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Field Guide to Continuing Education 2017 Course Catalog

Broaden your world by learning in ours.


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

About this Issue In October 2014, we began the largest project in our history, the revitalization of our beloved Main Fountain Garden. We are working with the nation’s leading firms dedicated to historic preservation, landscape design, and water feature design to complete this monumental undertaking. Once completed, the Main Fountain Garden will be at the cutting edge of both design and engineering, just as it was when Mr. du Pont first unveiled the Main Fountain Garden in 1931. In this issue, we celebrate the revitalization through a series of images depicting some of the unique materials used in the project. You will also find workshops, lectures, and tours inspired by the artistry and innovation inherent in the revitalization. As you browse these pages, we hope you will be equally inspired to take a class, attend a lecture, or embark on a tour and experience all that Continuing Education at Longwood offers.


Contents Courses Ornamental Horticulture.................................. 5 Landscape Design............................................ 15 Professional Courses...................................... 25 Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours.............................................................. 33 Visual Arts........................................................... 65 Floral Design..................................................... 81 Fully Online Courses.....................................104

General Information & Registration.................................................. 107 General Information Map Class Index Registration Information

Course Schedule Key All classes in light green boxes take place in the first half of 2017. (January 1–June 30)

All classes in light gray boxes take place in the second half of 2017. (July 1–December 31)


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


Culinary Arts Ideas for Impact: Herbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . Designing a Kitchen Garden . . . . . . . . . The Gardener and the Chef: Summer Greens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Gardener and the Chef: Garlic . . . .

Photography 37 38 55 61

Drawing and Painting Sketching for Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . Botanical Illustration Studio . . . . . . . . . Introduction to Botanical Illustration . . . Botanical Illustration Evenings . . . . . . . Interpretation in Colored Pencils . . . . . . Fearless Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Environmental Stewardship Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Caring for Trees in a Changing Climate . 26 Bluebirds 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Native Meadows from the Ground Up . 56 The Art of Seed Stewardship . . . . . . . . . 57 Identifying Invasives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Insects Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management . . . . . Pest Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greenhouse and Interiorscape Pests . . . What’s all the Buzz? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside the Hive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Lectures Longwood Lecture Series . . . . . . . . . . . 34 A Legacy of Plant Exploration . . . . . . . . 40 Community Conversation with David Macauley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Make and Take Beginning Bonsai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floral Fountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Branches all Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create a Crevice Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . Botanically Inspired Jewelry . . . . . . . . . Edibles out Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breathtaking Baskets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Gardening in a Container . . . . . . Potted Pleasure for Sun or Shade . . . . . Build a Wave Hill Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quilled Snowflake Ornaments . . . . . . . .

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Photographing Orchids . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography Techniques: Painting Orchids with Light . . . . . . . . . . A Beginner’s Approach to Spring Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nooks & Crannies: Shooting the “Stars” of Longwood . . . . Basic Digital Garden Photography ONLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photographing Fantastic Foliage . . . . . . Photography After Hours . . . . . . . . . . . Visions of Sugar Plums: Photographing A Longwood Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tours Elements of Design Tour . . . . . . . . . 21,51 The Way Water Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Champion Tree Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Specialty Nursery Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 An Autumn Garden Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Vegetable Gardening Hungry for Vegetable Gardening . . . . . . 36 Ideas for Impact: Herbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Edibles out Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Dig In! Vegetable Gardening for Beginners ONLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104


More than 2,700 boxwood have been grown for planting in the Main Fountain Garden. Ranging in height from 18–48 inches, the boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. japonica ‘Green Beauty’) will create a green oasis that enhances the garden’s majestic architecture.


Ornamental Horticulture Expand your knowledge of horticulture through Longwood’s Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture. The program is self-paced, enabling students to pursue the full certificate course series, or simply select an individual 6-week or 3-week class of interest. Students in the Certificate of Merit program can earn sequential, multiple Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture (Level I, II, III). Upon completion of each certificate level, students will learn the identifying characteristics, habits, and growing information for 300 plants. Each certificate is earned consecutively and is based on meeting the requirements listed on the following page. Required courses (to ensure a base level of knowledge) along with electives in plant sciences, plant identification, and horticultural techniques are available for a tailor-made horticulture learning experience.

