky task for even a skilled horticulturist. This course demystifies the twig identification process through class discussion, slides, cut twigs, and the review of morphological terms. The afternoon session covers advanced techniques in plant identification and a greater selection of plant material. Please dress for the weather and be prepared for an indoor/outdoor learning experience.

Inclement Weather Date Saturday, February 23

Related Course Plant Science: Understanding Plants on page 20

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Horticulture and Gardening HT Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp

Bonsai Basics with Kevin Bielicki and Steve Ittel

with David Mattern

Date Saturday, February 23 9 am–3 pm

Demonstration Date Saturday, March 2 8–9:45 am

Fee $89 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Hands-on Session Dates (choose one) Saturday, March 2, 11 am–2 pm Saturday, March 2, 4–7 pm Sunday, March 3, 9 am–12 pm Sunday, March 3, 2–5 pm

Where Betula Room Get ready to train for a successful season of growing vegetables. In this immersive day, discuss principles for designing and creating a vegetable garden, including the location, layout, and bed preparation. Walk around the vegetable garden at Longwood to cement these principles in your mind by seeing them in use. Review common vegetables grown in this area and their basic needs: their sow and harvest times, general care, spacing issues, and pest and disease issues. A hands-on portion completes your day as you create a cropping system for the vegetables and cultivars you want to grow. David Mattern is no drill sergeant, but he’ll get you in great shape for the upcoming season. Fulfills requirements for two Hort-Tech Courses.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, February 24 Related Courses Knowing, Sowing, and Growing: Seeds on page 28 The Traveling Tomato and Other Versatile Veggies on page 46

Fee $189 Where Soil Shed In this beginner course, learn about bonsai, the centuries-old Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs grown in pots or small spaces. Learn the care and culture of bonsai and techniques for designing and maintaining these sculptured treasures. This class has three components: an online introduction, a demonstration, and a hands-on session. When you register, you’ll get access to a series of online instructional videos and lectures. Watch and study them on your own prior to the course date. Then gather to watch a demonstration and live discussion for creating a bonsai tree from scratch. Choose a handson session to attend and work in a small group with a dedicated instructor to guide you through the process of making your own bonsai tree to take home for outdoor display. Register for the hands-on session of your choice, and the other two components are included. Receive 3-month access to information about the Basics of Bonsai course and guided videos to extend your class experience. Course fee includes plant, wire, potting material, container, and bonsai scissors.

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Horticulture and Gardening Gregarious Galanthus: Propagating Snowdrops

Glorious Galanthus: The Best Selections for the Winter Garden

with Wijnen Valentin

with Wijnen Valentin

Date Thursday, March 7 1–4 pm

Date Thursday, March 7 6–8 pm

Fee $89

Fee $29

Where Catalpa Room

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Explore the vast world of snowdrops and enjoy an exclusive opportunity to learn about the best cultivation and propagation techniques from renowned expert and galanthophile Wijnen Valentin. Discover new cultivars and favorite selections, and dive deep into the best practices for breeding and multiplying your harvest. Go through the process of twinscaling in class and take home the fruits of your labor. With your new-found knowledge, your Galanthus collection will be sure to grow.

Explore the latest and greatest selections of Galanthus from across Europe with famed galanthophile Wijnen Valentin. Discover the diversity of herbaceous plants that bloom during even the coldest and snowiest of winter days. Learn about the new selections and recent breeding efforts to infuse the species with striped foliage and yellow coloration. Tips on cultivating the genus are also presented. Inclement Weather Date Friday, March 8

Inclement Weather Date Friday, March 8

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Horticulture and Gardening

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Horticulture and Gardening HT Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees

HT

Get the Dirt on Dirt

with Sarah Deacle

with Andrew Lyman and Mitch Oswald

Date Saturday, March 9 8:30 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, March 9 1–4 pm

Fee $49

Fee $49

Where Catalpa Room

Where Betula Room OR

Date Saturday, March 9 1–4:30 pm Fee $49 Where Catalpa Room

Get your hands dirty while learning about a soil’s profile, fertility, and physical components and what they mean for your garden. Solve the mystery of soil testing and learn how to measure pH and drainage rates. Practice interpreting Penn State soil test reports so you’ll be able to make good decisions about your soil. Course fee includes a Penn State soil test kit.

Improve your trees’ performance and take the mystery out of pruning. Learn correct timing for pruning to ensure optimal blooms and practice techniques to 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.

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Horticulture and Gardening What’s All the Buzz? with Jim Bobb

HT Knowing, Sowing, and Growing: Seeds

with Liz Alakszay

Date Sunday, March 24 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, April 6 9 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $49

Where Betula Room

Where Catalpa Room

Are you considering apiculture as a new hobby? Beekeeping, or apiculture, is the practical management of the social species of honey bees that live in large colonies of up to 60,000 individuals. Observe hive equipment and discuss its intricacies with an expert. Explore the mechanics, cost, and the ideal time to get started. This honey of a class helps take the mystery out of beekeeping. Related Course Inside the Hive on page 35

For a veggie gardener, there is nothing more exciting than seeing seedlings emerge in the garden. Whether sowing them indoors or in formal rows in a potager, seeding can be a fun and easy way to start your vegetable garden. Review proper planting depth, spacing, and placement within the garden for a wide range of vegetable crops and herbs. Learn the process of seed preparation (scarification and stratification), viability, and storage, and take home a selection of beautiful bean, carrot, tomato, and herb seeds ready to plant in your own garden. Related Course Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp on page 24

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Horticulture and Gardening HT

Performance Pruning: Shrubs

with Sam Hoadley

The Gardener and the Chef: The Wide World of Grains with Brie Arthur and Chef Alex Neaton

Date Saturday, April 13 8:30 am–12 pm

Date Sunday, April 14 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $69

Where Catalpa Room

Where Betula Room, Terra Cotta Room OR

Date Saturday, April 13 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 optimal 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.

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From their ancient ancestors to modern varieties, grains have been the world’s largest agricultural crop. Encompassing everything from rice to amaranth and from corn to sorghum, grains are a universal addition to any meal. Learn how to grow and manage these plants in a vegetable garden or formal landscape from gardening expert and author of The Foodscape Revolution, Brie Arthur. Get a close look at creative twists on a traditional grain staple, and sample from Longwood’s chef the full range of possibilities that grains offer. Each student will receive a variety of seeds and a signed copy of The Foodscape Revolution.


Horticulture and Gardening HT

Growing Great Grains

with Brie Arthur

Champion Tree Tour: Trees of Bucks County with Scott Wade

Date Sunday, April 14 1–4 pm

Date Thursday, April 25 8 am–4 pm

Fee $69

Fee $99 Includes boxed lunch

Where Acer Room Have you ever thought about growing wheat or sorghum in your front yard as an alternative to ornamental grasses? Join author and foodscape revolutionary Brie Arthur as she guides you through the many members of Poaceae (grass) family that can end up on your plate. From selections that can work attractively in your formal landscape to harvesting these crops, this course provides the right information to infuse your garden with grains, providing both beauty and bounty. Each student will receive a variety of seeds and a signed copy of The Foodscape Revolution.

Where Meet in the back of the Visitor Center Parking Lot OR Date Thursday, October 10 8 am–4 pm Fee $99 Boxed lunch is included Where Meet in the back of the Visitor Center Parking Lot Come along and be a witness to what time can do in the landscape. We’ll visit champion trees—the biggest, tallest, and oldest in our region—as we travel from Longwood to Bucks County. Participate in citizen science by measuring and recording tree circumferences, heights, and spreads. Discuss tree identification, structure, and natural history. Standing at the base of one of these giant trees is an indescribable experience. 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. Trip leaves promptly at 8 am. Our off-site trips include trees we may have visited in prior years and will have a similar route in both spring and fall offerings.

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Horticulture and Gardening HT

Growing an Aromatic Life

with Linda Shanahan and Eric Vanderhyde

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees with Scott Wade

Date Saturday, April 27 1–4 pm

Date Saturday, May 4 8 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $49

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room and throughout the Gardens

Herbs have been used for thousands of years for health benefits, to preserve our food, and to elevate the experience of living life on Earth. There is no better way to get to know these plants than to grow them yourself! Learn the basics of herb production, plant by plant. Examine propagation, planting, harvesting, and processing of a selection of culinary and medicinal herbs that grow well in our region and discover how to use them in your kitchen, expand your medicine cabinet, and nourish your soul. Take home three organically grown plants to get a jumpstart on the season.

Related Course Herbal Extracts 101 on page 45

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Take an interpretive hike focused on the often-overlooked canopy of Longwood’s natural areas. Get a taste of forest ecology, forensics, and an introduction to dendrochronology as you walk amongst the tallest tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) in the Northeast and investigate the trees that captured the heart of our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, and that ultimately led to the establishment of Longwood. This a rain-or-shine outdoor experience unless severe weather occurs. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You may be walking on uneven paths. The hike leaves promptly at 8 am.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, May 5


Horticulture and Gardening HT

Identifying Invasives

with Erik Stefferud and Joe Thomas

Succulents on Structures with Sarah Carlton

Date Saturday, May 4 9 am–12 pm

Date Monday, May 6 9 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $139

Where Betula Room and throughout the Gardens

Where Catalpa Room

OR Date Sunday, November 3 9 am–12 pm Fee $49 Where Acer Room and throughout the Gardens Callery pear, autumn olive, Japanese stiltgrass, and other invasive plants confound and frustrate Brandywine Valley gardeners every year. Join Longwood’s natural lands experts 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.

