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Field Guide to Continuing Education 2020 Course Catalog

Introducing Our New Two-Semester Catalog


Welcome to the 2020 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. To help plan your calendar and improve the registration process, we are dividing our courses into two semesters, with separate registration dates for each semester. Please see our Contents page for more details. We invite you to broaden your world by learning in ours.


Contents Courses by Date

4

Horticulture and Gardening

9

Ornamental Horticulture

10

Landscape Design

43

Tours and Lectures

55

Creative Arts

71

Floral Design

93

Classroom Map, General Information, & Registration

116

Course Key PS HT

Plant Science

Horticulture-Technique Course New Offering

CC

Core Course

EC

Elective Course

FO

Fully Online

Semester 1

Semester 2

Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

All classes in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2020 (January 1–June 30)

All classes in light blue boxes take place in the second half of 2020 (July 1–December 31)

About this Catalog

This year, we are diving into the weird and wild world of amazing plants. Push the boundaries of what you thought you knew about botany with our lineup of courses as diverse, fascinating, and unique as the plants they highlight. The illustrations found on the cover and pages within this catalog are by Chris Thorogood. His life-like oil paintings are just a sampling of the amazing work in his book, Weird Plants. Make sure to check out the courses taught by Thorogood on pages 59–61 in conjunction with our 2020 Community Read.


Courses by Date Color Key

Horticulture and Gardening

Tours and Lectures

Ornamental Horticulture

Creative Arts

Landscape Design

Floral Design

Semester 1: Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Start Date

Course Code

Course Name

January 5

201LDGCM

Introduction to Graphic Communications

Page 45

January 6

201ADBSA

Botanical Illustration Studio

72

January 9

201OHCOA

Conifers

12

January 11

201FDCWD

Comprehensive Wedding Design

97

January 13

201HTPPE

The Nuts and Bolts of Plant Propagation

22

January 16

201FDWWA

Winter Whites with a Twist of Lime

97

January 18

201ADSGM

Photographing the Winter Landscape

73 98

January 25

201FDB1D

Basic Floral Design I

January 25

201HTIBM

Set It and Forget It: Irrigation for Homeowners

22

January 29

201LDL1A

Landscape Design I

45

January 30

201FDX1A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Adventures (afternoon)

96

January 30

201FDX1E

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Adventures (evening)

96 46

February 1

201PSWDD

The Weekend Designer

February 3

201OHPPE

Plant Propagation

12

February 4

201FDMFE

May the Force be with You

99 23

February 4

201PSWIE

Creating a Blooming Winter Landscape

February 6

201ADWJM

Wicked and Wearable Plants: Jewelry

73

February 7

201FDX2A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Oscar Winners (early afternoon)

96

February 7

201FDXXA

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Oscar Winners (late afternoon)

96

February 9

201LDPDM

Planting Design

48

February 15

201ADPLD

Photography Techniques: Painting Orchids with Light

75

February 18

201LLDCE

Director’s Cut: Rethinking the Role of Woody Plants

56 75

February 21

201ADDGM

Spring Training: Beginner Digital Garden Photography

February 21

201ADMCM

Macro Photography: Carnivorous Plants (morning)

76

February 21

201ADMCA

Macro Photography: Carnivorous Plants (afternoon)

76

February 22

201FDB2D

Basic Floral Design II

99

February 22

201PSCHM

The Gardener and the Chef: Honey

23

February 24

201ADIBM

Introduction to Botanical Illustration

76

February 24

201ADBIE

An Evening of Botanical Illustration

77

February 26

201OHOPA

Understanding Plants

14

February 29

201ADBPM

Photography: Capturing the Truest of Blues (morning)

78

February 29

201ADPBA

Photography: Capturing the Truest of Blues (afternoon)

78

February 29

201HTVGD

Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp

24

March 7

201HTPSM

Performance Pruning: Shrubs (morning)

24

March 7

201HTPSA

Performance Pruning: Shrubs (afternoon)

24

March 7

201LDSDM

Sketching for Designers

48

March 10

201FDX3M

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Musical Fantasies (morning)

96

March 10

201FDX3A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Musical Fantasies (afternoon)

96


March 11

201OHDBE

Deer-Resistant Bulbs

14

March 11

201PSLLE

Keeping Track of Your Garden

26

March 12

201PSGKM

Grow and Know Local Flowers

March 13

201FDA1A

Advanced Floral Design I

57 101

March 13

201FDB1M

Basic Floral Design I

98

March 14

201PSBDM

Bonsai Basics

26

March 14

201PSB1M

Bonsai Basics Hands-On Session 1

26

March 14

201PSB2A

Bonsai Basics Hands-On Session 2

26

March 15

201HTWBM

What’s All the Buzz?

27

March 15

201PSB3M

Bonsai Basics Hands-On Session 3

26

March 15

201PSB4A

Bonsai Basics Hands-On Session 4

26

March 17

201OHBEE

Broad-Leaved Evergreens

15

March 21

201ADPPA

Pencil Power: Basic Drawing

79

March 21

201HTPTM

Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees (morning)

27

March 21

201HTPTA

Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees (afternoon)

27

March 22

201ADCPA

Interpretations in Colored Pencils

79

March 23

201OHXAD

Annuals, Perennials, and Vines

15

March 23

201OHXED

Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants

17

March 27

201ADCWD

Creative Writing: Telling a Plant’s Story

81

March 28

201FDFMA

Foliage Manipulation Studio

March 28

201PSAPE

Attack of the Plant Nerds: Science Fiction vs. Science Fact

March 28

201ADPMA

Plant Monster Creations

81

March 29

201PSBAM

Branches All Around

28

April 2

201LDAIE

Asian-Inspired Garden Design

April 4

201FDIID

Introduction to Ikebana

102 59

49 102

April 6

201OHNPE

Native Plants

17

April 9

201HTAAE

Amazing Aroids

28

April 10

201PSHHD

Hidden History: Looking Beyond the Landscape

63

April 11

201PSLUM

Water’s Edge Living Aquarium (morning)

29

April 11

201PSLUA

Water’s Edge Living Aquarium (afternoon)

29

April 13

201PSKPE

Evolution of Killer Plants

59

April 16

201PSBCE

The Six Seasons of the Brandywine Cottage

63

April 17

201PSWWM

The Weird, the Wild, and the Wonderful

60

April 18

201PSPRE

Attack of the Plant Nerds II: The Revenge

60

April 18

201PSBCM

A Tour of Brandywine Cottage (morning)

65

April 18

201PSBCA

A Tour of Brandywine Cottage (afternoon)

65

April 22

201OHTPE

Exotic and Tropical Plants

18

April 23

201FDX4A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Histories (afternoon)

96

April 23

201FDX4E

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Histories (evening)

96

April 30

201ADBJA

Botanically Inspired Jewelry

82

May 2

201PSSFM

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

65

May 2

201PSTMM

Trough Making (morning)

29

May 2

201PSTMA

Trough Making (afternoon)

29

May 5

201PSFLE

Functional Landscapes: From Global Trends to the Local View

30

May 6

201HTWIM

What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Weed ID in Turf

30

May 6 201HTTTA

What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Insect & Disease Management for Turf

32

May 12

What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Pest ID

32

201HTPIM

May 12

201HTPDA

What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Plant Disease ID

May 14

201FDA2D

Advanced Floral Design II

33 103

May 16

201HTIHM

Inside the Hive

33

May 16

201PSNZM

The Enigma of New Zealand’s Plant Life

34

May 16

201PSWGM

Water Gardening in a Container

34

May 19

201FDX5A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Classic Flicks (afternoon)

96


May 19

201FDX5E

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Classic Flicks (evening)

May 29

201FDEXM

Floral Design Certificate Exam

96 103

May 29

201LDEDD

Elements of Design Tour: Public Gardens on the Main Line

May 30

201ADVPM

View from the Porch

82

May 31

201ADBBM

Buds, Blooms, and Apertures

84

May 31

201PSHSM

Hardy Succulents for the Mid-Atlantic Landscape (morning)

35

May 31

201PSHSA

Hardy Succulents for the Mid-Atlantic Landscape (afternoon)

35

May 31

201PSUAM

Unusual Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Plants (morning)

35

May 31

201PSUAA

Unusual Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Plants (afternoon)

35

June 2

201LDWAE

Design, Create, Construct: Walls

50

June 3

201PSBBD

The NYC Coastline: Brooklyn Bridge Park and Governor’s Island

66

June 4 201ADFFA

The Fundamentals of Foliage: Drawing and Rendering in Colored Pencils

June 4

Forget the Flowers

201FDFFE

49, 66

84 104

June 4

201OHA2E

All-Purpose Annuals: Part 2

18

June 10

201PSGSM

The Gardener and the Chef: Summer Fruits

36 68

June 12

201PSNTD

Specialty Nursery Tour

June 14

201PSTCM

Not Hardy, Not a Problem: Tropical Container Gardening (morning)

36

June 14

201PSTCA

Not Hardy, Not a Problem: Tropical Container Gardening (afternoon)

36

June 18

201FDSID

Summer Floral Immersion: Basic I and II

June 25

201FDX6A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Drama (afternoon)

104 96

June 25

201FDX6E

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Drama (evening)

96

June 27

201PSDHM

Diversify Your Harvest: Exceptional Herbs and Unconventional Veggies

38

June 27

201HTVVM

Vegetable Gardening Beyond Boot Camp

38

Semester 2: Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 July 13

202ADIBM

Introduction to Botanical Illustration

76

July 13

202ADBIE

An Evening of Botanical Illustration

77

July 13

202OHXAD

Annuals, Perennials, and Vines

15

July 13

202OHXTD

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

19

July 20

201LDBGE

Designing a Border Garden

50

July 26

202LDGCM

Introduction to Graphic Communications

45

July 28

202FDX7A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Animated Flicks (afternoon)

96

July 28

202FDX7E

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Animated Flicks (evening)

96

August 7

202FDPCD

Principles of Color

August 9

202PSSHM

The Gardener and the Chef: Sweet and Savory Herbs

107 39

August 12

202FDX8A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Epics (afternoon)

96 96

August 12

202FDX8E

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Epics (evening)

August 18

202OHUWE

Underutilized and Underappreciated Woody Plants

19

August 19

202LDL1E

Landscape Design I

45

August 20

202PSRGM

Rain Gardens and the Plants that Love Them

August 21

202ADWWD

Water, Water, Everywhere

39, 68 85

August 23

202ADNCM

Nooks & Crannies: Main Fountain Garden, Grotto, and Carillon

85

August 27

202FDB1E

Basic Floral Design I

98

August 29

202FDBBM

Boggy Beauty

107

August 30

202ADN2M

Nooks & Crannies: Main Fountain Garden, Grotto, and Carillon

85

September 9

202HTPIM

What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Pest ID

32

September 9

202HTPDA

What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Plant Disease ID

33

September 10 202LDL2E

Landscape Design II

51

September 10 202OHDTE

Deciduous Trees

20 86

September 11

202ADNND

A Naturalist’s Notebook

September 11

202ADW2D

Water, Water, Everywhere

September 11

202FDIID

Introduction to Ikebana

85 102


September 11

202PSGAD

Growing an Aromatic Life: Farm Tour

69

September 12

202ADFWA

Fearless Watercolor

86

September 12 202PSNTM

The ‘Ah’ Factor: Nature as Therapy

40

September 13 202PSIMM

Attracting Beneficial Bugs: Insect Mansions

40

September 14 202ADB2A

Botanical Illustration Studio

72

September 14 202ADI3M

Introduction to Botanical Illustration

76

September 14 202ADB2E

An Evening of Botanical Illustration

77

September 15

202FDX9A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Fantasies (afternoon)

96

September 15

202FDX9E

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Fantasies (evening)

96 30

September 16 202HTWIM

What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Weed ID in Turf

September 16 202HTTTA

What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Insect & Disease Management for Turf

32

September 18 202FDMIA

Inspired by Italy: Modern Mass Design

108 108

September 18 202FDILA

Inspired by Italy: Horizontal Layered Design

September 19 202HTCSM

Composting: Start Your Microbes

41

September 26 202ADESA

Eco-Printing on a Scarf

88

September 26 202ADMPM

Weekend of Macro Photography

88

September 26 202HTCBM

Composting: Beyond the Basics

41

October 4

202ADCPA

Interpretations in Colored Pencils

October 6

202FDSLA

A Floral Journey

October 6

202LDPPE

People, Plants, & Landscape Design

October 7

202FDCCA

Catch the Current

October 7

202LDSLA

Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory

October 8

202FDCFM

A Classic Fan with a Modern Twist

October 9

202ADPPA

Pastels in Plein Air

October 9

202FDEXM

Floral Design Certificate Exam

79 110 51 111 53 111 89 103

October 11

202ADPOM

Photo Op!