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key CC

  Core Courses

EC

  Elective Courses

Certificate of Merit Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of our graduates! If you have completed the requirements for one of our Certificates of Merit, join us for a celebration on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: longwoodgardens.org/enroll or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture Course Requirements for Ornamental Horticulture: Level I PS

CC   CORE Courses (all 6 weeks)

EC   ELECTIVE Courses

EC   HORT-TECH HT Courses

Understanding Plants

Deciduous Trees

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

4 horticulture technique courses of your choice

1 additional Plant Science course

Conifers

  Plant Science

Perennials Ornamental & Native Shrubs Native Plants

Course Requirements for Ornamental Horticulture: Level II PS

CC   CORE Courses (all 6 weeks)

EC   ELECTIVE Courses

HT   HORT-TECH Courses

Any Plant Science course NOT used in Level I

Small Flowering Trees

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

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

Any Plant Science course NOT used in Level I

All-Purpose Annuals

  Plant Science

Broad-Leaved Evergreens Underutilized Plants

Course Requirements for Ornamental Horticulture: Level III PS

  Plant Science

21st Century Trends: An Enrichment Review

EC

  ELECTIVE Courses

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

EC   HORT-TECH HT Courses 4 horticulture technique courses of your choice NOT used in Level I or II

Any Plant Science course NOT used in Level I or II

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

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

For questions about your progress toward a Certificate of Merit call 610.388.5454.


Ornamental Horticulture   Exotic & Tropical with Karl Gercens EC

Plants

  Plant Science: with Sarah Deacle PS

Soils

Dates Tuesdays, January 10–February 14 3–5 pm 6 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, February 21–March 28 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $179

Fee $179

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

The world of exotic and tropical plants, from colorful foliage to fragrant flowers, will be covered in this course, with concentration on identification, culture, growth patterns, and management in the interior and exterior landscape. Appropriate overwintering locations will also be discussed. The use of these plants provides the opportunity to add color, texture, movement, and seasonal excitement to interiors throughout the year and to containers and garden beds in the warm season for home, garden, institutional, or commercial applications. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam February 21

Understanding and caring for a garden’s soil is essential for helping plants to thrive. A plant’s nutrition, growth, and ability to endure environmental conditions all depend heavily on the soil in which it’s growing. Discover how soils differ in texture and structure, physical and chemical properties, and fertility. Learn how a soil’s pH and organic matter affect plant growth and how to work with the soil in your garden to get the best results. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam April 4 Inclement Weather Date April 11

Inclement Weather Date February 28 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, January 28, February 18, 9 am– 12 pm and Tuesdays, January 31, February 14, 11 am–2 pm

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Ornamental Horticulture   Small Flowering with Bob Dougan CC

Trees

  Deer Resistant with Charles Cresson EC

Bulbs

Dates Thursdays March 9–April 20 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, March 14, 28, April 11 6:30–8:30 pm 3 sessions

Fee $179

Fee $89

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Acer Room

Flowering trees are among the most eye-catching plants in season. Defined as flowering trees less than 40 feet tall, these plants make spectacular statements, accents, and specimen trees in any landscape. This course will focus on identification, culture, and landscape uses of the favorites such as dogwoods, cherries, and magnolias in addition to some beautiful, lesser-known species. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam April 27 No Class April 6 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, March 25, April 22, 9 am–12 pm and Thursdays, March 30, April 13, 2:30–5:30 pm

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Hardy bulbs are an important part of the garden palette from late winter through spring and a few even bloom in autumn. Discover the many kinds that are seldom or rarely affected by deer and other critters. These easily grown bulbs and other tuberous plants provide a succession of bloom in a wide range of colors and reappear each year in increasing numbers. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam April 18 Guided Plant Walks Tuesday, March 28, 2:30–5:30 pm and Saturday, April 8, 9 am–12 pm


Ornamental Horticulture   All Purpose with Kris Barry CC

Annuals

  Perennials with Susan Brutico CC

Dates Thursdays, June 8–July 20 9–11 am 6 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, August 1–September 5 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $179

Fee $179

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Nothing beats annuals for a big splash of summer color! Even a well-established perennial bed will benefit from the addition of these long-blooming accents. Join us as we navigate the uses, cultural requirements, pests, and diseases of the tried-and-true selections, as well as some new varieties. Discuss your favorites, and discover some little-known gems. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam July 27 No Class June 15 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, June 24, July 22, 9 am–12 pm and Thursdays, June 22, July 20, 11:30 am–2:30 pm

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Perennials are among the showiest of plants incorporated into our surroundings. With endless ornamental attributes that include colorful flowers and foliage, fragrant and textural interest, ecological benefits, and diversity of size and stature, they add versatility and depth to the landscape. Explore ways to incorporate classic perennials and new introductions into gardens, landscapes, meadows, and containers. Learn how to identify, select, and site perennials, and the importance of maintenance to achieve optimum growth. Identification and cultural requirements will be emphasized to assure success. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam September 12 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, August 19, September 9, 9 am–12 pm and Tuesdays, August 22, September 5, 2:30–5:30 pm