A plethora of plants find their way into the minute cracks, crevices, and depressions in rock. Characterized as lithophytes (rock loving plants), many of these plants have adapted to some of the harshest conditions in the world. Get an exclusive opportunity to work with an emerging global leader in the world of rock gardening as Sarah Carlton takes you on a global trek through the stunning succulents that can live and thrive on rocks. Make your own succulent structure as Carlton shares tips and tricks to emulate these conditions. This course requires hand strength and dexterity. All supplies and materials will be provided. Take home a living succulent structure to display indoors or on your patio in the summer.

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

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Horticulture and Gardening Crevice Gardening in a Trough

Water Gardening in a Container

with Sarah Carlton

with Tim Jennings and Mary Allinson

Date Monday, May 6 1–4 pm

Date Saturday, May 11 9 am–12 pm

Fee $139

Fee $99

Where Catalpa Room

Where Soil Shed

Using shards and splinters of rock stacked vertically, create your own crevice garden, with just the right habitat for some of the most alluring and exciting alpine and rock gardening plants. Learn about the culture and care needed to keep your new crevice garden looking good for years to come and take home a completed crevice garden in a trough. This course requires hand strength and dexterity. All supplies and materials will be provided.

Longwood’s Waterlily Display attracts thousands of summer visitors who admire the tranquility and beauty of its unusual plants. Learn how to grow these lovely specimens at home. Engage in 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. 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.

Related Course Aquatic Plants on page 19

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Horticulture and Gardening HT

Inside the Hive

with Jim Bobb

HT Weed Identification with Tanner Delvalle

Date Saturday, May 11 9 am–12 pm

Date Tuesday, May 14 9 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $79

Where Betula Room

Where Acer Room OR

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 mouths of bees? 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, followed by a venture out into the field to open and inspect Longwood’s hives. Bring your questions and get answers and insight into the fascinating world of bees. Related Course Plants for Pollinators on page 37

Date Tuesday, September 10 9 am–12 pm Fee $79 Where Acer Room Know how to identify the plants that are out of place in your landscape. This handson session includes vital identification and management strategies for some broadleaf and grassy weeds common to landscape, turf, and roadside sites. Specialized instruction will focus on life cycles, key characteristics, and plant structures useful in identification practices. Pesticide recertification and/or continuing education credits for this class are sought from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. For more information about credits awarded, please contact the Continuing Education department at 610.388.5454 or help-ce@longwoodgardens.org.

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Horticulture and Gardening HT Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management

HT Pest Identification with Rachel Schnaitman

with Tanner Delvalle

Date Tuesday, May 14 1–4 pm

Date Wednesday, May 15 9 am–12 pm

Fee $79

Fee $79

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

OR Date Tuesday, September 10 1–4 pm Fee $79 Where Acer Room 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. Pesticide recertification and/or continuing education credits for this class are sought from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. For more information about credits awarded, please contact the Continuing Education department at 610.388.5454 or help-ce@longwoodgardens.org.

Date Wednesday, September 25 9 am–12 pm Fee $79 Where Acer Room 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. After the classroom session you’ll have a chance to study pests in the landscape (weather permitting). Pesticide recertification and/or continuing education credits for this class are sought from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. For more information about credits awarded, please contact the Continuing Education department at 610.388.5454 or help-ce@longwoodgardens.org.

Related Course Spotted Lantern Fly: What You Need to Know on page 44

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Horticulture and Gardening HT Plant Disease Identification with Bob Mulrooney

HT

Plants for Pollinators

with Jim Bobb

Date Wednesday, May 15 1–4 pm

Date Saturday, May 18 9 am–12 pm

Fee $79

Fee $49

Where Acer Room

Where Betula 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 plant disease, and when and how to apply controls. In-depth discussions will cover control measures including proper horticultural practices, sanitation, resistant cultivars, and fungicides. Pesticide recertification and/or continuing education credits for this class are sought from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. For more information about credits awarded, please contact the Continuing Education department at 610.388.5454 or help-ce@longwoodgardens.org.

longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Have you wondered how to increase the number of bees and other pollinators in your garden? Perhaps you are seeking ways to do your part to preserve a home and habitat for these pollinators, or you may just want to produce a bountiful harvest of fruits, seeds, and vegetables. Discover what will attract hummingbirds, bees, or butterflies to your garden. If you have honey bees, learn which plants to grow to maximize honey production and stores for the winter. Related Course Inside the Hive on page 35

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Horticulture and Gardening From Fossils to Field Work: Preserving Plants

The Heritage of Seeds: Growing Historically Important Crops

with Sadie Barber and Jordan Teisher

with Eleanor Gould

Date Sunday, May 19 8 am–12 pm

Date Wednesday, June 5 9 am–4 pm

Fee $79

Fee $129 Includes boxed lunch

Where Catalpa Room Preservation of plants in the form of herbarium specimens, seedbanks, or even fossil records gives us a deeper understanding of the flora of a specific place and time, and of its evolution. Much of the knowledge we have about the way in which plants have evolved has been preserved in seeds, leaves, fronds, and flowers. Discover the world of plant preservation with Jordan Teisher from the Academy of Natural Sciences, and journey through plant exploration and the collecting of herbarium specimens with Senior Research Horticulturist and Longwood Fellow Sadie Barber who has worked with one of the most studied collections in the world at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Gain a unique insight to a hidden world of field botany, learn how to press research worthy specimens, and even take home a pressed plant of your own. Includes a flower press and pocket field guide.

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Where Catalpa Room and the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Ever heard of Tennis Ball Lettuce or Texas Bird Pepper? Heritage and heirloom seeds are undergoing a resurgence in modern home gardening and small-scale farming. Discover the breadth of possibilities with Eleanor Gould, Longwood Fellow and former Curator of Gardens at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Following her inspiring lecture and display of historically significant fruits and vegetables, travel to the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum for an interpretive tour of the Heirloom Seed Project. Take home a selection of seeds for your own garden. Trip leaves promptly at 9 am.


Horticulture and Gardening HT

What’s at Stake

with Emma Seniuk

Mixed Medley: Annuals & Perennials Container with Emily Salmons

Date Saturday, June 8 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, June 8 9–11 am

Fee $49

Fee $89

Where Betula Room

Where Catalpa Room & Soil Shed OR

From time to time every gardener needs a way to support a vine, tame a top-heavy perennial, or prop up a rain-laden grass. Discover different materials and approaches to make aesthetically pleasing supports that will add interest to your garden or even disappear. Examine different ideas for trellises as well as for staking and tying perennials and annuals through photos and hands-on demonstrations. This course will be held rain or shine. Please come prepared for all weather conditions.

Date Saturday, June 8 1–3 pm Fee $89 Where Catalpa Room & Soil Shed Create a beautiful mixed medley of annual and perennial plants in a container to enjoy in a sunny location all season long, and 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 and plants.

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Horticulture and Gardening HT

Wattle this Way

with Kerry Ann McLean

Potted Pleasure for Sun with Kris Barry

Date Saturday, June 8 1–4 pm

Date Sunday, June 9 9–11am

Fee $89

Fee $69

Where Betula Room

Where Soil Shed

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-weave woody branches into an ornamental garden structure (roughly 24 inches long and 18 inches high). The versatility, 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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Open any gardening magazine and fabulous combinations of annuals in containers catch your eye. In this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of container gardening, including sun-loving plants, containers, complementary 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 garden magazine cover. 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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Horticulture and Gardening Potted Pleasure for Shade with Kris Barry

The Gardener and the Chef: Summer Fruits with Harold Taylor and Chef Vanessa Casper

Date Sunday, June 9 1–3 pm

Date Friday, June 14 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $69

Fee $69

Where Soil Shed

Where Catalpa Room, Terra Cotta Room

In this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of container gardening and create one to take home. Learn about shade-loving plants, containers, complementary 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 gardening magazine cover. Take home a container suitable for shade. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them. Similar information may be presented at Potted Pleasure for Sun.

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The first bite into a ripe peach or the sweet taste of the perfect blackberry reminds us all of the joys of the summer harvest. Learn about the culture and care for summer fruits as we explore the Idea Garden’s vegetable and fruit collection. Learn when and how to harvest, how to prune for maximum yield, and the science of thinning. Then enjoy the fragrance and flavors of summer with a tasting from Longwood’s pastry chef as she prepares small bites of seasonal cuisine.


Horticulture and Gardening Spotted Lantern Fly: What You Need to Know

What’s Bugging You in Your Garden?

with Amy Korman

with Amy Korman

Date Saturday, August 3 9–11 am

Date Saturday, August 3 1–4 pm

Fee $29

Fee $49

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

The spotted lantern fly has swarmed into our region, and over the past few summers you may have noticed this unwelcome guest in your garden. With the potential of damaging fruit crops, grape vines, and a wide range of landscape plants, learn the facts about this menacing new pest. Amy Korman presents information about proper identification, an overview of their life cycle, susceptible plants species, and methods of control.

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Interested in learning how to best manage your home garden and landscape with minimal impact on the environment? Discover the weeds, insects, and pathogens you may encounter throughout the growing season. Explore some of the best practices to help prevent these problems while cultivating a landscape that’s kid-, pet-, and pollinator-friendly. Penn State Extension Educator Amy Korman explains how to identify the good, the bad, and the ugly and highlights techniques to help you manage your low-impact garden.