89

October 13

202FDIMA

Ikebana in Miniature

112

October 17

202FDB2D

Basic Floral Design II

99

October 18

202FDBQA

Bouquets Four Ways

112

October 19

202OHX2D

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

October 19

202OHXED

Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants

19 17

October 27

202FDX0A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Horror Flicks (afternoon)

96

October 27

202FDX0E

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Horror Flicks (evening)

96

October 27

202OHXPD

Understanding Plants

20

November 3

202FDNAA

A Natural Approach to Floral Support

113

November 7

202FDA1D

Advanced Floral Design I

101

November 11

202FDDVD

DVFlora Tour and More!

November 13

202ADAPA

Abstract Photography: The Art of Observation

69, 113 90

November 14

202ADAPM

Abstract Photography: The Art of Observation

90 96

November 15

202FDX1M

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Musicals (morning)

November 15

202FDX1A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Musicals (afternoon)

November 24

202FDHHM

Haute Harvest (morning)

114

November 24

202FDHHA

Haute Harvest (afternoon)

114

96

December 2

202ADQOM

Quilled Snowflake Ornaments (morning)

90

December 2

202ADQOA

Quilled Snowflake Ornaments (afternoon)

90

December 4

202ADBOM

Botanically Inspired Holiday Ornaments (morning)

91

December 4

202ADBOA

Botanically Inspired Holiday Ornaments (afternoon)

91

December 5

202FDWMM

Holiday Wreath Making (morning)

114

December 5

202FDWMA

Holiday Wreath Making (afternoon)

114

December 9

202FDX2M

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Holiday Flicks (morning)

96

December 9

202FDX2A

Floral Fun Inspired by the Movies: Holiday Flicks (afternoon)

96

December 12

202FDHTM

Christmas Compote Centerpiece (morning)

115

December 12

202FDHTA

Christmas Compote Centerpiece (afternoon)

115


Horticulture and Gardening Longwood offers the opportunity to learn directly from top 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 have no prerequisites, and beginners are welcome. Try one! Ornamental Horticulture Looking to advance your career at a public garden, nursery, or landscaping firm? 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 Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture.

C  lasses in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2020 (January 1–June 30). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Classes in light blue boxes take place in the second half of 2020 (July 1–December 31). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Opposite The snake gourd, Trichosanthes cucumerina, a member of the pumpkin and melon family, produces a reddish fruit used in traditional medicine and culinary applications in tropical regions.


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 and study live specimens, cultural conditions, and landscape uses of plants in the outdoor gardens and indoor conservatories at Longwood. Designed for small groups, these walks offer unique opportunities to study in such a magnificent and unique setting. Horticulture Technique Courses Develop a 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 10, 2020. 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/tracking-sheets 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

CC

  Understanding Plants  Additional Plant

Core Courses

  Deciduous Trees   Conifers   Perennials   Ornamental

Science course

EC

Elective Courses

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

HT

4 horticulture technique courses of your choice

 _____________  _____________  _____________  _____________

 _____________  _____________  _____________  _____________

& Native Shrubs

  Native Plants

Total Weeks:

Hort-Tech Courses

_______

Level II PS

Plant Science

CC

 Any Plant Science

Core Courses

  Small Flowering Trees   All-Purpose Annuals   Broad-Leaved

course NOT used in Level I

  A ny Plant Science

Evergreens

course NOT used in Level I

  Underutilized Plants

EC

Elective Courses

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 Total Weeks:

HT

Hort-Tech Courses

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

  _____________  _____________  _____________  _____________

_______

Level III PS

Plant Science

  2 1st Century Trends:

CC

Core Courses

No further requirements

An Enrichment Review

  A ny Plant Science course NOT used in Level I or II

EC

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 CC

Conifers

PS

Plant Propagation

with Ginny Levy

with Matt Taylor

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Thursdays, January 9–February 20 3–5 pm, 7 sessions

Dates Mondays, February 3–March 16 5–7 pm, 7 sessions

Fee $179 by January 2 $189 after January 2

Fee $179 by January 27 $189 after January 27

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifers, ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. The plants are arranged by family, including Pinaceae (pines, spruce, and firs), Cupressacease (arborvitae, cypress, and juniper), Taxaceae (yews), and others, to foster knowledge of specific identification characteristics. This course focuses on the major coniferous genera, highlighting identification, growth patterns, and landscape use.

Gain a practical and technical understanding of the differences between asexual and sexual reproduction and the techniques used in both the commercial and home settings. Discuss propagation techniques including seed hybridization, vegetative cuttings, division, layering, grafting, budding, and tissue culture. Also learn about propagation equipment, growing media, structures, mist systems, and environmental conditions.

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

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

Optional Exam Thursday, February 20

Optional Exam Monday, March 16

Inclement Weather Date Thursday, February 27

Inclement Weather Date Monday, March 23

Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, January 25 and February 15, 9 am–12 pm, and Thursdays, January 30 and February 13, 11 am–2 pm

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Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture PS

Understanding Plants

with Jeff Jabco

EC

Deer-Resistant Bulbs

with Charles Cresson

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Wednesdays, February 26–April 8 4–6 pm, 7 sessions

Dates Wednesdays, March 11 and 25, and April 8 6:30–8:30 pm, 4 sessions

Fee $179 by February 19 $189 after February 19 Where Visitor Center Auditorium 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. On March 11 and April 1, class time is extended until 6:30 pm to include a lab walk in the Gardens. These sessions are 1.25 hours of lecture and 1.25 hours of lab walk.

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam Wednesday, April 8 Inclement Weather Date Wednesday, April 15

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Fee $89 by March 4 $99 after March 4 Where Acer Room Hardy bulbs are an important part of the garden palette from late winter through spring and a few even bloom in autumn. Discover the many kinds of bulbs that are seldom or rarely affected by deer and other critters. These easily grown bulbs and other tuberous plants provide a beautiful succession of blooms in a wide range of colors and reappear each year in increasing numbers. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam Wednesday, April 15 Guided Plant Walks Saturday, April 4, 9 am–12 pm and Wednesday, April 8, 2:30–5:30 pm Inclement Weather Dates Wednesdays, March 18 Wednesday, April 1


Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture CC

Broad-Leaved Evergreens

with David Sanford

EC FO

Annuals, Perennials, and Vines

in partnership with NC State University

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Tuesdays, March 17–April 28 6:30–8:30 pm, 7 sessions

Date Opens on Monday, March 23 6-week online course

Fee $179 by March 10 $189 after March 10

Fee $179 by March 16 $189 after March 16

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Fully Online

Outstanding foliage, showy flowers, brilliant fruit, and interesting textural contrasts make broad-leaved evergreens an essential component of your garden. These diverse plants add interest throughout the year and serve a variety of landscape functions. Learn about the identification, culture, and landscape use of a number of broad-leaved evergreens and their cultivars suitable for the mid-Atlantic garden. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam Tuesday, April 28 Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, May 5 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, March 28 and April 25, 9 am–12 pm and Tuesdays, April 7 and 21, 2:30–5:30 pm

OR

Semester 2 Date Opens Monday, July 13 6-week online course Fee $179 by July 6 $189 after July 6 Where Fully Online Discover a collection of plants that will add a burst of color to your garden with exciting textures and blooms. Learn to recognize and use these garden favorites to accentuate your landscape. This fully online course uses photo stories, video presentations, fact pages, an e-book, flash cards, vocabulary games, mystery plants, and hundreds of beautiful images to teach the identifying characteristics of these plants and how best to use them in the landscape. This course includes 6-month access to Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admission and 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. This counts as a 3-week elective toward a Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture.

longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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

CC

Native Plants

with Nancy Bell & Pandora Young

in partnership with NC State University

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Opens on Monday, March 23 6-week online course

Dates Mondays, April 6–May 18 6:30–8:30 pm, 7 sessions

Fee $179 by March 16, $189 after March 16

Fee $179 by March 30, $189 after March 30

Where Fully Online

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

OR

Semester 2 Date Opens on Monday, October 19 6-week online course Fee $179 by October 12, $189 after October 12 Where Fully Online Learn to identify and appreciate commonly used plants on your own schedule. This fully online course exposes you to plants that can be grown throughout the nation. Through photo stories, presentations, online fact pages, and beautiful images, learn the use and identifying characteristics of these plants and a few new introductions from the research and breeding programs at Longwood Gardens and North Carolina State University. Explore the edible side of the landscape with a study of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Extend your growing season with bulbs and even houseplants.

Approach gardening with a focus on adding ecological value as well as beauty to your landscape, using plants native to the mid-Atlantic region. Support local birds, pollinators, and other wildlife by providing them with food and habitat. Join Gateway Garden Center Perennials Manager Nancy Bell and Longwood Senior Horticulturist Pandora Young in a course that covers trees, shrubs, perennials, and vines for site types ranging from fields to forests. Land stewardship begins in your own garden! Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam Monday, May 18 Guided Plant Walks Mondays, April 27 and May 11, 2:30– 5:30 pm and Saturdays, May 2 and 16, 9 am–12 pm

This course includes 6-month access to Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admission and 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. This counts as a 3-week elective toward a Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture. longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture EC

Exotic and Tropical Plants

with Karl Gercens

CC

All-Purpose Annuals: Part 2

with Kris Barry

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Wednesdays, April 22–June 3 5–7 pm, 7 sessions

Dates Thursdays, June 4–June 25 6–8 pm, 4 sessions

Fee $179 by April 15 $189 after April 15

Fee $89 by May 28 $99 after May 28

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Dive into the world of exotic and tropical plants, with their colorful foliage and fragrant flowers. Concentrate on identification, culture, growth patterns, and management in the interior and exterior landscape. Discuss appropriate overwintering locations. The use of these plants provides the opportunity to add color, texture, movement, and seasonal excitement to interiors throughout the year and to containers and garden beds in the warm season for home, garden, institutional, or commercial applications. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam Wednesday, June 3 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, May 9 and 30, 9 am–12 pm, and Wednesdays, May 13 and 27, 1–4 pm

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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 lesser-known varieties. Discuss your favorites and discover some unknown gems. New this year, we have split our 6-week Annuals class into two parts. 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. You are welcome to take these two parts in any order you wish.

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam Thursday, June 25 Guided Plant Walks Saturday, June 13, 8–11 am, and Thursday, June 18, 2–5 pm


Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture EC FO

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

in partnership with NC State University

CC Underutilized and Underappreciated Woody Plants

with Mary Tipping

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Opens Monday, July 13 6-week online course

Dates Tuesdays, August 18–September 15 4:30–6:30 pm, 4 sessions

Fee $179 by July 6 $189 after July 6

Fee $89 by August 11 $99 after August 11

Where Fully Online

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

OR Date Opens Monday, October 19 6-week online course Fee $179 by October 12 $189 after October 12 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.