Ornamental Horticulture   Shade Perennials with David Culp EC

  Ornamental with Danilo Maffei EC

Grasses

Dates Thursdays, September 14–28 6:30–8:30 pm 3 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, September 19–October 24 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $89

Fee $179

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Woodland and shade gardens create peaceful and dramatic areas in a landscape. Shade loving plants allow the gardener to add creativity to the garden with form, texture, and color. This course will also address the challenges of gardening in dry shade. Explore the identification characteristics, cultural requirements, and garden uses of both herbaceous and woody plants that thrive in shade. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam October 5 Guided Plant Walks Thursday, September 21, 2:30–5:30 pm and Saturday, September 23, 9 am–12 pm

Ornamental grasses fill a valuable niche in garden design through the virtues of their form, texture, flowering, and cultural preferences. This course will introduce you to the culture, identification, use, and landscape design qualities of a range of plants suitable for use in the MidAtlantic region. Information presented will focus on each plant’s unique qualities, key identification characteristics, and considerations for selection in the design of traditional, contemporary, and naturalistic landscapes. Attention will be given to the Family Poaceae (true grasses) and grass-like perennials in other families. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Optional Exam November 7 No Class October 31 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, October 7, October 28, 9 am–12 pm and Tuesdays, October 10, October 24, 2:30-5:30 pm

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Ornamental Horticulture Science: Understanding Plants PS

  Plant

  Plant Science: Twenty-first Century Trends PS

with Jeff Jabco Fee $39 for enrichment review.

Dates Thursdays, October 12–November 16 4–6 pm 6 sessions

This class, directed to horticulture professionals as well as continuing education students who are well versed in horticulture, can be used to meet the requirement for Plant Science for the Ornamental Horticulture Certificate, Level III.

Fee $179 Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Students will register and attend a daylong conference. A list of annual local conferences is available through the Continuing Education office. The conference selected must be pre-approved by the Continuing Education Coordinator.

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

The conference experience will be enriched and evaluated by the post-conference submission of targeted discussion questions to demonstrate the student’s understanding of the topics presented and the implications for their horticultural practices and decision making. A grade of 70% or better is required to receive credit for this course. *Conference registration fees not included.

Optional Exam November 30 No Class November 23 Please note: October 26 and November 2 classes will be extended 4–6:30 pm. These sessions will have 1.25 hours of lecture and 1.25 hours of lab walk.

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

Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants

Annuals, Perennials, and Vines with Liz Riley Date Opens, Monday, July 10 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully online This collection of plants will add a burst of color to your landscape with exciting textures and blooms. Learn to recognize and use these garden favorites to accentuate your landscape.

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

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers with Liz Riley Date Opens, Monday, September 11 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully Online Explore the world of traditional woody plants including flowering trees, shrubs, and conifers. Learn cultural information about these structural plantings and their use in the landscape.

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

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These granite cobbles are the building blocks for the Main Fountain Garden runnels. Interspersed among the cobbles are samples of one type of designed soil being used in the garden. The lighter sample is the sand used in the designed soil mix.


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

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key CC

  Core Courses

EC

  Elective Courses

Certificate of Merit 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 Thursday, November 14, 2017. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: longwoodgardens.org/enroll or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

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Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design Certificate Requirements Core Courses

Electives Minimum of three courses

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

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

First courses (in any sequence): –– People, Plants, & Landscape Design –– Landscape Design I –– Sketching for Designers

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


Landscape Design   Landscape with Danilo Maffei CC

Design I

  Creating a Landscape Estimate EC

with Danilo Maffei Dates Fridays, January 27–March 24 9 am–12 pm 8 sessions

Dates Tuesday, February 7–28 6:30–8:30 pm 4 sessions

Fee $239

Fee $129

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

OR

Dates Fridays, January 27–March 24 1–4 pm 8 sessions Fee $239 Where Acer Room

The idea of landscape design is actually to create the garden of your dreams, not just draw it! Have you completed your plan but are now struggling with putting a price to it and making it a reality? If so, this class is for you. Learn to break the job down into units of measure, and how to organize your estimate. Costing strategies for plants, hard goods, and equipment will be given to apply to an example project, helping you to pull it all together.