Horticulture and Gardening Herbal Extracts 101 with Linda Shanahan

The Gardener and the Chef: Heirloom Tomatoes with Craig LeHoullier and Chef Will Brown

Date Saturday, August 17 1–4 pm

Date Sunday, August 18 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $69

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room, Terra Cotta Room

Herbs and spices that we find in our kitchen cabinets and in our gardens contain a unique mix of chemicals that may include antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, resins, waxes, and more. Learn how to best unlock these phytochemicals when making herbal remedies, as well as the benefits of various solutes, or liquids, used in making herbal preparations. Enjoy demonstrations with water, alcohol, gylcerine, vinegar, and oil. Related Course Growing an Aromatic Life on page 32

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Not all tomatoes are created equal! The flavor of heirloom tomatoes is a nostalgic connection to our gardening roots that has been handed down for generations. A myriad of colors and accompanying flavors make these miraculous fruits an exciting addition to a variety of dishes. Bring out your inner chef by learning practical cooking and modern plating techniques that exemplify the diversity of these tomatoes. Tour Longwood’s vegetable garden and learn about the cultural requirements for these delicious tomatoes. Watch Executive Chef Will Brown as he prepares several tantalizing dishes to taste.

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Horticulture and Gardening The Traveling Tomato and Other Versatile Veggies

Grow and Know: Dahlias with Mara Tyler

with Craig LeHoullier

Date Sunday, August 18 1–4 pm

Date Tuesday, September 17 4–8:30 pm

Fee $59

Fee $149

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room & The Farm at Oxford

Join Epic Tomatoes author and vegetable gardening expert Craig LeHoullier as he shares tips and techniques for growing the best vegetables in containers. Learn how LeHoullier grows hundreds of tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers on his driveway every year, and how he utilizes a crop management system to minimize disease and maximize sunlight. Whether growing in straw bales, nursery pots, or even garden bags, many gardeners will find this flexibility an exciting way of testing out your first vegetable garden plot before putting a shovel into the ground. Enjoy the fun of a taste test featuring some of LeHoullier’s favorite dwarf tomato project creations.

Dahlias highlight the summer garden with their large, lush, and gorgeous blooms that can be celebrated both in the garden and the home. Learn tips for selecting the right varieties, growing, harvesting, and using a diversity of dahlias as cut flowers. Take a trip with us to The Farm at Oxford and get a chance to learn from dahlia grower extraordinaire Mara Tyler. When we return to Longwood, Tyler guides you in making a simple floral arrangement with freshly cut dahlias and other seasonal stems as we celebrate summer. Please bring a favorite vase with a 5- to 8-inch opening for the arrangement. Flowers and greens for the arrangement and transportation to the farm are included.

Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, September 24

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Horticulture and Gardening Amazing Autumn Container Workshop with Paul Kawoczka

Date Saturday, October 5 10 am–12 pm Fee $89 Where Soil Shed Add color, texture, form, seasonal interest, and more to your outdoor living space. Paul Kawoczka from Enliven Planters in Philadelphia shares great tips on keeping those containers vibrant through the season with unusual plants and great combinations. Discuss potting media, watering and fertilizing, and design ideas for container gardening. Build your own amazing autumnthemed container that will extend your seasonal blooms far after your summer annuals have faded. Includes container and plants.

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Landscape Design Gain drawing skills to design exquisite landscapes with ease through the Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design. Whether you are interested in beautifying your property or pursuing the certificate, we offer landscape design courses for every interest. Previous knowledge of plant material is strongly recommended and is required for some courses.

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Landscape Design CC Introduction to Graphic Communications

EC Designing Storm Water Solutions

with Zachery Hammaker

with Jennifer and Greg Nichols

Date Sundays, January 6–20 8:30–11:30 am 3 sessions

Dates Thursdays, January 10–31 6–8 pm 4 sessions

Fee $129

Fee $129

Where Betula Room

Where Acer Room OR

Date Sundays, July 28–August 11 8:30–11:30 am 3 sessions Fee $129 Where Acer Room Learn the standard tools and practices used to represent the landscape. Explore various media, including pencil, ink, colored pencil, marker, pastel, and watercolor, as well as drafting tools. Using these tools and techniques and plenty of in-class practice time, gain the confidence to communicate your design ideas effectively. A supply list will be included with your class confirmation. Some drafting tools will be available for use in the classroom each week.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, January 27

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Have you ever watched water rush off your property or pool in your basement after a storm? Managing storm water is becoming increasingly important. Well-designed landscapes can solve many problems associated with storm water, from erosion and flooding to water pollution and stream degradation. Learn how to design and implement rain gardens, bio-swales, and dry river beds while increasing the beauty and habitat value of your property. Inclement Weather Date Thursday, February 7 Related Course Elements of Design Tour: Philadelphia’s Water Management on page 68


Landscape Design CC

Landscape Design I

with Danilo Maffei

Dates Wednesdays, January 30–March 20 1–4 pm 8 sessions

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Inclement Weather Date Wednesday, March 27 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email. The required text book for the course is Residential Landscape Architecture by Booth and Hiss; several copies are available for use in the Longwood Gardens Library.

Fee $249 Where Acer Room Prerequisite Introduction to Graphic Communications OR Dates Wednesdays, August 21–October 9 5–8 pm 8 sessions Fee $249 Where Acer Room Prerequisite Introduction to Graphic Communications This course is an in-depth approach to design processes, traditional landscape graphics, and topics related to sustainable landscapes. Through lectures and demonstrations, learn to produce professional-quality conceptual designs. Utilizing a home landscape on Longwood grounds, 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 sources of information that are key to producing practical designs. In a final project, develop a unique, creative, yet feasible solution for a given site. 52 Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens / 2019


Landscape Design CC

Planting Design

with Zachery Hammaker

CC People, Plants, & Landscape Design

with Jennifer and Greg Nichols

Dates Sundays, February 3–March 17 8:30–11:30 am 7 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, February 12–March 5 6–8 pm 4 sessions

Fee $219

Fee $129

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

Prerequisite Landscape Design I + 18 weeks of plant identification courses in Ornamental Horticulture 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.

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 how to define spaces that are truly supportive of people and plants through discussion, slides, and online group exercises. Explore 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 Tuesday, March 12

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Inclement Weather Date Sunday, March 24

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Landscape Design CC

Sketching for Designers

with Robin Irizarry

EC

The Wild Garden, Designed

with Donald Pell

Dates Saturdays, March 2–30 8:30–11:30 am 5 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, April 16–May 7 5–7 pm 4 sessions

Fee $169

Fee $129

Where Betula Room

Where Betula Room

Sketching is an integral element in 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. Explore the indoor and outdoor sites at Longwood and learn to communicate visually. Weekly peer-reviewed assignments provide supportive feedback and help you achieve your goals. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Inclement Weather Date Saturday, April 6 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

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The notion of a wild garden carries an array of interpretations and emotions. These gardens can be beautiful, romantic places worthy of study and exploration. Creating such places requires understanding their state of succession and the cultural landscape in which they belong. Utilize an understanding of individual plant morphology to create a thriving landscape. Looking at cultural, spontaneous, regional, and designed landscapes can help us learn how we might consider programming a garden for beauty and success.


Landscape Design CC Elements of Design Tour: Philadelphia’s Water Management

EC Design, Create, Construct: Patios

with Robin Irizarry and Scott Quitel

with Shipley Allinson

Date Thursday, June 6 8 am–6 pm Fee $159 Includes boxed lunch Where Meet in the back of the Visitor Center Parking Lot Explore Philadelphia’s 200-year-old green storm water infrastructure system. Starting with the early annexation of property, the development of Fairmount Park, and the establishment of the nation’s first waterworks, Philadelphia has long been a leader in water management. Fast forward to today when designers, the municipality, and nonprofit organizations work together to find ways of mitigating development and pollution in an ever-changing climate. Evaluate the designs and implemented projects in conjunction with the goals and sustainability of earlier precedents for storm water management. Designers and home owners alike will learn about the techniques to manage storm water onsite and how Philadelphia’s cutting-edge infrastructure relates to smaller-scale projects.

Dates Tuesdays, August 6–27 5–7 pm 4 sessions Fee $129 Where Acer Room Hardscaping is an integral feature of landscapes and refers to the “built” environment utilizing hard surfaces. Patios, walkways, retaining walls, steps, and water features are all examples of hard surfaces in the garden. In this practical and interactive course, explore how patios can enhance the residential landscape design. Learn fundamental principles for planning and installation through presentations, group discussions, and a hardscape design project. Explore Longwood’s grounds to learn more about the uses and effects of hardscaping in the built garden environment.

Inclement Weather Date Friday, June 7 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. Trip leaves promptly at 8 am. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.

Related Course Designing Storm Water Solutions on page 50 longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Landscape Design CC

Landscape Design II

with Geoff Anderson

CC Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory

with Susan Barton

Dates Thursdays, September 12–November 21 6:30–8:30 pm 10 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, October 1–29 4:30–6:30 pm 5 sessions

Fee $249

Fee $169

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room

Prerequisite Landscape Design I

Prerequisite Landscape Design I or Sketching for Designers

Why do some designs succeed and others not? Learn how to 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 No Class Thursday, October 31

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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


Tours and Lectures Learn on the road as you embark on a variety of fun and informative day trips and tours. From mushroom farms to meadows, you’ll travel to some of the region’s most interesting spots on these specialized tours. Our lecture series is nothing short of “seed”-sational as we delve into the mystic power of seeds.

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Tours & Lectures

Ideas for Impact: The World of Mushrooms

Schedule:

with Tina Ellor, Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, and Staff from Phillips Mushroom Farms

How did Kennett Square become the “Mushroom Capital of the World”? Take a journey through time, and learn about how this industry grew in our area. Explore the biology and diversity of the fungi kingdom.