Are you passionate about growing unique, rare, or underutilized plants to create a botanical paradise in your home garden? Expand your plant palette and open your horizons to new and exciting woody plants in this course. Explore underutilized trees, shrubs with multi-season interest, and vines with form, function, and flair. Plant walks focus on the woody plant collection at Longwood and, as an added perk, a visit to Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam Tuesday, September 15 Guided Plant Walks Tuesday, September 1, 12:30–3:30 pm at Longwood Gardens and Saturday, September 12, 9 am–12 pm at Scott Arboretum No Class Tuesday, September 8

This course includes 6-month access to Longwood Gardens.Bring proof of course registration for admission and 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. This counts as a 3-week elective toward a Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture. longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Horticulture and Gardening: Ornamental Horticulture CC

Deciduous Trees

with Robert Dougan

PS FO

Understanding Plants

with Jeff Jabco

Semester 2

Semester 2

Dates Thursdays, September 10–October 22 6:30–8:30 pm, 7 sessions

Date Opens Tuesday, October 27 6-week online course

Fee $179 by September 3 $189 after September 3

Fee $179 by October 20 $189 after October 20

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Fully Online

Deciduous trees are typically the longestlasting plants in a landscape and, when mature, can be the most valuable structures on a property. They provide framework to your garden and contribute as a significant habitat for wildlife. Deciduous trees offer essential shade in the landscape and can even lower your energy bill if placed correctly. This course covers the identification and landscape uses of deciduous trees found in this region. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam Thursday, October 22 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, September 26 and October 17, 9 am–12 pm, and Thursdays, October 1 and 15, 2:30–5:30 pm

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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. Review Session Webinar Tuesday, December 2, 6–6:45 pm Optional Exam Available until Tuesday, December 15


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Horticulture & Gardening HT The Nuts and Bolts of Plant Propagation

HT Set It and Forget It: Irrigation for Homeowners

with Matt Taylor

with Kevin Zuidervliet

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Monday, January 13 6–9 pm

Date Saturday, January 25 9 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $49

Where Betula Room

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens

How do you multiply a favorite plant? Longwood’s Director of Research and Conservation Matt Taylor shows you how to save seeds and take cuttings from your favorite plants, sharing some hints on germinating seeds at home on your windowsill or in a more complex setup with growth lights and heating mats. Learn which seeds need time in the cold or require scratching. Explore the basics of rooting hormones and take home seeds to nurture and grow this spring.

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Tired of dragging hoses around your property? Learn how to save time and water by utilizing irrigation in your landscape. Topics covered include drip irrigation, timers, spray stakes, and passive methods of watering. Learn about dynamic systems that allow gardeners the freedom to walk away from their plants and know they will be watered automatically. Learn tips and tricks to water not only your garden beds but also your containers.


Horticulture & Gardening Creating a Blooming Winter Landscape

The Gardener and the Chef: Honey

with Charles Cresson

with Jim Bobb & Chef Alex Neaton

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Tuesdays, February 4–18 6–8 pm, 3 sessions

Date Saturday, February 22 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $89

Fee $69

Where Betula Room

Where Betula Room

If you thought the winter garden was a static affair, think again! A succession of hardy flowers can adorn your garden and entertain you with color and fragrance throughout the colder months. Learn how these shrubs, perennials, and bulbs survive, thrive, and bloom in our climate. Learn where to plant them and how to design the winter garden for maximum effect in sun and shade. Enrich your garden with witch hazels, snowdrops, winter aconite, adonis, and many more exciting blooms that brave the season. Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, February 25

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Warm up this winter with a taste of one of civilization’s original sweeteners. Learn about its history in culinary arts, some of “the buzz” on its health benefits, and sample an assortment of honeys to discern the different nuances derived from their sources. Jim Bobb shares insight and lessons learned from decades of beekeeping. Taste small bites prepared by the chefs at Longwood to find new and creative ways to integrate the naturally sweet flavor of honey into your diet. Inclement Weather Date Sunday, February 23 See Related Courses What’s All the Buzz?, page 27 Inside the Hive, page 33

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Horticulture & Gardening HT Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp

HT

Performance Pruning: Shrubs

with Pat Joyce & Kevin Zuidervliet

with David Mattern

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Saturday, February 29 9 am–3 pm

Date Saturday, March 7 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $89 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $49

Where Betula Room

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens OR

Get ready to train for a successful season growing vegetables. During this immersive day, discuss principles for designing and creating a vegetable garden, including the location, layout, and bed preparation. Tour the vegetable garden at Longwood to see these principles in use. Review common vegetables grown in this area and their basic needs: 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. This is a rain-or-shine outdoor experience. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Fulfills requirements for two Hort-Tech Courses

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, March 1 See Related Course Vegetable Gardening Beyond Boot Camp, page 38

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Date Saturday, March 7 1–4:30 pm Fee $49 Where Catalpa Room & Gardens Take the mystery out of pruning and improve the performance of your shrubs and vines. Proper timing ensures optimal blooms, and accurate techniques 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. This is a rain-or-shine outdoor experience. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.


Horticulture & Gardening Keeping Track of Your Garden

HT

with Kristina Aguilar & Wayne Guymon

with Kevin Bielicki & Steven Ittel

Bonsai Basics

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Wednesday, March 11 5–7 pm

Demonstration Date Saturday, March 14 8–9:45 am

Fee $49

Where Catalpa Room

Where Betula Room

Hands-on Session Dates (choose one) Saturday, March 14, 11 am–2 pm Saturday, March 14, 3–6 pm Sunday, March 15, 9 am–12 pm Sunday, March 15, 1–4 pm

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of your plant tags when installing a new garden? This course assists you in recording the essential information needed to keep your garden plants labeled and provides you the fundamentals to make your own system for plant recordkeeping. Join Wayne Guymon, the developer and caretaker of WynEden (a diverse, 10-acre plant collection), as he walks you through the decision-making process he uses to keep all the names and locations straight. Then learn from Longwood’s Plant Collections Information Manager Kristina Aguilar about how Longwood uses tags and technology to keep records of its historic and everchanging collection of plants. Inclement Weather Date Thursday, March 12

Fee $189 Where Soil Shed In this beginner course, learn about bonsai, the centuries-old Asian 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 hands-on 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 & Gardening HT

What’s All the Buzz?

with Jim Bobb

HT Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees

with Longwood Staff

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Sunday, March 15 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, March 21 8:30 am—12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $49

Where Betula Room

Where Acer Room & Gardens

This honey of a class helps take the mystery out of beekeeping. Apiculture, or beekeeping, is the practical management of the social species of honeybees 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. See Related Courses The Gardener and the Chef: Honey, page 23 Inside the Hive, page 33

OR Date Saturday, March 21 1–4:30 pm Fee $49 Where Catalpa Room & Gardens 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 & Gardening Branches All Around

HT

with Dan Benarcik

with Bridget Woczyna

Amazing Aroids

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Sunday, March 29 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, April 9 5–7 pm

Fee $89

Fee $69

Where Betula Room and Soil Shed

Where Catalpa Room

Find a use for willows and dogwood branches. Using bright red, yellow, and orange stems that we provide, weave the branches into a beautiful hanging basket. Plant your basket with cool-weather annuals and leafy greens. The colorful twig basket persists until the plants eventually cascade over it. The technique can also be applied to any wire frame baskets you have at home.

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From the gigantic blooms of the titan arum to the striking ombre of a calla lily and everything in between, the aroid family or Araceae has an abundance of weird and wonderful plants worth growing. Local aroid enthusiast Bridget Woczyna shares the tips and techniques that have made her a top grower of unusual aroids. Discuss their proper planting and cultural care, learn the best way to propagate aroids for your own, and discover how to integrate these standouts in the landscape. Learn about both hardy and non-hardy species and take home a tuber from the class for your own garden.


Horticulture & Gardening Water’s Edge Living Aquarium

Trough Making

with Chris Ahmed

with Louise Clarke

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Saturday, April 11 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, May 2 9–11 am

Fee $129

Fee $89

Where Acer Room

Where Soil Shed

OR

OR

Date Saturday, April 11 1–4 pm

Date Saturday, May 2 1–3 pm

Fee $129

Fee $89

Where Acer Room

Where Soil Shed

We tend to think only about the terrestrial world of plants, yet there is abundant aquatic vegetation that provides texture, color, and even blooms to a world we rarely see. Why not bring the magic of a pond indoors? Join Chris Ahmed of Shrimpery as he introduces the art of creating a desktop landscape showcasing the lively plants that thrive at and below the water’s edge. Create and take home your own nano-environment and learn about its proper culture and care. All supplies and materials provided.

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

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Horticulture & Gardening Functional Landscapes: From Global Trends to the Local View

HT What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Weed ID in Turf

with Ed Snodgrass

with Tanner Delvalle

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Tuesday, May 5 6–8 pm

Date Wednesday, May 6 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Fee $29

Fee $79

Where Acer Room

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Explore ideas from across the globe about the power of plants, particularly how they can offset the effects of habitat destruction and ultimately serve as functional landscapes. Ed Snodgrass shares tangible examples from his work around the globe that relate to the local scale and discuss how we, as gardeners, can do our part. Practical solutions, thoughtful plant selection, and a focus on the long-term viability of a design all contribute to articulating the ecosystem services of plants to homeowners, engineers, and policy makers. Go home with a starter pack of plants to create your own functional landscape.

OR

Semester 2 Date Wednesday, September 16 9:30 am–12:30 pm Fee $79 Where Visitor Center Auditorium Learn how to identify the plants that are out of place in your landscape. This hands-on session includes a look at vital identification and management strategies for some broadleaf and grassy weeds common to landscape, turf, and roadside sites. Specialized instruction focuses 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 & Gardening HT What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Insect & Disease Management for Turf with Tanner Delvalle

HT What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Pest ID

with Rachel Schnaitman

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Wednesday, May 6 1:30–4:30 pm

Date Tuesday, May 12 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Fee $79

Fee $79

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

OR

OR with Brian Kunkel

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Wednesday, September 16 1:30–4:30 pm

Date Wednesday, September 9 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Fee $79

Fee $79

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Elevate an average lawn to an extraordinary one! Hone your ability to diagnose symptoms of turf grass disease, insect infestation, or cultural damage. 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.

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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, 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.


Horticulture & Gardening HT What’s Wrong with My Plants?: Plant Disease ID

Inside the Hive with Jim Bobb

with Alyssa Collins

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Tuesday, May 12 1:30–4:30 pm

Date Saturday, May 16 9 am–12 pm

Fee $79

Fee $49

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Betula Room & Gardens

OR

Semester 2 Date Wednesday, September 9 1:30–4:30 pm Fee $79 Where Visitor Center Auditorium Using the Gardens as your classroom, learn to identify common diseases of trees, shrubs, and perennials. Effectively monitor landscapes by learning to recognize the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause it, and when and how to apply controls. Engage in in-depth discussions about control measures including proper horticultural practices, sanitation, resistant cultivars, and fungicides.

Are you curious about what goes on inside a beehive? Have you ever wanted to see the queen lay eggs, observe worker babies hatch out, or taste honey straight from the hive? Then join beekeeper Jim Bobb and go “Inside the Hive.” The class begins with an illustrated lecture to give you a better understanding of hive activity and hierarchy, followed by a venture into the field to open and inspect Longwood’s hives. Bring your questions and get answers and insight into the fascinating world of bees. See Related Courses The Gardener and the Chef: Honey, page 23 What’s All the Buzz?, page 27

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 & Gardening The Enigma of New Zealand’s Plant Life

Water Gardening in a Container with Tim Jennings

with Barbara Wheeler

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Saturday, May 16 9–11 am

Date Saturday, May 16 9 am–12 pm

Fee $29

Fee $99

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens

Where Soil Shed

More than 7,700 miles away is an island nation full of unique plant life that belies belief. New Zealand has climate zones that span sub-tropical to cool temperate and 9,300 miles of coastline that are bordered by the South Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. Take a journey through the landscapes of New Zealand and learn about the plants and adaptations of a flora so astounding it will take your breath away.

Longwood’s Waterlily Display attracts thousands of summer visitors who admire the tranquility and beauty of the unusual plants. Learn how to grow these lovely specimens at home. Engage in discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities as you divide and repot plants from Longwood’s collection to take home for your 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 your own miniature water garden. Please be prepared to transport a large container, dress for a hands-on experience, and bring gardening gloves if you care to use them.

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Horticulture & Gardening HT Hardy Succulents for the Mid-Atlantic Landscape

HT Unusual Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Plants

with Jessie Keith

with Emma Seniuk

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Sunday, May 31 10 am–1 pm

Date Sunday, May 31 9 am–12 pm

Fee $99

Fee $99

OR Date Sunday, May 31 2–5 pm

Where Acer Room OR

Fee $99

Date Sunday, May 31 2–5 pm

Where Catalpa Room

Fee $99

Cacti and succulents are dryland gems that are not reserved to the arid American Southwest. Get up close and personal with a wide range of regionally hardy cacti and succulents. Some may be familiar to local gardeners while others, including colorful hardy Opuntia and barrel cacti, might come as a surprise. Jessie Keith has been growing these waterwise plants in her Wilmington, Delaware garden for years and shares her tips and tricks to getting these xeric plants to survive our winters and thrive in our summers. Keith demonstrates trough planting before students create their own hardy succulent trough gardens. All supplies and materials provided.