This course is an in-depth approach to the design process, 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, students gain practice in process and design drawing. Get acquainted with design tools and online resources that are key to producing practical designs. In a final project, develop a creative, yet feasible solution for a given site. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Date March 31 No Class March 17 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email. To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Landscape Design   Sketching for with Robin Irizarry CC

Designers

  Planting Design with Zachery Hammaker CC

Dates Saturdays, February 25–April 1 8:30–11:30 am 5 sessions

Dates Sundays, March 5–April 23 8:30–11:30 am 7 sessions

Fee $159

Fee $219

Where Betula Room

Where Acer Room

Sketching is an integral element to a designer’s tool kit. Develop a foundation in field sketching techniques including line, tone, and color through drawing exercises designed for the novice landscape designer. By exploring indoor and outdoor sites at Longwood Gardens, learn to communicate visually. Weekly peer-reviewed assignments will provide supportive feedback and help you achieve your goals. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Date April 8 No Class March 18 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

Prerequisite Landscape Design I + a minimum of 3 6-week Certificate of Merit plant identification courses. Garden designers have been called creative problem solvers. They must take into consideration site characteristics and challenges, as well as plant combinations for year-round interest. Using elements from Landscape Design I, create beautiful planting designs with balance, repetition, and cohesiveness. Insightful discussion of traditional plant combinations for both formal and informal styles is paired with examples of effective planting designs used at Longwood and other gardens. This practical course allows you to develop a planting plan based on realistic situations and clearly communicate the desired effect and design intent. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Date April 30 No Class April 16

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Landscape Design Plants, & Landscape Design

  Asian-Inspired Landscape Design

with Jennifer and Greg Nichols

with Harriet Henderson

CC

  People,

EC

Dates Tuesdays, March 7–28 6:30–8:30 pm 4 sessions

Dates Thursdays, April 6–27 6:30–8:30 pm 4 sessions

Fee $129

Fee $129

Where Betula Room

Where Acer Room

Discover a new design paradigm by exploring the relationship between people and plants in the context of event, time, and space, yielding vibrant gardens with depth and relevancy. Learn through discussion, slides, and online group exercises, how to define spaces that are truly supportive of people and plants. Learn how to use time and the sustainable principles of economy, environment, and social capital to make informed and effective design decisions. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Date April 4

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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

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Landscape Design CC   Elements of Design Tour: Wave Hill and Untermyer

CC   Landscape Design with Geoff Anderson

II

with Dan Benarcik Date Thursday, June 1 7 am–6 pm

Dates Thursdays, September 7–November 9 6–8 pm 10 sessions

Fee $149 Includes boxed lunch

Fee $239

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Acer Room

Join us as we travel to two public gardens in New York. Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx, overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. It boasts magnificent views and restored gardens and spaces that provide an oasis of serenity in the Bronx. Just a short ride away in Yonkers, we’ll visit Untermyer Gardens, the former estate of Samuel Untermyer. These gardens are undergoing a large revitalization and while the core is intact, much of the gardens is in ruin. Dan will give us background information as we travel. We’ll be treated to a staff-guided tour at each location, who will share the rich history and revitalization goals past, present, and future. We will explore how basic design concepts can relate to your own garden, no matter the scale. This tour is a requirement in our Landscape Design Certificate program but is open to anyone with an interest in historical gardens.

Prerequisite Landscape Design I Why do some designs succeed and others not? Conceptualize gardens using a variety of drawing techniques and develop a more sophisticated understanding of design theory. Become increasingly comfortable with identification of goals and objectives, site inventory and analysis, and the various design phases. Delve deeper into design creativity, detailed garden features, and more advanced graphics by solidifying concepts presented in previous courses. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

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

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Landscape Design

Pathways

  Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory

with Shipley Allinson

with Susan Barton

EC

  Design,

Create, Construct:

CC

Dates Tuesdays, September 12–October 3 6:30–8:30 pm 4 sessions

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

Fee $129

Fee $159

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

Pathways lead us from place to place in our gardens, our workplace, and our lives. Join us as we discover how to design and construct pathways in the context of residential garden design. In this practical and interactive course we will study the materials, methods, and construction techniques of the hardscape feature of pathways. Through photos, group discussions, and a small design project you will learn how to design interest, intrigue, and discovery into your garden’s paths. Outside the classroom, we will use Longwood as a teaching lab and explore the many wonderful walkways, meadow paths, and garden connectors throughout the property.

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Prerequisite 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. A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.


Landscape Design

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Precast blocks and sod for the Main Fountain Garden. Sod was delivered from a farm in Pennsylvania to ensure compatibility with our native soils. The rest of the garden turf areas will receive sod grown in sandbased soil that will be compatible with the designed soil.