Date: Saturday, February 9 9 am–4:30 pm Fee $89 Includes lunch Where Visitor Center Auditorium Back by popular demand! The mushroom capital of the world is at our back door, where more than 400 million pounds of mushrooms are produced every year! Enjoy an immersive experience into the world of mushrooms. The morning features several speakers sharing their insight on culture, history, and composting. Savor a special menu in our Terrace Restaurant featuring several mushroom dishes. After lunch, shuttle buses take the group on a short ride to visit a local mushroom grower for a custom tour. Cap your day with the chance to buy from our local grower before heading back to Longwood. Inclement Weather Date Sunday, February 10

9–10 am

The History of Mushrooms in Kennett Square with Tina Ellor, Phillips Mushroom Farms

10–11 am

What’s New with Mushrooms with Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State University Extension Discover the emerging trends and techniques for mushroom cultivation. Explore the technology used to improve production and the exciting diversity of new mushroom products available.

11:15 am–12:30 pm

Mushroom-Themed Lunch, Terrace Restaurant 1–4 pm

Tour of Phillips Mushroom Farms Enjoy a unique opportunity to go inside the mushroom houses, see how exotic varieties are grown, and walk through a processing and packing facility.

4:30 pm

Arrive back at Longwood Gardens

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Tours & Lectures


Tours & Lectures

Longwood Lecture Series The Search for Blue: Echiums, Poppies, and Cineraria

Adventures at the Tournament of Roses Parade

with Karl Gercens and Jim Harbage

with Jim Hynd, AIFD, and Jim Sutton

Date Tuesday, February 19 6:30–8:30 pm

Date Tuesday, April 2 6:30–8:30 pm

Fee Advanced registration is required for everyone: Free for active Members, Gardens Admission required for non-Members

Fee Advanced registration is required for everyone: Free for active Members, Gardens Admission required for non-Members

Where Ballroom

Where Ballroom

While there is an abundance of yellow, red, pink, and white in the botanical world, blue remains a rarity. Jim Harbage, Ph.D., Longwood’s Floriculture Leader, discusses the trials and research that brought the Himalayan blue poppies (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’) from behind the scenes to the front stage at Longwood. Then join Karl Gercens, Senior Horticulturist, 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.

The Tournament of Roses Parade has been a staple in American culture for more than 125 years, delighting guests along the parade route and, as a premier nationally-televised event, providing an unparalleled setting for floral design and artistry. Go behind the scenes and see the work necessary to support the vision of the top float designers in the world as each float can take more than 10,000 man-hours to complete, requiring hundreds of volunteers to help decorate them. Start the evening with an introduction to the parade from Longwood’s own display designer Jim Sutton who was a judge for the 2018 parade, then be marveled by the work of Jim Hynd, AIFD, Fiesta Parade Float’s floral mastermind. Hynd’s floral work has appeared on more prize-winning floats than any other designer in the history of the Rose Parade. Explore the use of various exotic organic materials ranging from seeds, petals, and fruit to living tapestry of foliage and blooms. You will surely be wowed by the volume and detail of his work. A dessert reception follows.

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Tours & Lectures


Tours & Lectures

Join Our Community Read Longwood Gardens and our community partners—gardens, museums, and conservation organizations, as well as many public libraries— are proud to offer the sixth year of our Community Read.

The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History (2015) by award-winning author Thor Hanson is our Community Read book for 2019! Hanson‘s warm and engaging writing leads us to discover the power that seeds contain, their ability to endure, and the journeys they take. These amazing marvels of nature explode into extraordinary beauty both tiny and grand and, in turn, nourish and inspire human life. Hanson is an acclaimed conservation biologist, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Switzer Environmental Fellow, and winner of the distinguished John Burroughs Medal, awarded annually to the author of a distinguished book of natural history. Also included in this year’s Community Read selections are two children’s books: Seedfolks (1997) by Paul Fleischman for middle school readers and The Reason for a Flower (1983) by Ruth Heller for our youngest readers. Read one (or all) of these books with us. Share the books with your family and friends. Start a discussion. Engage in one of the many events held throughout the region from March through May 2019. Keep an eye on longwoodgardens.org/community-read to learn more about each book and find resources to support your own activities.

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Tours & Lectures The Strange World of Seeds: Book Talk and Signing

A Community Conversation with Thor Hanson

with Thor Hanson and Jacqui Bowman

Date Thursday, April 4 6:30–8:30 pm

Date Friday, April 5 7–9 pm

Fee $10 General Admission $5 Students and Mütter Members

Fee Advanced registration is required for everyone: Free for active Members, Gardens Admission required for non-Members

Where Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia We’re teaming up with the world-famous Mütter Museum of The College of the Physicians of Philadelphia for an evening in celebration of one of the most fascinating objects on earth: seeds. Join fellow readers and botany aficionados to hear The Triumph of Seeds author Thor Hanson joined by Jacqui Bowman, Ph.D. as they share their thoughts on how these tiny marvels have shaped human history. As America’s finest museum of medical history and a historic national landmark, the Mütter displays beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century setting. Contained within the collections are some unexpected examples demonstrating the relationship between humans and seeds including a collection of 15th-century herbals and the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden.

Where Ballroom Hear from author Thor Hanson as he discusses his journey through the world of seeds and their extraordinary impact on the world. Hanson will be joined by Floral Director of Fiesta Parade Floats Jim Hynd, who will discuss the intricate designs and elaborate use of seeds, seed pods, and flowers in the designs of the world-famous floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Following the talk, join us for a book signing with Hanson and an opportunity to continue the conversation in an informal setting. A light dessert reception in the Conservatory sweetens the fun.

A light wine and cheese reception with a book signing follow. To register for this event, go to: https://muttr.org/SeedsBook.

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Tours & Lectures Glorious Galanthus: The Best Selections for the Winter Garden

Champion Tree Tour: Trees of Bucks County

with Wijnen Valentin

with Scott Wade

Date Thursday, March 7 6–8 pm

Date Thursday, April 25 8 am–4 pm

Fee $29

Fee $99 Includes boxed lunch

Where Visitor Center Auditorium Explore the latest and greatest selections of Galanthus from across Europe with famed galanthophile Wijnen Valentin. Discover the diversity of herbaceous plants that bloom during even the coldest and snowiest of winter days. Learn about the new selections and recent breeding efforts to infuse the species with striped foliage and yellow coloration. Tips on cultivating the genus are also presented. Inclement Weather Date Friday, March 8 Related Course Gregarious Galanthus: Propagating Snow Drops on page 25

Where Meet in the back of the Visitor Center Parking Lot OR Date Thursday, October 10 8 am–4 pm Fee $99 Includes boxed lunch Where Meet in the back of the Visitor Center Parking Lot Witness what time can do in the landscape. We’ll visit champion trees—the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees in our region—as we travel from Longwood to Bucks County. Participate in citizen science by measuring and recording tree circumferences, heights, and spreads. Discuss tree identification, structure, and natural history. Standing at the base of one of these giant trees is an indescribable experience. 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. Trip leaves promptly at 8 am. Our off-site trips include trees we may have visited in prior years and will have a similar route in both spring and fall.

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Tours & Lectures A Garden Tour with “Class” with Charles Cresson, Lisa Roper and Scott Arboretum staff

The Heritage of Seeds: Growing Historically Important Crops with Eleanor Gould

Dates Friday, May 3 8:30 am–4 pm

Date Wednesday, June 5 9 am–4 pm

Fee $149 Includes boxed lunch

Fee $129 Includes boxed lunch

Where Meet in the back of the Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Catalpa Room and the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum

We are off to Swarthmore to visit the gardens of two instructors in Continuing Education and the beautiful gardens of the Scott Arboretum. Hedgleigh Spring was established in Swarthmore in the 1920s by Charles Cresson’s grandfather, and Cresson has maintained and refined it since the 1980s. A formal flower garden is its centerpiece, but you’ll also see vegetable beds, a water garden, and sunny borders accented with lots of spring bulbs and azaleas. Lisa Roper and Allan Summers’ informal garden at their home in Wallingford includes sun and shade borders and features many intriguing components. They include an Acer griseum tree that they propagated from a seed at Longwood when they were students and which has survived several family moves; a chicken coop that is a re-purposed children’s playset; and a water feature with a waterfall into a koi pond.

Ever heard of Tennis Ball Lettuce or Texas Bird Pepper? Heritage and heirloom seeds are undergoing a resurgence in modern home gardening and small-scale farming. Discover the breadth of possibilities with Eleanor Gould, Longwood Fellow and former Curator of Gardens at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Following her inspiring lecture and display of historically significant fruits and vegetables, travel to the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum for an interpretive tour of the Heirloom Seed Project. Take home a selection of seeds for your own garden. Trip leaves promptly at 9 am.

Over the lunch hour, enjoy a guided tour of the lovely and iconic Scott Arboretum on the campus of Swarthmore College. It features a varied and unusual plant collection, rose garden, and cathedral-like amphitheater where we’ll enjoy a boxed lunch. This is a rain-or-shine event, and you are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. Trip leaves promptly at 8:30 am.