Where Acer Room The ephemeral nature of unusual annuals, biennials, and half-hardy selections allows gardeners to explore the wide range of moments that encapsulate a season. Adding these plants into existing perennial beds or formal borders can spark interest during lulls in summer blooms, add a pop of color to a woodland edge, or invigorate a fading container design. Join Emma Seniuk as she shares her experience working with these underappreciated plants and how they integrate into permanent plantings. Following the lecture and demonstration, design your own container garden using these unusual plants to have an exquisite design that lasts throughout the summer. Take home a selection of seeds to continue adding interest later in the season.

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Horticulture & Gardening The Gardener and the Chef: Summer Fruits

Not Hardy, Not a Problem: Tropical Container Gardening

with Harold Taylor & Chef Vanessa Casper

with Karl Gercens

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Wednesday, June 10 8:30 am–12 pm

Date Sunday, June 14 9–11 am

Fee $69

Fee $99

Where Catalpa Room

Where Soil Shed

The first bite into a ripe peach or the sweet taste of the perfect blackberry reminds us 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. See Related Courses The Gardener and the Chef: Honey, page 23 The Gardener and the Chef: Sweet and Savory Herbs, page 39

OR Date Sunday, June 14 1–3 pm Fee $99 Where Soil Shed Big, bold tropical foliage and flowers add splash to any container. Have fun planting exotic tropical treasures in a container of diverse and contrasting textures. Longwood’s East Conservatory Manager Karl Gercens covers techniques for planting, design combinations, and overwintering. Select, combine, and plant a variety of “hot” plants into a beautiful focal point to take home. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them.

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Horticulture & Gardening HT Diversify Your Harvest: Exceptional Herbs & Unconventional Veggies

with Alexandra Correia

HT Vegetable Gardening Beyond Boot Camp

with David Mattern

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Saturday, June 27 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, June 27 1–4 pm

Fee $49

Fee $49

Where Acer Room & Idea Garden

Where Betula Room

Explore edible plants that can add interest to your garden and plate. This class is for gardeners who are ready to experiment with underutilized, exotic, and heirloom varieties of vegetables and herbs that deserve a place in your garden. Alexandra Correia guides you through how these plants can be sourced, propagated, cultivated, and used in your kitchen. See how these plants are incorporated and grown in Longwood’s Idea Garden, and leave with seedlings to transplant into your own idea garden. Inclement Weather Date Sunday, June 28

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Go beyond the basics of vegetable gardening with this intermediate to advanced level class for vegetable gardeners. Topics include soil health, crop succession, irrigation options, pruning and disease control options. An abundant harvest is the goal, so students even discuss post-harvest challenges such as how to store different types of crops. Make this your best harvest ever! See Related Course Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp, page 24


Horticulture & Gardening The Gardener and the Chef: Sweet and Savory Herbs with Linda Shanahan,

HT Rain Gardens and the Plants that Love Them

Eric Vanderhyde, and Chef Tim Smith

with Carrie Wiles

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Sunday, August 9 8:30 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, August 20 8:30 am–1 pm

Fee $69

Fee $89

Where Catalpa Room

Where Acer Room

Dive deep into sweet and savory herbs and try dishes that exemplify the versatility of these plants. Get expert advice on how to maximize their flavor by understanding their fertility and prime harvesting time. Sample the flavors of a wide assortment of basil, lavender, and mint prior to dining on the small bites prepared by the chefs at Longwood. Take home a few herbs to add to your own home garden. See Related Courses The Gardener and the Chef: Honey, page 23 The Gardener and the Chef: Summer Fruits, page 36

Weather that includes frequent heavy rain and long dry spells challenges gardeners to find the right plants that can adapt to such varied moisture conditions. Learn various tips and techniques both above and below ground that can aid in your success and learn how to employ thoughtful design techniques for creating a landscape well suited to handle excess rain. After a morning lecture, tour the expansive network of rain gardens and bioswales installed at the commercial growing operation of North Creek Nursery in nearby Landenberg, Pennsylvania. Discover a myriad of plants acclimated to fluctuations in soil moisture gradient. Take home a collection of six plants grown by North Creek suited for a rain garden or wet spot in your own home landscape.

Inclement Weather Date Friday, August 21

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Horticulture & Gardening The “Ah” Factor: Nature as Therapy

Attracting Beneficial Bugs: Insect Mansions

with Kathy Andrzejewski

with Melissa Palmer

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Saturday, September 12 9 am–12 pm

Date Sunday, September 13 9 am–12 pm

Fee $29

Fee $59

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens

Where Acer Room

You’ve experienced the feeling: you walk into a wooded glade or sit under a shade tree and you immediately start to relax. Although the benefits of interacting with nature have been known for centuries, we’ve seen a recent resurgence in the awareness of how engaging with nature can improve health and well-being. There’s a term for it: horticulture therapy. Spend a morning learning how a mindful walk at Longwood Gardens or anywhere in nature can be restorative. Learn how to increase the pleasure of time spent in your garden by making adjustments in your gardening techniques or by using ergonomically designed tools. Learn how to transform a space in your personal environment to tap into the numerous multi-sensory benefits that horticulture can provide. Learn how horticulture therapy strategies and resources can be used to enhance your life and the lives of others including children, family members, seniors, and special-needs populations. Dress for the outdoor weather.

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Attracting beneficial insects to your own yard is great, but having them stay in your yard is even better! Using natural materials (branches, twigs, and moss), create a mansion of crevices perfect for boarders that will earn their keep. Melissa Palmer briefs you on the care and handling of your design and provides you with all the necessary information to welcome your guests. If you build it, the beneficials will come. All material included.


Horticulture & Gardening HT Composting: Start Your Microbes

HT Composting: Beyond the Basics

with Mark Highland

with Mark Highland

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Saturday, September 19 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, September 26 9 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $49

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

Yard-waste compost is probably the best soil amendment for your garden, and it is available in your own backyard with minimal investment of time and money. Composting is a natural process where waste organic matter (such as fall leaves) is recycled and decomposed by microorganisms into a darkbrown, nutrient-rich material. Mark Highland describes how to get started and keep a backyard compost system successfully producing “black gold” for your garden beds.

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Are you ready to take your backyard composting to the next level? Explore composting methods beyond the backyard bin, dealing with difficult materials and composting on a larger scale. This course is designed for an intermediate-level composter interested in growing an alreadyexisting composting operation.

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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. C  lasses in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2020 (January 1–June 30). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Classes in light blue boxes take place in the second half of 2020 (July 1–December 31). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Opposite Bird-of-paradise plant, Strelitzia reginae, native to the Eastern Cape province and the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, attracts sunbirds to its complex mechanism for pollination.


Landscape Design Requirements CC  

Core Courses

 Introduction to Graphic Communications   People, Plants, & Landscape Design   Landscape Design I (prerequisite required)  Landscape Design II (prerequisite required)   Sketching for Designers  Planting Design (prerequisite required)  Elements of Design Garden Tour  Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory

EC  

Elective Courses

Minimum of three credits. A selection of elective courses are offered every year. These offerings are subject to change from year to year. Each elective is one credit unless otherwise noted. Total Credits:

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(prerequisite required)

 Three 6-week Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture courses, see pages 12–20

Recommended Course Sequence: Take at any time: Elements of Design Garden Tour and all electives First classes: Introduction to Graphic Communications; People, Plants, & Landscape Design; Landscape Design I; Sketching for Designers Next classes: Sustainable Landscaping and Design Theory, Landscape Design II, Planting Design (pre-requisite required) The chart above 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/ tracking-sheets 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.

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 10, 2020.

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Landscape Design CC Introduction to Graphic Communications

CC

Landscape Design I

with Danilo Maffei

with Zach Hammaker

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Sundays, January 5–26 8:30–11:30 am, 4 sessions

Dates Wednesdays, January 29–March 18 1–4 pm, 8 sessions

Fee $129

Fee $249

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

OR

Semester 2 Dates Sundays, July 26–August 16 8:30–11:30 am, 4 sessions

Prerequisite Introduction to Graphic Communications OR

Semester 2

Fee $129

Dates Wednesdays, August 19–October 14 5–8 pm, 8 sessions

Where Acer Room

Fee $249

Color rendering is a creative and dynamic device used to bring your landscape design to life. 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 during plenty of in-class practice time, gain the confidence to communicate your design ideas effectively. A supply list will be emailed in advance of your class. Some drafting tools will be available for use in the classroom each week.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, February 2

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, learn to measure and translate measurements to scale and draft 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 creative yet feasible solution for a given site. (continued on next page)

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Landscape Design CC

Landscape Design I

(continued)

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. A materials list will be emailed in advance of your class. The required textbook for the course is Residential Landscape Architecture by Booth and Hiss; several copies are available for use in the Longwood Gardens Library.

Inclement Weather Date Thursday, March 26 No Class Wednesday, October 7

The Weekend Designer with Jules Bruck

Semester 1 Dates Saturday, February 1 9 am–4 pm Sunday, February 2 9 am–12 pm, 2 sessions Fee $149 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch on Saturday, February 1 Where Betula Room Get the facts you need to create a quick layout to guide the design and plant choices for your home landscape. Learn the language and understand design as a process in a fun format designed for homeowners. Through lectures, discussions, demonstration, and small groups, gather the information you need to get started on designing the garden of your dreams. Explore design aspects in our Gardens and get an appreciation for balancing the design intent with site-specific conditions. Gain the knowledge and know-how to see your landscape with a focus. This course does not qualify toward a landscape design elective.

Inclement Weather Dates Saturday, February 8 Sunday, February 9

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Planting Design

with Zach Hammaker

CC

Sketching for Designers

with Robin Irizarry

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Sundays, February 9–March 22 8:30–11:30 am, 7 sessions

Dates Saturdays, March 7–April 4 8:30–11:30 am, 5 sessions

Fee $219

Fee $169

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. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Date Sunday, April 5

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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 indoor and outdoor gardens at Longwood and learn to communicate visually. Weekly peer-reviewed assignments provide supportive feedback and help you achieve your goals. A materials list will be emailed in advance of your course.

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Date Saturday, April 18


Landscape Design EC

Asian-Inspired Garden Design

with Harriet Henderson

CC Elements of Design Tour: Public Gardens on the Main Line

with Jeff Lynch

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Thursdays, April 2–23 6:30–8:30 pm, 4 sessions

Date Friday, May 29 8 am—6 pm

Fee $129

Fee $159 includes boxed lunch

Where Betula Room

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Learn about components of traditional and interpretive Asian gardens and adapt those components in innovative ways. Explore the historic context and complexity of Asian gardens, with applications for the United States. Gain an understanding of the similarities and differences among Chinese, Korean, and Japanese gardens. Learn about rock placement with step-by-step construction approaches to the use of rocks in garden design. Discuss Asian garden plants and the use of such garden elements as walls, fences, walkways, lanterns, and basins.

The greater Philadelphia region boasts more than 35 major gardens and arboreta that make it America’s Garden Capital. Explore three notable gardens of the region, all of which reside on the historic Main Line. First, enjoy the gorgeous grounds and captivating plant combinations that have made Chanticleer one of the nation’s most picturesque pleasure gardens. Next, visit one of the region’s newest public gardens, Stoneleigh, a former estate transitioning into a showpiece for the use of native plants. Wrap up the tour by exploring the Jenkins Arboretum and its incredible native plant collection. Perched atop a strong slope, it nestles an arboretum of rhododendrons and azaleas within an abundant backdrop of native plants on a forested remnant hillside. Compare and contrast the mission and development of these three gems guided by Jeff Lynch of Chanticleer. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Dress for all types of weather. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.