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Tours & Lectures CC Elements of Design Tour: Philadelphia’s Water Management

Specialty Nursery Tour with David Culp

with Robin Irizarry and Scott Quitel Date Thursday, June 6 8 am–6 pm

Date Friday, June 14 8 am–6 pm

Fee $149 Includes boxed lunch

Fee $149 Includes boxed lunch

Where Meet in the back of the Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Meet in the back of the Visitor Center Parking Lot

Explore Philadelphia’s 200-year-old green storm water infrastructure system. Starting with the early annexation of property, the development of Fairmount Park, and the establishment of the nation’s first waterworks, Philadelphia has long been a leader in water management. Today designers, the municipality, and nonprofit organizations work together to find ways of mitigating development and pollution in an ever-changing climate. Evaluate the designs and projects in conjunction with the goals of earlier precedents for storm water management. Designers and home owners alike will learn about the techniques to manage storm water on-site and how Philadelphia’s cutting-edge infrastructure relates to smaller-scale projects. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour. 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. Trip leaves promptly at 8 am.

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Ready, set, SHOP! This unique trip visits 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 Culp. 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. Trip leaves promptly at 8 am.


Tours & Lectures Meandering Through the Meadows of the Brandywine

Grow and Know: Dahlias with Mara Tyler

with Jonathan Alderson, Jesse Forrester, and Longwood Staff Date Friday, September 13 8 am–5 pm

Date Tuesday, September 17 4–8:30 pm

Fee $149 Includes boxed lunch

Fee $149

Where Meet in the back of the Visitor Center Parking Lot Get a chance to experience Longwood’s Meadow Garden from the perspective of the design team that helped bring this feature garden to prominence. Focus on many of the unique aspects that were intentionally designed into the space, and learn about the maintenance required to preserve the tapestry of colors and succession of blooms. Discuss the infusion of plant materials, wayfinding, and deliberate contours of the space before heading on to additional properties that Jonathan Alderson and Jesse Forrester have designed to recreate warmseason meadows full of native vegetation and habitat creation for an abundance of wildlife.

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Where Acer Room & The Farm at Oxford Dahlias highlight the summer garden with their large, lush, and gorgeous blooms that can be celebrated both in the garden and in the home. Learn tips for selecting the right varieties, growing, harvesting, and techniques for using a diversity of dahlias as cut flowers. Take a trip with us to The Farm at Oxford and get a chance to learn from dahlia grower extraordinaire Mara Tyler. When we return to Longwood, Tyler guides you in making a simple floral arrangement with freshly cut dahlias and other seasonal stems as we celebrate summer. Please bring a favorite vase with a 5- to 8-inch opening for the arrangement. Flowers and greens for the arrangement and transportation to the farm are included.

Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, September 24

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Creative Arts Bring out your inner artist by taking a class in the creative arts. Focused instruction by accomplished professionals allows students of any level of experience to expand their talents and increase their skills. Choose a course in the medium you prefer, and use Longwood’s majestic landscape and extensive selection of plants and owers as the subjects of your artistry.

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Creative Arts Botanical Illustration Studio with Carol Gangemi

Dates Mondays, January 7–February 11 12:30–3 pm, 6 sessions Fee $119

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

Inclement Weather Dates Monday, February 18 Monday, May 13 No class Monday, April 8 Monday, September 30

Where Acer Room OR Dates Mondays, February 25–April 29 12:30–3 pm, 9 sessions Fee $179 Where Acer Room OR Dates Mondays, September 16–November 18 12:30–3 pm, 9 sessions Fee $179 Where Acer Room Spend an enjoyable afternoon each week using your artistic skills to illustrate plants and flowers from Longwood’s greenhouses and outdoor grounds. The studio time gives you, the artist, a chance to receive individual attention, constructive suggestions, and encouragement. Work at your own pace on your own project, large or small. The interaction with other talented artists makes the studio a very creative and supportive environment.

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Creative Arts FO

Re-Imagine Online!

with Dick Greenwood

Photographing the Seasons at Longwood with Dick Greenwood

Date Opens Tuesday, January 22 4-week online course Fee $99 Where Fully Online Consider the wide range of images that one can derive from any given exposure. Using shared images from our Online Classroom, examine the process and then discuss the product of our particular workflow and aesthetic. Discuss the differences between the results and compare the products. In the end, adopt a broader sense of the artistic possibilities implicit in images and a keener sense of where we can take an image. This class is not designed for new photographers but for those who love to tinker with images and explore the possibilities inherent in a photograph. Students should own and be comfortable using a post-processing software program, such as PaintShop Pro, Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements.

Dates Sundays, January 27, 6–9 am April 14, 6–9 am June 23, 6–9 am November 10, 6–9 am December 15, 7–9 pm Reception Only 5 sessions Fee $279 Where Catalpa Room, Conservatory, Gardens Do you dream of an opportunity to shoot at Longwood without the overlay of activity that is ever-present during normal operating hours? This is your chance! Working with a schedule that brings you to the Gardens on four early-morning Sundays throughout our display seasons, this course opens the Conservatory or Gardens and provides an opportunity to photograph the seasonal displays in the solitude and beauty of the first light of the day. As an added bonus, class members are invited to bring a guest (complimentary admission for one) to a private reception to present and discuss their best photos that will include light refreshments. Bring your own camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, macro lens, or extension tubes and a tripod. Please dress for the weather. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, February 3

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Creative Arts Macro Photography: Seeds with Jon Cox

Introduction to Botanical Illustration with Carol Gangemi

Date Friday, February 1 8–11 am

Dates Mondays, February 25–April 29 9–11:30 am, 9 sessions

Fee $89

Fee $179

Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors

Where Acer Room OR

OR Date Friday, February 1 1–4 pm

Dates Mondays, July 15–August 19 9 am–12 pm, 6 sessions

Fee $89

Fee $149

Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors

Where Acer Room OR

As a photographer, you are drawn to the textures and patterns of plants and foliage. Seeds often contain the same majestic and alluring textures, colors, and patterns. Get up-close and personal with colorful seed coatings, heavily textured husks, and simple samaras with National Geographic Explorer Jon Cox. Bring your macro lens and spend time at Longwood seeing deep into the plant world. Explore seeds like you never have before. Bring your own camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, macro lens, or extension tubes and a tripod. Please dress for the weather. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Dates Mondays, September 16–November 18 9–11:30 am, 9 sessions Fee $179 Where Acer Room This course is for beginners and all who are interested in mastering the art of plant illustration. Taught with patience and humor in a relaxed atmosphere, work at your own pace and develop your own style. The primary medium is watercolor with demonstrations to clarify the painting process. A supply list will be included with your confirmation email.

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Creative Arts An Evening in Botanical Illustration with Donni Labrake

Dates Mondays, February 25–April 29 6–8:30 pm, 9 sessions Fee $179 Where Acer Room OR Dates Mondays, July 15–August 19 5:30–8:30 pm, 6 sessions Fee $149 Where Acer Room OR Dates Mondays, September 16–November 18 6–8:30 pm, 9 sessions Fee $179 Where Acer Room This course is for beginners as well as more accomplished artists who are interested in mastering the art of plant illustration. Beginners receive instruction in color mixing and watercolor techniques. More advanced students work at their own pace receiving instruction in composition, color, and steps to achieving a finished botanical painting. The primary medium is watercolor with frequent demonstrations to clarify the painting process. A supply list will be included with your confirmation email. 76 Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens / 2019

Inclement Weather Date Monday, May 13 No Class Monday, April 8 Monday, September 30


Creative Arts Pencil Power: Basic Drawing

Interpretations in Colored Pencils

with Eileen Rosen

with Eileen Rosen

Dates Saturdays, March 16–April 20 1–4 pm 6 sessions

Dates Sundays, March 31–May 19 1–4 pm 6 sessions

Fee $159

Fee $159

Where Betula Room

Where Betula Room OR

Using only the pencil provided, learn how to draw beautiful lines skillfully and achieve three simple values that result in a dimensional “realistic” flower or plant. Learn what is important without becoming overwhelmed by details. Eileen Rosen demonstrates a step-by-step process that students practice with one flower at a time. This class is suitable for beginners as well as those needing an artistic “tune up.”

Dates Sundays, October 20–November 24 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $159 Where Betula 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.

No Class Sundays, April 21 and May 12

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Creative Arts By the Dawn’s Early Light with Dick Greenwood

Botanically Inspired Jewelry: Seed Pendant with Hattie Weselyk

Date Friday, April 19 5:30–9 am Fee $129 Where Catalpa Room & Gardens Photograph Longwood in the splendor of early morning’s golden light. Meet before sunrise, discuss briefly where the best locations can be found, and then head out to photograph, just as the sun is rising. Bring your own camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, a shutter release, and a tripod. Please dress for the weather. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Inclement Weather Date Saturday, April 20

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Dates Saturdays, April 20 & 27 9–11 am 2 sessions Fee $79 Where Acer Room Create a pendant with dried botanicals or seeds. Your seed will be set into resin to create a beautiful, everlasting, one-of-akind piece incorporating nature’s glamour. Resin is a clear material in which you place seeds and botanicals. The resin is then poured and cured, forever suspending and preserving the seeds. Embellish your piece with glass bead assortments, a necklace chain, and clasps. Complete two finished pieces of jewelry. Options include earrings, necklace, ring, or even a keychain. Perfect for beginners!


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Creative Arts A Naturalist’s Notebook

Painting with Natural Dyes

with Rosemary Connelly

with Liz Spencer

Date Wednesday, May 8 10 am–4:30 pm

Date Thursday, May 9 9 am–12 pm

Fee $129 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $89 Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens Observe the wonders of the natural world and capture what you see and feel as you draw, paint, and write in a blank journal. Learn how to use drawing, watercolor paints, and your own words in a way that is accessible, stress-free, and inspiring. Rosemary Connelly provides a relaxed, encouraging, and quiet environment, which allows you to focus on what you want to convey. Using techniques from the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, you will learn how to slow down, focus on your subject matter, and let your creative side shine. Group demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and sharing are a part of this experience. Discover the joys of creating a watercolor journal as a memento of your travels around the world or around the garden! All supplies are included. Please dress for the weather.