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Landscape Design EC

Design, Create, Construct: Walls

with Shipley Allinson

EC

Designing a Border Garden

with Jenny Rose Carey

Semester 1

Semester 2

Dates Tuesdays, June 2–23 6–8 pm, 4 sessions

Dates Mondays, July 20–August 17 4–6 pm, 4 sessions

Fee $129

Fee $129

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

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

Breathtaking border gardens are often the pinnacle of landscape design in a formal setting and the backbone of the English garden. While the concept of a border garden is not new, it can be modernized by a variety of exciting plant combinations. Learn design tips and unique planting combinations during a series of designrelated exercises and critiques. From formality to color schemes and sequence of blooms, learn what makes these garden features favorites that last the test of time. No Class Monday, August 3

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Landscape Design CC

Landscape Design II

with Geoff Anderson

CC People, Plants, & Landscape Design

with Greg & Jennifer Nichols

Semester 2

Semester 2

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

Dates Tuesdays, October 6–27 6–8 pm, 4 sessions

Fee $249

Fee $129

Where Betula Room

Where Betula Room

Prerequisite Landscape Design I 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 various design phases. Delve deeper into design creativity, detailed garden features, and advanced graphics by solidifying concepts presented in previous courses.

Discover a design paradigm by exploring relationships between people and plants, 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.

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

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Landscape Design CC Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory

with Susan Barton

Semester 2 Dates Wednesdays, October 7–November 4 4:30–6:30 pm, 5 sessions Fee $169 Where Catalpa Room Pre-requisite Landscape Design I or Sketching for Designers Discuss the contemporary theory of sustainable landscape design while learning alternative landscaping methods to alleviate environmental pressures caused by invasive species, stormwater 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.  

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Tours and Lectures Learn on the road as you embark on a variety of fun and informative day trips and tours. From the hidden history of overlooked hot spots to the hustle and bustle of New York City, you’ll travel to some of the region’s most interesting places on these specialized tours. Re-imagine the role of plants in society through an assortment of lectures and events. Dive deep into alluring topics including the wildest of global plant communities and the world of science fiction. C  lasses in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2020 (January 1–June 30). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Classes in light blue boxes take place in the second half of 2020 (July 1–December 31). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Opposite Low’s tropical pitcher-plant, Nepenthes lowii, native to North Borneo mountainsides, gets its nutrients from the waste of tree shrews.


Tours & Lectures

Longwood Lecture Series: Director’s Cut: Rethinking the Role of Woody Plants with Bill Cullina & Tom Smarr

Welcome two woody plant experts as they team up to present an inspiring and practical talk on the everchanging role of woody plants in the landscape. William (Bill) Cullina of the Morris Arboretum and Tom Smarr of the Jenkins Arboretum bring a plethora of experience designing, planting, and maintaining several of the most highprofile gardens in the Northeast.

Semester 1 Date Tuesday, February 18 6:30–8:30 pm Fee Advanced registration is required for everyone. Free for active Members. Gardens Admission required for non-Members. Where Ballroom Creating an Oasis: Selection of Woodies in Unusual Large Settings Shrubs and trees can provide great scale, frame, and perspective, especially in landscapes such as urban parks, greenways, and open farms. Tom Smarr teaches us how to have fun with the design of woodies on a large scale can provide uniqueness and creativeness, producing desired destinations and play. Learn about the interplay with large- and medium-sized trees, fast growers for quick shade, and edible nuts/fruits. What Do You Mean I’m Not a Perennial!?! Shrubs and Small Trees for Perennial Companionship Most folks are familiar with the concept of the mixed border—perennials, annuals, shrubs and evergreens blended together in a seamless composition with year-round appeal. It sounds good in theory, but transplanting this concept into a real garden is more difficult than it seems. In this talk, Bill Cullina profiles his favorite “natural mixers,” focusing on woody plants that bring form, texture, color, and wildlife to the perennial garden. A dessert reception follows.

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Tours & Lectures Grow and Know Local Flowers with Mara Tyler

Semester 1 Date Thursday, March 12 9 am–1:30 pm Fee $149 Where Acer Room Visit an 85-year old local cut-flower greenhouse business and see local growers in action. Tour Hendricks Flowers in Lititz, Pennsylvania, one of the last carnation growers in the United States and one of a few cut-flower Pennsylvania greenhouse businesses remaining from the early 1900s. Learn about the history of the business and see its active greenhouses filled with blooms. Upon your return to Longwood, Mara Tyler leads a workshop to create a hand-tied bouquet using these locally grown blooms. Inclement Weather Date Thursday, March 19

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Tours Community & Lectures Read

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 seventh year of our Community Read. In 2020, we ask readers to push the boundaries of what they thought they knew, and dive into the weird and wild world of plants. Why Science Fiction? Good science fiction is based on truth and has an important cultural connection. From books to mega-blockbuster movies, science fiction gives us insight into what’s possible— space travel, technology, forms of life, even alien species. Likewise, plant science moves our understanding toward realities by demonstrating how plants problem solve, travel, communicate, compete, and care for their young. Research by Stefano Mancuso, Monica Gagliano, Peter Wohlleben, and Daniel Chamovitz are changing human understanding of plant life and forcing us to examine plants’ amazing capabilities.

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This year, we are thrilled to announce our first science-fiction selection: Semiosis by Sue Burke. A tale of first contact, Sue Burke’s debut science-fiction novel follows a group of colonists forced to land on a planet they aren’t prepared for, where plants are the dominant life forms and humans are their pawns. Semiosis is a generation-spanning tale, told through the lens of multiple perspectives across the first 107 years of settlement. “Original, gripping, and gloriously unpredictable.” –Mira Grant, author of New York Times bestseller Parasite

For our non-fiction fans (middle school through adult), Weird Plants showcases weird, mysterious, and bizarre plants from around the globe. Through the combination of author Chris Thorogood’s jarring illustrations and botanical expertise, these fantastic plants seem to leap off the page and come to life. “This isn’t a book about pretty wallflowers who sit on the sidelines waiting to be attended to. These are rude plants. They’ve got backbone.” –Cent Magazine

The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis is the Community Read book for our youngest readers. Read one (or all) of these books with us. Share with your family and friends. Start a conversation. Engage in one of the many events throughout the region. Keep an eye on longwoodgardens.org/communityread to learn more about each book, find resources to support your own activities, explore how your organization or book group can become a Community Read partner, and check out the schedule of community events.


Community Tours & Lectures Read Attack of the Plant Nerds: Science Fiction vs. Science Fact with Sue Burke,

Evolution of Killer Plants with Chris Thorogood

Marc Hachadourian, Bridget Wosczyna, & Peter Zale

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Saturday, March 28 6:30–8:30 pm

Date Monday, April 13 6–7 pm

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

Fee Free

Where Ballroom Are you Team Science Fiction or Team Science Fact? Join Semiosis author Sue Burke and a team of plant nerds for an evening exploring plants both real and imaginary. Burke discusses the inspiration behind the world of Pax, as well as answers questions about Interference, the sequel to Semiosis. Plant nerd experts round out the evening by sharing tales of their favorite odd and unusual plants. Following the talk, continue the conversation in our Conservatory. Burke will be signing books while plant nerds answer questions. A light dessert reception adds to the fun.

See Related Courses Creative Writing: Telling a Plant’s Story, page 81 Plant Monster Creations, page 81

Where National Mechanics, Philadelphia Parasitic and carnivorous (“killer”) plants have piqued the curiosity of botanists, explorers, and horticulturists for centuries, with scientists beginning to unravel the evolutionary relationships of these “green predators” in recent years. From cryptic parasitic broomrapes (Orobanche) found in the far reaches of Portugal, to the myriad forms of pitcher plant (Nepenthes) in tropical Borneo, this lecture is one that plant nerds and science enthusiasts cannot miss. Chris Thorogood even shares insight into the mysterious and mystical mandrake root of Harry Potter fame. Join us for this happyhour lecture in the heart of Philadelphia. This presentation is part of the Science on Tap Series, a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics. Held in a relaxed bar setting on the second Monday of every month, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation. The goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way. Science on Tap is sponsored by the Academy of Natural Sciences, American Philosophical Society Library & Museum, Science History Institute, Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Penn Museum, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science. This Science on Tap event takes place at 6 pm at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The event is free, and seating is limited. For more information about this event, visit scienceontapphilly.com.

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Community Tours & Lectures Read The Weird, the Wild, and the Wonderful

Attack of the Plant Nerds II: The Revenge

with Chris Thorogood

with Chris Thorogood

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Friday, April 17 9:30–11:30 am

Date Saturday, April 18 7:30–9:30 pm

Fee $29

Fee $35

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Exhibition Hall, Conservatory

Follow the journey of world-renowned plant hunter and illustrator Chris Thorogood, who has painted his way around the globe, depicting the world’s weirdest and wildest rare plants. His travels span from the driest deserts of the Middle East to the misty mountains of tropical Borneo. The plant kingdom is replete with intriguing forms and structures that have long inspired botanical illustrators. Thorogood recounts the challenges of his adventures, and how he has sought to conjure up these botanical curiosities in oil on canvas. Take home a signed copy of Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood and your very own Nepenthes to continue your appreciation for carnivorous plants.

Join Chris Thorogood, bona fide parasitic plant expert and author of Weird Plants, on a killer plant safari in the comfort of our Exhibition Hall. Gain respect for the wonder of carnivorous plants and their sometimesstartling real-life behavior. Following the discussion, explore an imaginary world of plant evil as we dim the lights and present the cult classic Little Shop of Horrors (1960, run time 70 minutes; not recommended for ages 13 or under), including the chance for some lively, active audience participation! You may never look at a plant the same way again. You bring the spirit of fun; we’ll supply interactive props. Light movie snacks, popcorn, and themed mocktails add to the fun. Following the film, join us for a book signing with Thorogood and an opportunity to continue the conversation.

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Tours & Lectures Hidden History: Looking Beyond the Landscape with Adrian Martinez & Scott Wade

Longwood Lecture: The Six Seasons of the Brandywine Cottage with David Culp

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Friday, April 10 8 am–5:30 pm

Date Thursday, April 16 5:30–7:30 pm

Fee $159 includes boxed lunch

Fee $39

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Ballroom

Join Longwood Arborist Scott Wade and renowned local artist Adrian Martinez on a tour of the hidden history of our region and the role prior land use has in shaping the contemporary character of three historic locations. At Hopewell Furnace National Park, get a glimpse into the early iron plantations that helped build our country’s industrial prowess and hike through the adjacent landscape. Historic Yellow Springs, the second stop, has a rich history dating back over 300 years, from its development as one of the country’s first spas to its time as a film studio where more than 400 films including The Blob were made. Learn about its current use as a bustling artisan community. End your journey at Bondsville Mill Park, where remnants of the woolen mill that produced uniforms for Union soldiers during the Civil War and linings for Air Force jackets during WWII inform the landscape that is being transitioned into a community event space.

Spend the evening with famed author and plantsman David Culp as he presents a lecture on his newest book, A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Six Seasons of Beauty, Bounty and Blooms. This book is his second publication following the blockbuster The Layered Garden. Culp provides insight into the design, development, and hard work that has brought his garden to prominence over the past 25 years in the delightful and humorous way for which Culp is well known. This master plantsman intersperses anecdotes from his living-tapestry designs, ranging from meadow gardens to shady glens, with insightful tips and recipes from the kitchen. The lecture includes a signed copy of A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Six Seasons of Beauty, Bounty and Blooms. Light refreshments follow.

This is a rain-or-shine outdoor experience unless severe weather occurs. Dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Tours & Lectures A Tour of Brandywine Cottage with David Culp

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees with Scott Wade

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Saturday, April 18 9–11:30 am

Date Saturday, May 2 8–11 am

Fee $69

Fee $49

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens

OR

Semester 1 Date Saturday, April 18 2–4:30 pm Fee $69 Where Visitor Center Parking Lot Explore one of the most celebrated private gardens of the region at Brandywine Cottage alongside its founder, David Culp. The early spring landscape will be alive with abundant textures and captivating blooms. Spend time exploring the garden in a relaxed setting and gain valuable insight into how Culp and Michael Alderfer have designed and maintained an elaborate tapestry of blooms throughout the year. Hear first-hand how to choose plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and how to maintain it. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to view this treasured and nationally acclaimed garden.

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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 among the tallest tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) in the Northeast. Investigate the trees that captured the heart of our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, and ultimately led to the establishment of Longwood. This is a rain-or-shine outdoor experience unless severe weather occurs. Dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, as you may be walking on uneven paths and wet areas.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, May 3

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Tours & Lectures Elements of Design Tour: Public Gardens on the Main Line

The NYC Coastline: Brooklyn Bridge Park and Governor’s Island with staff

with Jeff Lynch

of Governor’s Island & Brooklyn Bridge Park

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Friday, May 29 8 am—6 pm

Date Wednesday, June 3 6 am–7 pm

Fee $159 includes boxed lunch

Fee $159 includes lunch

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

The greater Philadelphia region boasts more than 35 major gardens and arboreta that make it America’s Garden Capital. Explore three notable gardens of the region, all of which reside on the historic Main Line. First, enjoy the gorgeous grounds and captivating plant combinations that have made Chanticleer one of the nation’s most picturesque pleasure gardens. Next, visit one of the region’s newest public gardens, Stoneleigh, a former estate transitioning into a showpiece for the use of native plants. Wrap up the tour by exploring the Jenkins Arboretum and its incredible native plant collection. Perched atop a strong slope, it nestles an arboretum of rhododendrons and azaleas within an abundant backdrop of native plants on a forested remnant hillside. Compare and contrast the mission and development of these three gems guided by Jeff Lynch of Chanticleer.

Go beyond the breathtaking views of New York and see where nature is taking a foothold on the shores of the largest city in the US. Explore the redevelopment of the NYC coastline, where horticulture has been at the center. Governor’s Island was a former military base that has been transformed into a year-round destination for recreation, culture, and innovation. Get an up-close look at its plan for resiliency in a changing climate, then enjoy NYC pizza at Pier 6, overlooking Brooklyn Bridge Park. Following lunch, take a guided tour of the incredible landscape built upon six piers that were once the backbone of NYC commerce. Learn from the horticultural staff how they were able to reclaim this space for active and passive recreation in an ecologically sound manor that has brought the city much closer to its coastline.

Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Dress for all types of weather. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.

Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Dress for all types of weather.

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Tours & Lectures Specialty Nursery Tour with David Culp

Rain Gardens and the Plants that Love Them with Carrie Wiles

Semester 1

Semester 2

Date Friday, June 12 8 am–6 pm

Date Thursday, August 20 8:30 am–1 pm

Fee $149 includes boxed lunch

Fee $89

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Acer Room

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 as listed.

Weather that includes frequent heavy rain and long dry spells challenges gardeners to find the right plants that can adapt to such varied moisture conditions. Learn various tips and techniques both above and below ground that can aid in your success and learn how to employ thoughtful design techniques for creating a landscape well suited to handle excess rain. After a morning lecture, tour the expansive network of rain gardens and bioswales installed at the commercial growing operation of North Creek Nursery in nearby Landenberg, Pennsylvania. Discover a myriad of plants acclimated to fluctuations in soil moisture gradient. Take home a collection of six plants grown by North Creek suited for a rain garden or wet spot in your own home landscape.

Inclement Weather Date Friday, August 21

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Tours & Lectures Growing an Aromatic Life: Farm Tour

DVFlora Tour and More! with Betty Young

with Linda Shanahan & Eric Vanderhyde

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Friday, September 11 9 am–5 pm

Date Wednesday, November 11 9 am–3:30 pm

Fee $89 includes boxed lunch

Fee $99 includes lunch

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Business Entrance Parking Lot

Everyone knows the power of herbs to transform a mediocre dish into fine cuisine. Go beyond their culinary use and learn about herbs that have been used to make tonics, tincture, and medicinal salves for millennia. There is no better way to get to know herbs than to grow them yourself, and no better place to learn than at Barefoot Botanicals, a certified organic herb farm. Discover tips for planting, harvesting, and distilling culinary and medicinal herbs. Extract herbal essence to make your own hydrosol to take home. Please note this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Trip leaves promptly as listed.

Inclement Weather Date Friday, September 18

If you’ve ever taken a floral design course at Longwood, you’ve seen and worked with beautiful, high-quality flowers and foliage. Find out how it all begins by joining us for a small group tour of wholesale florist DVFlora. Travel by coach bus to Sewell, New Jersey, to tour DVFlora’s operations and distribution center, where plant material arrives from all over the world. See how it’s handled, distributed, and shipped to area vendors, all within 24 hours! Our day-long outing continues with lunch at a nearby restaurant. Return to Longwood to see the final steps of flower processing. Gain an appreciation for the flower’s journey from grower to designer. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine. Please note that this tour includes a good deal of walking. Appropriate footwear is recommended.

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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 flowers as the subjects of your artistry. C  lasses in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2020 (January 1–June 30). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Classes in light blue boxes take place in the second half of 2020 (July 1–December 31). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Opposite Rafflesia, Rafflesia spp., is known as the world’s largest flower found in the forests of Southeast Asia. The flowers can span up to 5 feet across and weigh more than 22 pounds.


Creative Arts Botanical Illustration Studio

Botanical Illustration Studio

with Carol Gangemi

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Semester 1 Dates Mondays, January 6–February 10 12:30–3 pm, 6 sessions Fee $119 Where Acer Room OR Dates Mondays, February 24–April 20 12:30–3 pm, 6 sessions Fee $119 Where Acer Room OR

Semester 2 Dates Mondays, September 14–November 23 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 individual project, large or small. The interaction with other talented artists makes 72 Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens / 2020

the studio a very creative and supportive environment. Come to the first session with all supplies necessary to begin work. Inclement Weather Date Monday, February 17 No Class Monday, September 28 Monday, October 5


Creative Arts Photographing the Winter Landscape

Wicked and Wearable Plants: Jewelry

with Bob Gross

with Hattie Weselyk

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Saturday, January 18 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, February 6 9 am–12:30 pm

Fee $89

Fee $79

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens

Where Acer Room

Join us in a thoughtful observation of a garden at rest. With the leaves now gone and shadows growing longer, winter is an ideal time to see the garden designer’s vision. The subtle, strong “bones” of the garden are more evident and the intricate design structures of the trees and shrubs are now uncovered. The show pieces of the gardens become the lines, textures, and colors of stone, bark, iron, and glass. Add just a dusting of snow, and views become a study in high contrast and simple forms. Start your day with a quick classroom discussion of camera settings and techniques. Before you venture outdoors, examine a few images of possible locations and techniques to try during your photo walk. When you return to the classroom, share and critique your favorite shots of the day.

Pick your poison. Instead of avoiding toxic plants such as poison ivy and belladonna, learn to appreciate their beauty by transforming their image into wearable art. Hattie Weselyk shares the artistic processes that she uses to capture the essence of some of the most dangerous plants using live specimens, herbaria collections, and photographs. Select from templates of various poisonous or otherwise deadly plants to cut out of metal and then create a one-of-a-kind necklace pendant using coldforging techniques.

Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and fully charged batteries. 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. Dress for the weather. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, January 19

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Creative Arts Photography Techniques: Painting Orchids with Light

Spring Training: Beginner Digital Garden Photography

with Andy Bale

with Jon Cox & Dick Greenwood

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Saturday, February 15 9 am–4:30 pm

Dates Opens on Friday, February 21 Closes on Sunday, May 9 Unfacilitated course remains open for 6 months for reference

Fee $199 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Betula Room The word “photography” comes from the Greek root words “photo” (meaning “light”) and “graphia” (meaning “drawing”), so photography truly does mean “drawing with light.” With simple LED flashlights, learn how to light an orchid from Longwood’s collection using this simple yet effective tool. The magic happens when you learn how to layer your exposures in Adobe Photoshop to create a stunning and dramatic image. Students will need a laptop computer, including the power cord, with both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop installed, digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, electronic cable release, tripod and a USB to Mini-USB cable. Each student will be given the LED flashlights and workshop equipment to keep for future photographic adventures. The class takes place in a low-light environment. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, February 16

Live Sessions Friday, March 6, 8–11 am Inclement Weather Date March 8 Saturday, April 18, 8–11 am Inclement Weather Date April 19 Saturday, May 2, 8–11 am Inclement Weather Date May 3 Fee $179 Where Visitor Center Auditorium No need to go to Florida for Spring Training. Brush up your photography game at Longwood in this course designed for rookies. Transform your photographic skills in this course combining online and onsite instruction. Start by reviewing the basics of digital photography online to get acquainted to the manual settings and working with exposure and metering to adapt to different light quality. Then team up with Jon Cox and Dick Greenwood as they guide you through three sessions in the Gardens to capture the spring garden in peak bloom. By partaking in the online discussion and instruction, group sessions, and practice in the Gardens, your photos will make it to the Big Leagues! This course is for beginning photographers who want to improve their skill at digital garden photography. For the live sessions at Longwood, please bring your own camera, 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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Creative Arts Macro Photography: Carnivorous Plants

Introduction to Botanical Illustration

with Jon Cox

with Carol Gangemi

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Friday, February 21 8 am–12 pm

Dates Mondays, February 24–April 20 9–11:30 am, 9 sessions

Fee $89

Fee $179

Where Catalpa Room

Where Acer Room

OR Date Friday, February 21 1–5 pm Fee $89 Where Catalpa Room Look deep into the traps, tendrils, and blooms that carnivorous plants use to lure unsuspecting prey into their deadly grasp. Learn how different lighting techniques to illuminate the stained-glass appearance of our native pitcher plants can make your image come alive. Make sure not to trigger the Venus fly trap as you creep in for your shot! Capture the beauty of an assortment of carnivorous plants in a modified studio setting, then embark on your own field study to try and utilize natural light to view the sinister plant adaptations that have fascinated humankind for centuries. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Inclement Weather Date Friday, February 28

OR

Semester 2 Dates Mondays, July 13–August 17 9 am–12 pm, 6 sessions Fee $149 Where Acer Room OR Dates Mondays, September 14–November 23 9–11:30 am, 9 sessions Fee $179 Where Acer Room Taught with patience and humor in a relaxed atmosphere, this course is for beginners and all who are interested in mastering the art of plant illustration. Work at your own pace and develop your own style. The primary medium is watercolor with frequent demonstrations to clarify the painting process. A supply list will be emailed in advance of the course.

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Creative Arts Introduction to Botanical Illustration

An Evening of Botanical Illustration

(continued)

with Donni LaBrake

Inclement Weather Date Monday, April 27 No Class Monday, September 28 Monday, October 5

Semester 1 Dates Mondays, February 24–April 20 6–8:30 pm, 9 sessions Fee $179 Where Acer Room OR

Semester 2 Dates Mondays, July 13–August 17 5:30–8:30 pm, 6 sessions Fee $149 Where Acer Room OR Dates Mondays, September 14–November 23 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. longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Creative Arts An Evening of Botanical Illustration

Photography: Capturing the Truest of Blues

(continued)

with Dick Greenwood

A supply list will be emailed in advance of the class.

Inclement Weather Date Monday, April 27 No Class Monday, September 28 Monday, October 5

Semester 1 Date Saturday, February 29 9 am–12 pm Fee $89 Where Lower Production Greenhouse OR Date Saturday, February 29 2–5 pm Fee $89 Where Lower Production Greenhouse The Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’), one of Longwood’s most photographed flowers, has both excited and frustrated avid photographers for years; the flower’s coloration is among the most elusive hues to capture in a photographic image. Learn studio techniques that can be used to highlight all aspects of this stunning plant. Bring your own camera capable of accepting multiple lenses as well as a macro lens or extension tubes, camera manual, charged batteries, and a tripod. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses..

Inclement Weather Date Saturday, March 7

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Creative Arts Pencil Power: Basic Drawing

Interpretations in Colored Pencils

with Eileen Rosen

with Eileen Rosen

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Saturdays, March 21–May 2 1–4 pm, 6 sessions

Dates Sundays, March 22–May 3 1–4 pm, 6 sessions

Fee $139

Fee $139

Where Betula Room

Where Betula Room

Using only the graphite 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.” No experience necessary.