Inclement Weather Date Thursday, May 9

OR Date Thursday, May 9 1:30–4:30 pm Fee $89 Where Acer Room Using only nature’s bounty, experiment with the time-honored art of natural dyeing. From organic homegrown plant dyestuffs and natural extracts, gain knowledge and experiment with the direct application of paint onto cloth. Liz Spencer demonstrates the proper methods for achieving washand light-fast results with natural dyes, and shares her tips and secrets for advanced techniques using natural thickeners and resist. Leave with your own original painting compositions on a silk scarf, as well as informational handouts outlining natural dye painting techniques and recipes to recreate this beautiful art at home. No experience necessary.

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Creative Arts Tillandsia: You’re Framed!

Build a Wave Hill Chair

with Louise Clark

with Dan Benarcik

Date Saturday, June 15 9–11 am

Date Saturday, June 15 1–4 pm

Fee $69

Fee $229

Where Betula Room & Soil Shed

Where Catalpa Patio

Join us for a creative, hands-on workshop using tillandsia, or air plants. New-world members of the Bromeliad family, these botanical curiosities require minimal care. Construct a 12-inch by 12-inch frame from weathered, repurposed wood to form a shadowbox into which you’ll attach a variety of air plants. It can be fitted to hang or stand upright and be ready for outdoor display in summer and brought inside as easy-care houseplants when autumn’s chill arrives. Louise Clark guides you through the construction process, provides design tips, and provides cultural information on these fun, low-care plants.

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Just in time for Father’s Day! Every gardener needs a quiet space to sit and enjoy the fruits of his/her labor. This is a unique opportunity to make your own special garden chair, just like the great garden chairs you may have tried at Chanticleer. Dan Benarcik brings his plans and all materials and helps you build a complete chair, ready to take home and enjoy. Made from 100% red cedar, weatherproof hardware, and adhesive, this chair will last for years, and quickly become your favorite resting spot. No carpentry skills are required, just a willingness to learn. Dress for the outdoor conditions.

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Creative Arts FO Digital Garden Photography Basic I

A Beginner’s Approach to Garden Photography

with Jon Cox

with Bob Lyons

Date Opens Monday, June 24 5-week online course

Date Saturday, June 29 1–6 pm

Fee $179

Fee $99

Where Fully Online

Where Acer Room & Outdoors

Make your garden images stand out by learning basic digital photographic techniques in clear, easily applied terms. This 5-week interactive online course engages students with hands-on projects and rich open discussions in a fully online environment. Complete weekly assignments in garden photography by shooting anywhere in the world. Assignments guide you from basic composition to editing techniques. Benefit from sharing and critiquing each other’s work on a weekly basis in discussion boards and 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 are devoted to seeing and composing through the lens (zooming, focus), exposure and metering, direction, and quality of light. The final assignments 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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Digital photography has enabled just about anyone to take photos easily and quickly. However, strategies to create better photos are often 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. De-emphasize camera mechanics in favor of learning elements of composition and seeing new photo ops where seemingly few exist. This workshop focuses 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 the device(s) necessary to download images for the optional critique. Participants should have complete familiarity of their camera. A tripod is optional. Dress for the outdoors and consider bringing a hat and sunscreen. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, June 30


Creative Arts Nooks & Crannies: Main Fountain Garden

Water, Water Everywhere with Jon Cox

with Dick Greenwood and Longwood Staff

Date Tuesday, August 6 7:30–10 am

Date Friday, August 23 7 am–3 pm

Fee $89

Fee $189 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Where Acer Room, Historic Pump House, and the Main Fountain Garden Tunnels Following a discussion of low-light photography, this class explores the Historic Pump House, the tunnels under the newlyrevitalized Main Fountain Garden, and the Grotto. This is an exclusive opportunity to photograph the infrastructure. Discover the mechanisms that stage the spectacular fountain displays of the Main Fountain Garden. Your photography instructor is on hand in this small class and aided by members of Longwood’s facilities team to ensure that your technical questions are answered. 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. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, August 13

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, learn the secrets of capturing the intricate details of water. Enjoy the rare opportunity to get into the world-famous Waterlily Display for one hour with a frog’s eye view of this spectacular display. A morning lecture on composition and water shooting techniques is 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. 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.

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Creative Arts Pastels in Plein Air

Fearless Watercolor

with Frank DePietro

with Eileen Rosen

Dates Fridays, September 6–September 27 1–4 pm 4 sessions

Dates Sundays, September 8–October 13 1–4 pm 6 sessions

Fee $149

Fee $159

Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors (class will be held in the Conservatory in inclement weather)

Where Betula Room

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 confirmation email. Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience.

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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 Rosen demonstrates 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.


Creative Arts Photo Op!

Waterlilies in Oil Pastels

with Dick Greenwood, Andy Bale, Jon Cox, and Josh Taylor

with Eileen Rosen

Date Tuesday, September 10 5:30–10 pm

Date Thursday, September 19 8:30–11:30 am

Fee $169

Fee $59

Where Visitor Center Auditorium, Conservatory, & Outdoors

Where Catalpa Room

Spend an evening photographing and learning alongside four different photography instructors as you capture the beauty and enjoy the evening serenity of Longwood. After a short introduction in the Visitor Center Auditorium, head to one of four different locations, rotating to each for an hour. Hone a different photographic skill at each location under the guidance of our talented photography instructors. After returning home, share your favorite shots through an online platform, where our instructors will provide valuable critique. This is a unique and exciting photo op that you don’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.

Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, September 17

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Using vibrant oil pastels, capture the beauty and serenity of Longwood’s magnificent waterlily collection. Eileen Rosen demonstrates a step-by-step process for seeing and drawing the larger, simpler shapes and blocking areas of color, as well as helps you establish dark and light values. Spend the morning enjoying and painting the lushness on this fabulous site. You will receive a set of oil pastels to use and take home. Paper will be provided.

Inclement Weather Date Friday, September 20


Creative Arts Leaf Casting with Louise

Smart Phoneography Boot Camp

with Louise Clark

with Jon Cox

Date Saturday, September 28 9–11 am

Date Friday, October 4 9 am–2 pm

Fee $69

Fee $99 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Where Soil Shed OR Date Saturday, September 28 1–3 pm Fee $69 Where Soil Shed Bold, beautiful textures and large leaves not only add drama in the landscape but can also can be used to make stunning works of art. Create a one-of-a-kind leaf sculpture for use as a garden accent, birdbath, or stepping stone. Using Louise Clark’s unique concrete mix and guidance, capture the beauty of a Longwood summer to treasure forever. Armed with the recipe for success, you can craft more sculptures at home.

Where Catalpa Room The world of photography has changed as cameras and features on smartphones have increased in popularity and sophistication. Learn how to maximize your phone to capture stunning images of gardens, blooms, berries, and even a few insects. Jon Cox guides you through a series of different apps and features to take your smart phoneography to the next level. In the afternoon get a chance to try out some of the unique features and filters for videos. Round out the day trying your hand at different ways to enhance the visibility of your photos on a global platform by discussing and utilizing popular hashtags, tags, and geotags. Rather than taking thousands of forgettable images, capture great ones.

Be ready to get messy. Wear old clothes, avoid wearing jewelry, and bring heavy-duty, wellfitting, dish-washing gloves. This class requires aftercare for proper curing and finishing of your unique casting. Written instructions will be provided.

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Creative Arts Photographing Fantastic Foliage with Stephen Talabac

Through the Lens: The Architecture of Longwood with Andy Bale

Date Saturday, October 5 8–11 am

Date Thursday, October 24 3:30–7:30 pm

Fee $89

Fee $129

Where Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors

Explore the under-appreciated world of foliage! From unfurling fronds of ferns to the dynamic coloration of variegated plants, this course focuses on plants that are not in bloom. Enhance your ability to find interest in the natural pattern of overlapping leaves, buds, and stems, as well as the patterns, forms, and textures within plants. Expand your creativity and challenge yourself to look beyond the blooms. Bring your own camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, camera manual, charged batteries, and a tripod. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

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Spend an afternoon and evening exploring Longwood Garden’s unique and historic architecture through your camera’s lens. This workshop begins with a brief illustrated lecture focused on architectural photography, equipment, and techniques. The majority of your time will be shooting Longwood Gardens’ historic architecture with field instruction and guidance by the instructor. The workshop concludes with tips on editing architecture images and brief critique of student imagery by the instructor and other workshop participants. Students need to have a camera with interchangeable lenses, tripod, and a cable release or remote release, and should come dressed for the weather.


Creative Arts Botanically Inspired Jewelry: Botanical Impressions

Lights! Camera! Christmas! with Andy Bale

with Hattie Weselyk

Dates Fridays, November 8 & 15 9–11:30 am 2 sessions Fee $89 Where Acer Room Explore the magic of precious metal clay and create your own fine silver botanically inspired jewelry with local jewelry artist Hattie Weselyk. Students impress natural elements such as flowers or leaves into metal clay which is then kiln fired, resulting in 99.9% pure silver jewelry! Each student designs and creates a pair of earrings and necklace pendant. Tools and materials provided. No experience necessary.