Inclement Weather Date Saturday, May 9 No Class Saturday, April 11

OR

Semester 2 Dates Sundays, October 4–November 15 1 pm–4 pm, 6 sessions Fee $139 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 emailed in advance of the course.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, May 17 No Class Sunday, April 12 Sunday, October 18

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Creative Arts Creative Writing: Telling a Plant’s Story

Plant Monster Creations with Anne Eder

with Sue Burke

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Friday, March 27 9 am–3 pm

Date Saturday, March 28 1–5 pm

Fee $129 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $139

Where Catalpa Room Open your mind to the endless possibilities about plant life and its interaction and interdependence with humans. Join acclaimed author Sue Burke as she guides you through writing exercises to explore ways to approach plants as a point of view, using the tools of both speculative and literary fiction. Spend the afternoon writing and reflecting using Longwood Gardens as your inspiration. What plant might you invent? What world might you create? A copy of two of Burke’s books, Semiosis and Interference, are included when registering for this class.

Where Catalpa Room As Longwood celebrates science fiction in this year’s Community Read, think about a whole world where plants reign supreme! Work collaboratively alongside artist Anne Eder to construct a large-scale monster with stunning features. Help install this creature, made exclusively from plant material, in Longwood’s Conservatory. Then let your imagination run wild as you use dried and cut flowers and moss to transform a wire armature into your very own personal plant monster. Welcome your furry addition to your own home or garden. See Related Course Community Read, page 58

See Related Course Community Read, page 58

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Creative Arts Botanically Inspired Jewelry

View from the Porch

with Hattie Weselyk

with Eileen Rosen

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Thursdays, April 30 & May 7 3–5 pm, 2 sessions

Date Saturday, May 30 10 am–1 pm

Fee $89

Fee $59

Where Acer Room

Where Peirce-du Pont House

Explore the magic of precious metal clay and create your own fine silver botanically inspired jewelry. 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.

From the charming Peirce-du Pont House porch, the surrounding vistas will be your inspiration for this unique class. With demonstrations and step-bystep instruction, learn how to eliminate overwhelming extraneous details by re-interpreting and simplifying the larger landscape. By using vibrant waxbased pencils to layer and blend, create a luminous and charming miniature landscape. No experience needed. A supply list will be emailed in advance of the class.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, May 31

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Creative Arts Buds, Blooms, and Apertures with Bob Gross

The Fundamentals of Foliage: Drawing and Rendering in Colored Pencils with Eileen Rosen

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Sunday, May 31 6:30–9:30 am

Date Thursday, June 4 8:30–11:30 am

Fee $89

Fee $59

Where Betula Room & Gardens

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens

Learn how to be more selective, observant, and confident when in the garden with your camera. Discuss and put into practice different photo styles and techniques to help improve your flower photography. After photographing, share and critique your favorite shots and experiences from the day. Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and fully charged batteries. 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. Dress for the weather. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

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Focus on observing and understanding the essential forms and shapes of the foliage of plants such as trees and shrubs. With instructor demos and a step-by-step approach, learn pencil techniques to create textures and dimensionality as well as the “illusion” of mass without attempting to represent individual leaves or blossoms. See how open spaces help define the structure. Mix various shades of greens using the least obvious colors. This is a skills-based class recommended for intermediate to advanced students. A supply list will be emailed in advance of the class.


Creative Arts Water, Water, Everywhere with Jon Cox

Nooks & Crannies: Main Fountain Garden, Grotto, and Carillon with Dick Greenwood

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Friday, August 21 7 am–3 pm

Date Sunday, August 23 7:30–10 am

Fee $189 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $89

Where Catalpa Room

Where Acer Room & Gardens OR

OR Date Friday, September 11 7 am–3 pm Fee $189 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Betula Room Focus on Longwood’s abundant water features in this hands-on digital photography workshop. Using a tripod and digital camera, learn the secrets of capturing the intricate details of water. Enjoy the rare opportunity to get into Longwood’s world-famous waterlily pools 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, and 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.

Date Sunday, August 30 7:30–10 am Fee $89 Where Acer Room & Gardens Following a discussion of low-light photography, this class offers an exclusive opportunity to photograph Longwood’s infrastructure, exploring the Historic Pump House, the tunnels under the Main Fountain Garden, the Grotto, and the carillon. Discover the mechanisms that stage the spectacular fountain displays of the Main Fountain Garden. Dick Greenwood 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.

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

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Creative Arts A Naturalist’s Notebook

Fearless Watercolor

with Rosemary Connelly

with Eileen Rosen

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Friday, September 11 10 am–4:30 pm

Dates Saturdays, September 12–October 24 1–4 pm, 6 sessions

Fee $129 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $139

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 your own 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, allowing you to focus on what you want to convey. Using techniques from the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, 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. Dress for the weather.

Inclement Weather Date Friday, September 18

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Where Betula Room Dispel the mystique of watercolor. Start by painting simple fruits and vegetables and progress to the beauty and variety of plants and flowers. In the first two sessions, learn a color-mixing system that uses only six colors and create a color journal. Eileen Rosen demonstrates specific painting techniques with ample time for you to practice and improve your skills. Appropriate for all levels of experience. A supply list will be emailed in advance of the course.

No Class Saturday, October 17


Creative Arts Eco-Printing on a Scarf

Weekend of Macro Photography

with Rose Ann Kramer

with Dick Greenwood

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Saturday, September 26 1–4 pm

Dates Saturday, September 26, 9 am–12 pm Sunday, September 27, 6–9 am 2 sessions

Fee $89 Where Acer Room Design and decorate a silk scarf using botanical materials, including leaves from Longwood’s trees. Rose Ann Kramer has refined a technique to use the tannins that naturally occur in botanical material to transfer likenesses of leaves onto silk. The tannins print in different shades and intensities and imprint beautiful, permanent botanical images onto the fabric. Learn the art and science of eco-printing so you can make more on your own. During the class, make two scarves, so you can keep one and give the other as a gift! No previous experience necessary. All materials and supplies are provided. Wear old clothes.

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Fee $179 Where Acer Room Capturing the minute details of a plant, from the arrangement of petals to the presence of almost invisible hairs, offers the photographer an interesting view of the world on an almost microscopic scale. Dick Greenwood shares insights into both the technical aspects and artistic elements of macro photography. Bring your own camera capable of accepting multiple lenses as well as a macro lens or extension tubes, camera manual, charged batteries, and a tripod. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.


Creative Arts Pastels in Plein Air

Photo Op!

with Frank DePietro

with Andy Bale, Jon Cox, Dick Greenwood & Joshua Taylor

Semester 2

Semester 2

Dates Fridays, October 9–30 1–4 pm, 4 sessions

Date Sunday, October 11 6:30–11 am

Fee $99

Fee $129

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens

Where Visitor Center Auditorium & Gardens

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 emailed in advance of the course. Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience.

Spend a morning photographing and learning alongside four different photography instructors as you capture the beauty and serenity of Longwood. A short introduction in the Visitor Center Auditorium begins the day. Then everyone heads to one of four different locations, rotating to each for an hour and affording the opportunity to hone a different photographic skill at each location under the guidance of our talented instructors. After returning home, share your favorite shots through an online platform, where our instructors provide valuable critiques. This is a unique and exciting photo op that you won’t want to miss! Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, October 18

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Creative Arts Abstract Photography: The Art of Observation

Quilled Snowflake Ornaments with Leona Swiacki

with Scott Farrell

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Friday, November 13 2–5 pm

Date Wednesday, December 2 9:30–11:30 am

Fee $99

Fee $29

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens

Where Acer Room

OR

OR

Date Saturday, November 14 6:30–9:30 am

Date Wednesday, December 2 1–3 pm

Fee $99

Fee $29

Where Catalpa Room & Gardens

Where Acer Room

Work alongside abstract photographer Scott Farrell to produce images evocative of your experience without the grandeur of scale. The resulting photographs are representative of the mood, the history, or the moment that you were present in the space. Take home a perspective for observing the landscape while having fun exploring the possibilities of abstract photography. Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.

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Learn how to make hand-crafted, quilled snowflakes using simple materials. These delicate beauties accent your holiday décor and cheer your home into the winter months. The ancient art of quilling was used to decorate book covers and religious items, by rolling paper strips to create quilted shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. Today, quilling is seeing a resurgence in popularity on every continent and in every walk of life. Take home several ornaments and the techniques to make more.


Creative Arts Botanically Inspired Holiday Ornaments with Hattie Weselyk

Semester 2 Date Friday, December 4 9 am–12:30 pm Fee $89 Where Acer Room OR Date Friday, December 4 2–5:30 pm Fee $89 Where Acer Room Looking for a unique holiday ornament or gift with a botanical twist? Use leaves collected from Longwood to create the lasting treasure of a metal leaf ornament. Add interest to your design using a patina finish to color the metal. Then adorn the structure with glass beads to express your own holiday style. All tools and materials are provided. No experience necessary.

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Floral Design

Interested in making floral design a career? Looking to elevate your floral design 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 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. C  lasses in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2020 (January 1–June 30). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Classes in light blue boxes take place in the second half of 2020 (July 1–December 31). Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Opposite Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia tricaudata), native to Mexico, have the rather grusome appearance of deep sea monsters. These flowers belong to the species A. tricaudata.


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 CC  

Core Courses

  Basic Floral Design I   Basic Floral Design II   Advanced Floral Design I   A dvanced Floral Design II   Introduction to Ikebana

EC  Elective Courses

Floral Design Certificate Exam

Minimum of seven credits required.

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

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. Total Credits:

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  Floral Design Lecture This chart is for your own reference only. Please use Student Tracking Sheets found at longwoodgardens.org/tracking-sheets 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 10, 2020. 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 Fun Goes to the Movies! Need a quick arrangement or host gift for the weekend? Try a Floral Fun class. They are short, fun, and designed for everyone, regardless of experience. It’s the perfect outing to share with a friend. From the red carpet of the Oscars to the floral studio of Longwood, this year we invite you to join us at the movies with classes inspired by film genres. Due to the popularity of our Floral Fun classes, we will now be offering double-features: two identical class sessions in one day.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Fee $59

Fee $59

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

January: Adventures

July: Animated Flicks

with Valerie McLaughlin Afternoon: Thursday, January 30, 3–5 pm Evening: Thursday, January 30, 6–8 pm

with Renee Tucci Afternoon: Tuesday, July 28, 3–5 pm Evening: Tuesday, July 28, 6–8 pm

February: Oscar Winners

August: Epics

with Roseann Christian Early Afternoon: Friday, February 7, 1–3 pm Late Afternoon: Friday, February 7, 4–6 pm

with Leona Swiacki Afternoon: Wednesday, August 12, 3–5 pm Evening: Wednesday, August 12, 6–8 pm

March: Musical Fantasies

September: Fantasies

with Alisha Simone Bell Morning: Tuesday, March 10, 10 am–12 pm Afternoon: Tuesday, March 10, 1–3 pm

with Melissa Palmer Afternoon: Tuesday, September 15, 3–5 pm Evening: Tuesday, September 15, 6–8 pm

April: Histories

October: Horror Flicks

with Mara Tyler Afternoon: Thursday, April 23, 3–5 pm Evening: Thursday, April 23, 6–8 pm

with Jim Sutton Afternoon: Tuesday, October 27, 2–4 pm Evening: Tuesday, October 27, 6–8 pm

May: Classic Flicks

November: Musicals

with Karl Gercens Afternoon: Tuesday, May 19, 3–5 pm Evening: Tuesday, May 19, 6–8 pm

with Cheryl Wilks Morning: Sunday, November 15, 11:30 am–1:30 pm Afternoon: Sunday, November 15, 2:30–4:30 pm

June: Drama

December: Holiday Flicks

with Chad Wlazelek Afternoon: Thursday, June 25, 3–5 pm Evening: Thursday, June 25, 6–8 pm

with Darcie Garcia Morning: Wednesday, December 9, 11 am–1 pm Afternoon: Wednesday, December 9, 2–4 pm  

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Floral Design EC Comprehensive Wedding Design

EC Winter Whites with a Twist of Lime

with Theresa Clower

with Theresa Clower

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Saturdays & Sundays, January 11, 12, 18, & 19 9 am–4 pm, 4 sessions

Date Thursday, January 16 1–4 pm

Fee $539 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 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.

Fee $109 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. All materials provided.

Inclement Weather Date Friday, January 17

Fulfills requirements for three elective credits.

Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, January 21

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Floral Design CC

Basic Floral Design I

with Cres Motzi

Semester 1 Dates Saturdays, January 25–February 8 9 am–4 pm, 3 sessions Fee $379 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Acer Room OR with Jane Godshalk Dates Fridays, March 13–April 24 9 am–12 pm, 6 sessions Fee $379 Where Acer Room OR with Jane Godshalk

Semester 2 Date Thursdays, August 27–October 1 6 pm–9 pm, 6 sessions Fee $379 Where Acer Room Whether you are beginning your journey toward a Certificate of Merit in Floral Design or just want to learn techniques for arranging flowers from the garden or shop, this class provides the foundation for building basic floral design skills. Learn how to condition flowers and use floral foam, tape, wire, and sustainable design 98 Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens / 2020

Basic Floral Design I (continued) strategies. Create beautiful arrangements for your home in many styles, including a decorative round, garden style, a parallel design, garland style, and designs in glass. Floral scissors are included with your course fee.

Inclement Weather Dates Saturday, February 15 Friday, May 1 No Class Friday, April 10


Floral Design EC

May the Force be with You

CC

Basic Floral Design II

with Tim Farrell

with Cres Motzi

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Tuesday, February 4 6–9 pm

Dates Saturdays, February 22–March 7 9 am–4 pm, 3 sessions

Fee $129

Fee $379 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Where Acer Room Internationally renowned floral designer Tim Farrell returns to Longwood to present a workshop on tension in design. Force, the secondary principle of design and also referred to as tension, is derived from contrast. Farrell shares examples of tension in design and how designers can manipulate and place materials within a composition to imply that some other force or energy has interacted with the materials. Inclement Weather Date Wednesday, February 5

Where Acer Room OR

Semester 2 Dates Saturdays, October 17–31 9 am–4 pm, 3 sessions Fee $379 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch Where Acer Room Enhance the skills developed in Basic Floral Design I by creating arrangements that focus on harmony, proportion, scale, and rhythm. Topics include the Biedermeier style 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 flower 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.

Inclement Weather Date Saturday, March 14 longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Floral Design Advanced Floral Design I

Grow and Know Local Flowers

CC

with Mara Tyler

with Jane Godshalk

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Thursday, March 12 9 am–1:30 pm

Dates Fridays, March 13–April 24 1–4 pm, 6 sessions

Fee $149

Fee $389

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Visit an 85-year old local cut-flower greenhouse business and see local growers in action. Tour Hendricks Flowers in Lititz, Pennsylvania, one of the last carnation growers in the United States and one of a few cut-flower Pennsylvania greenhouse businesses remaining from the early 1900s. Learn about the history of the business and see its active greenhouses filled with blooms. Upon your return to Longwood, Mara Tyler leads a workshop to create a hand-tied bouquet using these locally grown blooms. Inclement Weather Date Thursday, March 19

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Semester 2 Dates Saturdays, November 7–21 9 am–4 pm, 3 sessions Fee $389 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch 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 the use of chicken wire as you work with a wide range of flowers and foliage. Jane Godshalk 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, May 1 No Class Friday, April 10 longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Floral Design CC

Foliage Manipulation Studio

with Cres Motzi & Midori Tanimune

CC

Introduction to Ikebana

with Ann Perry & Midori Tanimune

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Saturday, March 28 1–5 pm

Dates Saturday, April 4 1–5 pm Sunday, April 5 9 am–5 pm, 2 sessions

Fee $99

Fee $249 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch on Sunday, April 5

Where Acer Room

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.

OR

Semester 2 Dates Friday, September 11, 1–5 pm Saturday, September 12, 9 am–5 pm, 2 sessions

The studio does not include a finished floral arrangement.

Fee $249 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch on Saturday, September 12

Inclement Weather Date Sunday, March 29

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 CC

Advanced Floral Design II

with Theresa Clower

CC

Floral Design Certificate Exam

with Jane Godshalk

Semester 1

Semester 1

Dates Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, May 14–16 9 am–4 pm, 3 sessions

Date Friday, May 29 9 am–12 pm

Fee $399 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $99

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

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 floral foam; 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.

Semester 2 Date Friday, October 9 9 am–12 pm Fee $99 Where Acer Room Students who complete all the requirements for the Floral Design Certificate are eligible to take the Floral Design Certificate Exam. The written test includes 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 achieve 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 to sit for the exam.

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Floral Design EC

Forget the Flowers

with Chad Wlazelek

CC Summer Floral Immersion: Basic I and II

with Jane Godshalk & Cres Motzi

Semester 1

Semester 1

Date Thursday, June 4 6–9 pm

Dates Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 18–June 21 8 am–6 pm, 4 sessions

Fee $109

Fee $759 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Where Acer Room Let foliage take center stage by creating a striking focal point for your décor. Employ trendy techniques by mixing shape, size, shine, and texture of foliage alone to yield dynamic, fresh arrangements. Work with underutilized selections of foliage as well as some traditional favorites for a clean, contemporary look.

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

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Floral Design EC

Principles of Color

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

EC

Boggy Beauty

with Cres Motzi

Semester 2

Semester 2

Dates Friday & Saturday, August 7–8 9 am–4 pm, 2 sessions

Date Saturday, August 29 9 am–12 pm

Fee $359 includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $129

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 two-day workshop. Discuss the properties, psychological effects, and harmonies of color while creating beautiful designs in prescribed hues and harmonies. Never look at color the same way again!

Where Acer Room Have you seen carnivorous plants used in floral arrangements? The stained-glass pattern and unique shape of long throated pitcher plants make a bold statement when combined with less sinister flowers and foliage. Get up close and personal with arrangements using both cut plants and as potted accents, then create a floral arrangement that anyone, except perhaps a fly, would love to have.

Fulfills requirement for two elective credits.

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Floral Design EC Inspired by Italy: Modern Mass Design

EC Inspired by Italy: Horizontal Layered Design

with Jane Godshalk

with Jane Godshalk

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Friday, September 18 9 am–12 pm

Date Friday, September 18 1–4 pm

Fee $129

Fee $129

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Italy is known for its sculpture, rich colors, and extravagant plant material. Celebrate the abundance of autumn with leaves and flowers to create a modern mass design. Explore the Italian method of using “volumes” of flowers and color blocking to create a dramatic, sculptural floral piece.

Utilize lush layers of wood, foliage, and flowers to make a sensational horizontal design. Stack wood and leaves to create a base for a floral bounty of dried materials and opulent fresh flowers. Examine the techniques of staking, wiring, gluing, and stacking.  

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Floral Design

Informed by History, Infinite Possibilities

CC

Semester 2 Date Tuesday, October 6 4:30–6:30 pm Fee $65 Preferred Seating $45 Open Seating

Cres Motzi, AIFD, EMC October 6–8, 2020

Explore floral design origins and imagine its infinite possibilities on this historical journey with our own master floral instructor, Cres Motzi.

A Floral Journey

with Cres Motzi

Where Ballroom Take a trip through time to trace the roots of floral design and see how it has evolved over the centuries. Starting in the Far East and traveling west, see how modern techniques have emerged from historic principles and philosophy. Internationally acclaimed designer and instructor Cres Motzi presents her personal vision of floral design, sharing her humor, candor, and passion to an audience where she was only recently on the other side of the stage. Where will your floral design journey lead? The evening includes a complimentary wine and cheese reception and silent auction for Motzi’s designs. This show counts as the Floral Design Lecture credit toward the Floral Design Certificate.

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Floral Design EC

Catch the Current

Intermediate Workshop with Cres Motzi

EC A Classic Fan with a Modern Twist

Master Class Workshop with Cres Motzi

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Wednesday, October 7 1–5 pm

Date Thursday, October 8 9 am–1 pm

Fee $219

Fee $219

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Ride the waves of progress and navigate through the latest cutting-edge floral design techniques with Cres Motzi. Explore trends and the techniques to achieve them under Motzi’s expert guidance. Practice your skills as you develop your own design signature creating a beautiful, opulent arrangement. This is your chance to explore trends that have yet to go mainstream.

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Put a modern twist on the iconic Georgianera fan design—a classical, one-sided fanshaped arrangement with line flowers and foliage radiating from the center of a half circle. Add depth, texture, and movement to this typically symmetrical and formal design, creating a three-dimensional fanshaped framework showcasing a rich and harmonious mix of flowers and foliage. No longer relegated to the mantel piece, this fan design takes center stage in this sophisticated update.

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Floral Design EC

Ikebana in Miniature

with Midori Tanimune

EC

Bouquets Four Ways

with Jane Godshalk & Cres Motzi

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Tuesday, October 13 1:30–4:30 pm

Date Sunday, October 18 1–5 pm

Fee $99

Fee $135

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

In the art of miniature Ikebana, tiny pieces combine to make a strong statement of style. Employ traditional techniques considering the color palette, the shape of the containers, and variations in height at an extremely small scale. Combine the collective pieces to achieve a harmonious design.

Increase your bouquet-making knowledge and skills under the guidance of two of our most experienced instructors. Learn techniques in the morning and in the afternoon put into practice what you’ve learned by making four different bouquets, each with a different color harmony and technique.

All materials will be provided. Bring a box or container to transport your finished pieces.

Bring floral scissors.

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Floral Design EC A Natural Approach to Floral Support

EC

DVFlora Tour and More!

with Betty Young

with Roseann Christian

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Tuesday, November 3 2–5 pm

Date Wednesday, November 11 9 am–3:30 pm

Fee $109

Fee $99 includes lunch

Where Acer Room

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Whether you are using a vase or armature, a wide range of materials can prop up your flowers. Explore natural supports such as branches, bamboo, river cane, and even your own leftover stems. Some flowers benefit from being nestled amongst stems and can be artistically displayed to add depth in an arrangement. Design a sustainable structure to support a colorful variety of flowers in a cohesive fall design.

If you’ve ever taken a floral design course at Longwood, you’ve seen and worked with beautiful, high-quality flowers and foliage. Find out how it all begins by joining us for a small group tour of wholesale florist DVFlora. Travel by coach bus to Sewell, New Jersey, to tour DVFlora’s operations and distribution center, where plant material arrives from all over the world. See how it’s handled, distributed, and shipped to area vendors, all within 24 hours! Our day-long outing continues with lunch at a nearby restaurant. Return to Longwood to see the final steps of flower processing. Gain a appreciation for the flower’s journey from grower to designer. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine. Please note that this tour includes a good deal of walking. Appropriate footwear is recommended.

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Floral Design EC

Haute Harvest

EC

Holiday Wreath Making

with Renee Tucci

with Shannon Toal

Semester 2

Semester 2

Date Tuesday, November 24 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, December 5 9 am–12 pm

Fee $99

Fee $109

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

OR Date Tuesday, November 24 2–5 pm

Date Saturday, December 5 1:30–4:30 pm

Fee $99

Fee $109

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Like fashion, flowers can be elegant and opulent. Set off your Thanksgiving feast in style with a richly hued harvest arrangement. Dazzle your guests with your skills as a floral designer and be the talk of the dinner table.

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 admiration from your family and guests. Berries, fruit, pine cones, pods, nuts, ribbons, and more are available to embellish your creation. Bring pruners, floral scissors, and gardening gloves.

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Floral Design EC Christmas Compote Centerpiece

with Jane Godshalk

Semester 2 Date Saturday, December 12 9 am–12 pm Fee $129 Where Acer Room OR Date Saturday, December 12 1–4 pm Fee $129 Where Acer Room Grace your holiday table with a compotestyle design. A footed compote bowl elevates your arrangement and let your flowers be the stars. Lift your holiday spirits with fresh, fragrant greens and stunning holiday flowers all placed in fresh water for long-lasting cheer.  

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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. Accessibility We will make every effort to assist individuals with accommodation requests. Please contact us at least one week before the start of a class to discuss options. Dining Dollars Card If your class includes a Dining Dollars card, it 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. Longwood Gift Cards Gift cards may be used for Continuing Education classes and may be purchased by calling 610.388.1000. Refunds If you cancel your registration, your registration fee (less $30 processing fee) will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received at 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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Class Index

Many courses sell out quickly. Register for your classes online at longwoodgardens.org/enroll or call 610.388.5454. Semester 1

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Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Registration opens at 9 am on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

All classes in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2020 (January 1–June 30)

All classes in light blue boxes take place in the second half of 2020 (July 1–December 31)

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