Date Tuesday, December 3 10 pm–1 am Fee $119 Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors Put on your gloves, hat, and scarf, and take advantage of a rare opportunity to shoot the outdoor light display without crowds. A short, illustrated introductory lecture starts your evening, with most of the class dedicated to 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. Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment. 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. Please dress for the weather. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

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Floral Design

Interested in making floral design a career? Looking to elevate your floral designs skills? Our Certificate of Merit in Floral Design offers an exciting path for you to achieve your goals through a series of required and elective courses that will spark your creativity. Taught by a stellar lineup of floriculture experts with emphasis on hands-on learning, we invite you to embark on this journey that will challenge and inspire.

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Certificate of Merit in Floral Design Become a part of one of the Northeast’s most respected and forward-thinking floral design programs with diverse courses and lectures focusing on the art and science of floriculture. Floral Design Requirements

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Core Courses

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Elective Courses

Basic Floral Design I

Minimum of seven credits required.

Basic Floral Design II

Introduction to Ikebana

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.

Floral Design Lecture

Total Credits:

Advanced Floral Design I Advanced Floral Design II

Floral Design Certificate Exam Students are eligible to take the Certificate Exam after all requirements have been met.

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This chart is for your own reference only. Please use Student Tracking Sheets found at longwoodgardens.org/fd-tracking-sheet to confirm eligibility for the Floral Design Certificate Exam.

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 12, 2019. Please email your completed tracking sheet to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information about graduation in the fall.

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Floral Design

Floral Fun Classes Need a quick arrangement or host gift for the weekend? Try our Floral Fun classes. They’re quick, fun, and designed for everyone, regardless of experience. Each month, participants create a themed design perfect for weekend entertaining, to give as a gift, or just to enjoy at home. It’s the perfect outing to share with a friend! The theme for Floral Fun this year is The Periodic Table. Each month we’ll explore a different element and incorporate it into a fun and creative piece. Fee $59 per session Where Acer Room These classes do not meet the floral design elective requirements. We schedule each class for two hours, but some of you will finish sooner; it just depends how much fun you are having! We provide the container, flowers, and foliage, and you take home a beautiful arrangement to enjoy or share with someone special.

January: Copper with Valerie McLaughlin Wednesday, January 23, 2–4 pm

February: Mercury with Roseann Christian Tuesday, February 12, 4–6 pm

March: Cobalt with Shannon Toal Tuesday, March 12, 1–3 pm

April: Sodium with Darcie Garcia Wednesday, April 3, 6–8 pm

May: Neon with Leona Swiacki Wednesday, May 22, 3–5 pm

June: Nitrogen with Caroline Tait Wednesday, June 12, 6:30–8:30 pm

July: Helium with Renee Tucci Tuesday, July 30, 3–5 pm

August: Gold with Mara Tyler Wednesday, August 14, 6–8 pm

September: Krypton with Chad Wlazelek Tuesday, September 10, 6:30–8:30 pm

October: Calcium with Melissa Palmer Sunday, October 6, 9–11 am

November: Iron with John Lechliter Tuesday, November 12, 6–8pm

December: Silver with Jim Sutton Thursday, December 5, 3:30–5:30 pm

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Floral Design EC

Grand Tropicals

with Jane Godshalk

EC Comprehensive Wedding Design

with Theresa Clower

Tall And Proud Date Saturday, January 12 9 am–12 pm Fee $129 Where Acer Room Create an impressive show of grand tropical flowers and foliage using a wire structure to support large stems. Show off a colorful array of delicate flowers to accent this stunning vertical design.

Luscious and Low Date Saturday, January 12 1–4 pm Fee $129 Where Acer Room Keep the conversation going over a close-to-the-table design. Using a base of folded leaves, create a tropical nouveau combination of luxurious tropical flowers with elegant garden roses and other flowers.

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Dates Saturdays & Sundays, January 19, 20, 26, 27 9 am–4 pm 4 sessions Fee $499 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Acer Room Wedding planning calls for a floral designer with a wide range of skills and techniques. This course provides you with the basic skills you need to design, prepare, and arrange the flowers for a full-scale wedding and reception. Topics include basic corsages, boutonnieres, flower-girl headpieces and bouquets, simple bridal bouquets, church aisle decorations, and reception cake decorations. Enjoy extensive demonstrations and hands-on projects. Discussions include finding one’s niche in the wedding market, ordering flowers and supplies, describing floral concepts to clients, and pricing arrangements and services. Inclement Weather Date Monday, January 28 Fulfills requirements for three elective credits.


Floral Design Winter Whites with a Twist of Lime EC

with Theresa Clower

Date Tuesday, January 22 6–9 pm Fee $99 Where Acer Room Explore the use of unusual elements and textures that provide interest to your work. Couple winter whites and greens with the beautiful green of mini limes and small pine cones to create a hand-tied bouquet. Learn wiring mechanics necessary to stabilize the fruit on a “stem.” Choose the right vase to display your bouquet. Take home a beautiful bouquet to warm your winter nights. Inclement Weather Date Thursday, January 24

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Floral Design CC

Basic Floral Design I

with Jane Godshalk or Cres Motzi

Instructor Cres Motzi Dates Saturdays, February 2–16 9 am–4 pm, 3 sessions Fee $369 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Acer Room OR Instructor Jane Godshalk Dates Fridays, March 8–April 12 9 am–12 pm, 6 sessions Fee $369 Where Acer Room OR Instructor Jane Godshalk Dates Fridays, September 13–27 9 am–4 pm, 3 sessions Fee $369 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch 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 provides the foundation for building basic floral design skills. Learn how to condition flowers and use floral foam, tape, wire, and sustainable design strategies. Create beautiful arrangements for your home in many styles, including a decorative round, garden style, parallel design, garland style, and designs in glass. Inclement Weather Dates Saturday, February 23 Friday, April 19


Floral Design EC

Principles of Color

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

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Advanced Floral Design I

with Jane Godshalk

Dates Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions

Dates Fridays, March 8–April 12 1–4 pm 6 sessions

Fee $359 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $389

Where Acer Room 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 twoday workshop. Properties, psychological effects, and harmonies of color are discussed, creating beautiful designs in prescribed hues and harmonies. Never look at color the same way again! Fulfills requirements for two elective credits.

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 instructor demonstrates 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.

Inclement Weather Date Friday, April 19

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Floral Design EC

Foliage Manipulation Studio

with Cres Motzi and Midori Tanimune

Date Tuesday, March 19 4–7 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 transform your floral composition and add contemporary flair. There is plenty of time for you to practice on your own under the instructors’ guidance. The studio does not include a finished floral arrangement.

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Basic Floral Design II

with Cres Motzi

Dates Saturdays, March 23–April 6 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $369 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Acer Room OR Dates Tuesdays, October 1–November 5 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $369 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. Advance your floral design development with further studies in the care and handling of fresh flowers and plant materials. 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.

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Floral Design EC

Floral Jewelry

With Cres Motzi

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Introduction to Ikebana

with Anne Perry and Midori Tanimune

Dates Sunday, March 31 1–5 pm Sunday, April 7 9 am–5 pm 2 sessions

Date Tuesday, March 26 5–8 pm Fee $109

Fee $229 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch on April 7

Where Acer Room Wonderful wires add a contemporary flair to corsages, boutonnieres, bracelets, and hand-held bouquets. Learn techniques using aluminum, beading, and bullion wires as you create floral jewelry that both the young and hip and the elegant will appreciate.

Where Acer Room OR Dates Friday, September 6 4–8 pm Saturday, September 7 9 am–5 pm 2 sessions Fee $229 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch on September 7 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 in a creative atmosphere. 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, featuring the Ohara and Sogetsu schools. 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

A Royal Occasion: Simon Lycett

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Date Tuesday, April 9 4:30–6:30 pm Fee $65 Preferred Seating $45 Open Seating

April 9–11, 2019

Be inspired by British floral designer Simon Lycett and elevate your designs to be the crown jewel of your next event.

Fit for a Queen

with Simon Lycett

Where Ballroom Join us as we welcome renowned British floral designer Simon Lycett to the Longwood stage. Lycett showcases decorations inspired by some of the wonderful celebrations for which he has provided his own unique floral fabulousness. Known for his over-the-top designs and a client list that includes the Royal Family, Sir Elton John, and David and Victoria Beckham, his unique flair and humor should not be missed. Marvel at his tales of life as Britain’s foremost floral designer. His tips and techniques will elevate your next occasion to one fit for a Queen. The evening includes a complimentary wine and cheese reception and silent auction for Lycett’s designs. This show counts as the Floral Design Lecture credit toward the Floral Design Certificate.

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Floral Design EC

Hail Britannia

Intermediate Workshop with Simon Lycett

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Regally Arranged

Masterclass Workshop with Simon Lycett

Date Wednesday, April 10 1–4 pm

Date Thursday, April 11 9 am–4 pm

Fee $219

Fee $439 Includes lunch

Where Acer Room Sail on a voyage of discovery of the trends that are taking off on the Continent. Discover how to give your designs a touch of Britannia using fragrance and flowers inspired by the Commonwealth. Create a living basket with rosemary and other scented foliage and fill it with a decoration created in chicken wire using a mélange of seasonal blooms. With Lycett at the helm, master techniques to elevate your designs and incorporate tips from across the Atlantic. EC

Reaching Royal Heights

Where Acer Room Enjoy the opportunity to work with Lycett creating designs that could grace the tables of Buckingham Palace and dazzle your guests with your new skills. Collectively design all aspects of a formal occasion from delicate table decorations to elegantly embellished candelabras. Dress the table together with your designs and indulge in a luxurious, formal British luncheon with Lycett. Take home parts of the décor and feel like royalty for the rest of the week.

Intermediate Workshop with Simon Lycett Date Wednesday, April 10 5–8 pm Fee $219 Where Acer Room Spend an inspiring evening with Lycett and incorporate a wide range of garden flowers and roses forming a sculptural style of decoration with a front-facing design. Take advantage of this opportunity to study under one of the hottest and most renowned floral designers of today. Create a vertical, airy design with fragrant flowers, fruit, and moss. Under his guidance, take your skill and imagination to royal heights. 103


Floral Design EC

Artfully Arranged

with Chad Wlazelek

Floral Design Certificate Exam with Jane Godshalk

Date Thursday, May 2 6–9 pm

Date Friday, May 3 9 am–12 pm

Fee $109

Fee $99

Where Acer Room

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Bring a fresh vision to fine art with flowers. Presented with a choice of two fine art prints for inspiration, design a threedimensional masterpiece of your own. Let the principles and elements of floral design inspire you through color, line, pattern, and rhythm as you capture the mood from canvas to vase. Enjoy hearing from your fellow designers as they explain what spoke to them in the painting and how they used it to compose their design.

Date Saturday, October 5 9 am–12 pm Fee $99 Where Acer Room Students who complete all of the requirements listed on page 92 are eligible to take the Floral Design Certificate Exam. The exam includes a written test, which include identification of flowers and floral design-related materials. In addition, candidates are required to create a floral design in a designated advanced style. Upon receipt of registration, your eligibility will be verified. Study materials are available to qualified students via our online 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. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Please complete a tracking sheet and email it to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org to confirm your eligibility for the exam.

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What’s New in Bouquets

with Jane Godshalk

EC

Let’s Celebrate Moms!

with Roseann Christian

Date Saturday, May 4 9 am–4 pm

Date Friday, May 10 9 am–12 pm

Fee $239 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $109

Where Acer Room Tired of having to support large, handtied bouquets as you build them? Try your hand at a new technique using “pillow” and “egg” mechanics. After mastering the technique for traditional mass bouquets during the morning session, spend the afternoon getting creative. Push the envelope as Jane Godshalk shares some creative tricks on how to use these new mechanics in totally different ways.

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Where Acer Room Let’s spring into the season! Incorporate a glorious selection of flowers with spring branches, featuring roses, peonies, cherry, and quince blossoms. Master new and interesting accent techniques using colorful wire, mindolino, and yarn, and create a stunningly lush and elegant arrangement that will delight Mom!

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Floral Design Floral Immersion: Basic I and II

EC

CC

Designing for Exhibition

with Jane Godshalk

with Jane Godshalk and Cres Motzi

Date Sunday, September 15 9 am–4 pm

Dates Friday, May 17–Monday, May 20 8 am–6 pm 4 day-long sessions

Fee $239 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $749 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

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Where Acer Room A combination of Basic Floral Design I and II in a concentrated format, this fun and intensive 4-day course offers the same amount of information and hands-on experience as our separate Basic I and Basic II courses. Complete two certificate courses and gain the foundation for building basic floral design skills. Learn the fundamentals of floral design and create traditional-style arrangements as well as how to condition flowers and handle floral foam, tape, wire, and sustainable design strategies. Be prepared for long, fulfilling days building on “budding” skills and mastering Biedermeier-style arranging, formal linear, topiary techniques, hand-tied bouquets, and corsage making.

Learn the hows and whys of entering a flower show. The morning session will look at the National Garden Club Flower Show staged in Longwood’s Ballroom, discuss some of the judges’ comments, and examine the process of how to plan and execute a design for exhibition. The afternoon session is a hands-on opportunity to create an arrangement inspired by an artistic idea.

Containers and all floral material will be provided. Comfortable shoes and clothing suggested.

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Bright Lights, Big Colors: Brad Austin

EC

Date Saturday, September 21 12–3 pm

September 21–22, 2019

Get a chance to work alongside award-winning florist and educator Brad Austin, AIFD. Join us for a series of weekend workshops that blend his love of the colors and traditions of Mexico with the glitz and glamor of Hollywood.

Yes, Yu-ca-tan!

with Brad Austin

Fee $179 Where Acer Room Create a centerpiece with flowers originating from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Using sun-drenched dahlias, marigolds, and other tropical flowers, create a colorful design in a handmade henequen (sisal) woven basket from Merida. Construct henequen decorative accents for the arrangement and go home with a vibrant and creative design.

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Floral Design EC

Tropical Tiles of the Maya

with Brad Austin

EC Get On the “A List”: Hollywood-Inspired Event Workshop

with Brad Austin Date Saturday, September 21 4–7 pm

Date Sunday, September 22 9 am–4 pm

Fee $179

Fee $359 Includes lunch

Where Acer Room Using containers constructed from iconic Mexican tiles from Merida, select a unique container with four different sides that you can use again and again. Bromeliads, tillandsia, and bold-textured succulents accent the container along with tropical foliage and driftwood to create the perfect accent for you to enjoy on your patio throughout the season.

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Where Acer Room Up your game and learn from the designer to the stars. Your next event could be a lavish affair with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Create a series of arrangements including table centerpieces, hanging designs, and custom floral accents. Create some of your own pieces, but also work collaboratively on a larger-than-life arrangement that could easily steal the show at any red-carpet event.

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Grand Design

with Cres Motzi

EC

Versatile Bamboo

with Midori Tanimune

Date Friday, September 27 6–9 pm

Date Sunday, October 6 1–5 pm

Fee $139

Fee $109

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Large-scale designs are lush, voluminous, and opulent. They make a visual statement and elicit a “wow” response because of their size and abundance. Dive into the mechanics and techniques that will enable you to design large-scale arrangements that are beautiful and relatively easy to make. Learn about plant materials that are better suited for this type of design and discover ways to extend your budget.

Bamboo is a staple material in Ikebana because of its versatility; its uses range from a structural element in large-scale public installations to the most whimsical element in a personal arrangement. In this class, learn about types of bamboo for use in arranging and how to condition and split bamboo as well as the many creative ways to use bamboo in free-style Ikebana arrangements.

Bring clippers and floral scissors. Container will be provided.

Container will be provided.

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Advanced Floral Design II

with Theresa Clower

Dates Saturdays & Sunday, October 12, 13, 19 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $389 Includes Dining Dollars card toward 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 day, 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. Leave with sensational designs and pride in your floral accomplishments. Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring for subsequent sessions.

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EC

Recipe for Success!

with Theresa Clower and Betty Young

Date Sunday, October 20 9 am–3 pm Fee $169 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Acer Room Knowing the right recipe is the first step in just about any project, and floral design is no exception. Determining the right number of arrangements for an event and the number of flowers to order can be the difference between success and a budget buster. Handling and care of your flowers and foliage are just as imperative to the success of your event as the design itself. Go behind the scenes and see how to prepare for a floral event with Longwood’s own Betty Young as she showcases proper care and handling techniques to extend your flowers’ vase life. Theresa Clower walks you through the initial meeting with the client, how to prepare an order, and how to use that order in creating the final product. Each student uses the lessons learned by “interviewing” a client, preparing an order, and, finally, creating a floral design based on the client’s wishes to take home.

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Floral Design EC

Wreath Making

with Shannon Toal

Date Saturday, December 7 9 am–12 pm Fee $109 Where Acer Room OR Date Saturday, December 7 1:30–4:30 pm Fee $109 Where Acer Room Hanging a fresh wreath kicks off the holiday season and fills the home with festive fragrance. Learn how to make a traditional, lush, mixed-green wreath sure to draw admirable comments from your family and guests. Berries, fruit, pine cones, pods, nuts, ribbons, and more are available to embellish your creation. Bring your pruners, floral scissors, and gardening gloves.

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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. Membership Benefit Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive a 10% discount on classes. Discounts will be applied automatically at registration, and membership must be valid on date of class. Questions, Comments, and Concerns Please send your feedback about the Continuing Education Program to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. We welcome your input. 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.

Weather Cancellations For the latest information on class cancellations caused by inclement weather, visit longwoodgardens.org 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 can be redeemed at the Terrace Restaurant toward the cost of a 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. Instructor Bios Available on our website.

Cell Phones Off Please Please, no texting or recording during class. Photos are welcome upon instructor’s invitation.

Longwood Gift Cards Gift cards may be used for Continuing Education classes and may be purchased by calling 610.388.1000.

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.

Refunds If you cancel your registration, your registration fee (less $30 processing fee) will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received at least 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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Many courses sell out quickly. Register for your classes online at longwoodgardens.org/enroll or call 610.388.5454. Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

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Interested in extending your learning experience beyond the courses in this catalog? In 2019, join the Continuing Education department as we dive deep into the worlds of orchid and aquatic plants through two engaging, informative, fully online, and free programs. Beginning January 19, 2019, expand your knowledge of arguably the largest and most exciting plant family, Orchidaceae, in “Everything About Orchids.” Beginning May 9, 2019, explore the Waterlily Display in “Everything about Aquatics.” Learn more: longwoodgardens.org/open-course-orchids longwoodgardens.org/open-course-aquatics

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Field Guide to Continuing Education: 2019 Course Catalog  

As you delve into the many courses and programs we have planned for the year, we hope that you will be inspired to expand upon your expertis...

Field Guide to Continuing Education: 2019 Course Catalog  

As you delve into the many courses and programs we have planned for the year, we hope that you will be inspired to expand upon your expertis...