Professional Courses Expand your knowledge and gain expertise in weed, plant disease, and pest identification as well as turf management. Learn indepth information on specific topics important to continuing your professional development and/or accumulating training and credit hours toward plant- and garden-related professional licenses. These classes are taught on a professional level; however, homeowners and garden hobbyists are welcome.

Class Categories Key HT

Horticultural Techniques

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Professional Courses ASHS Certified Horticulturist Program (CH) Examination

HT   Caring for Trees in a Changing Climate

with Leslie Brandt Date Thursday, March 23 1–5 pm

Date Wednesday, March 29 1–4 pm

Where Catalpa Room

Fee $99

Must apply for the examination and register with ASHS Application deadline: March 16, 2017

Where Acer Room

OR

Date Tuesday, October 17 1–5 pm Where Catalpa Room Must apply for the examination and register with ASHS Application deadline: October 10, 2017 Longwood Gardens is pleased to partner with the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) to serve as a testing site in support of the Certified Horticulturist Program. The CH is an exciting program developed to recognize all those talented, knowledgeable practitioners working in horticulture. Please log onto the ASHS web site http://www.ashs.org/?page=CH to see information about the examination and the eligibility requirements.

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Don’t miss the opportunity to hear US Forestry Service Climate Change Specialist Leslie Brandt. She will provide information on the current and anticipated effects of climate change on trees and forests in the Delaware Valley. Discuss which trees may be more adaptable or vulnerable, along with projected changes in hardiness zones in the coming decades. Participants will learn methods and approaches for adjusting to these anticipated changes. The session will also highlight real-world examples of climate change adaptation in forest management and tree care in the region.


Professional Courses HT   Weed Identification with Tanner Delvalle

HT   Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management

with Tanner Delvalle Date Wednesday, May 17 9 am–12 pm

Date Wednesday, May 17 1–4 pm

Fee $99

Fee $99

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

OR

OR

Date Wednesday, September 13 9 am–12 pm

Date Wednesday, September 13 1–4 pm

Fee $99

Fee $99

Where Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room

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

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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

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Professional Courses   Pest Identification with Rachel Schnaitman HT

  Plant Disease with Bob Mulrooney HT

Date Thursday, May 25 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, May 25 1–4 pm

Fee $99

Fee $99

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

OR

Identification

OR

Date Thursday, September 14 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, September 14 1–4 pm

Fee $99

Fee $99

Where Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room

Explore Longwood’s vast outdoor landscape and observe and identify common pest signs and symptoms. Learn to recognize pest damage and differentiate between harmful and beneficial insects. Gain valuable information on pest life cycles and methods of natural, biological, and chemical controls as components of an integrated pest management program.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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 diseases, the conditions that cause them, and when and how to apply controls. In-depth discussions will cover control measures including proper horticultural practices, sanitation, resistant cultivars, and fungicides.

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Professional Courses   Greenhouse and Interiorscape Pests

Beginning and Growing Your School Garden

HT

with Sinclair Adam Dates Monday–Thursday, July 10-13 4 sessions

Date Wednesday, September 27 3–6 pm

Fee $180

Fee $99

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room

Learn about the benefits of school garden programs and how to start, maintain, and grow a program of your own. Topics addressed throughout the course include garden types and themes, building a support network, curriculum connections, funding your garden project, and garden maintenance. Course participants visit local school gardens, receive feedback and advice from teachers, and take home curriculum resources and plant material. Pennsylvania teachers qualify for Act 48 credits.

Controlling pests on plants in the home, greenhouse, or interiorscape is a constant challenge. On a walk through Longwood’s Conservatory, students will study the common pests and observe some effective management strategies. Discussion will focus on the accurate identification and life-cycles of typical indoor plant pests and the corresponding natural, biological, and “least-toxic” chemical controls.

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A good-quality 10X hand lens for diagnosing insect problems is recommended, but not required.


Original Loggia cornice sitting atop original Loggia limestone elements. The Italian limestone of the Loggia was salvaged and restored off-site and will be returned to the revitalized Main Fountain Garden.


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

Class Categories Key HT

  Horticultural Techniques

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

Longwood Lecture Series Get engaged in the Fountain Revitalization Project. Hear from the visionaries, experts, and artisans who are restoring and renovating our Main Fountain Garden.

Fee Free with Gardens admission; registration required. Where Ballroom

Fountain Fanfare with Brady Gonsalves and Colvin Randall Date Tuesday, February 7 6:30–8 pm Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden re-opens this summer after an historic revitalization. The fountains will incorporate the latest technology and offer guests a world-class experience. Learn about the amplified fountains from the experts who choreograph these spectacular shows. Trace the evolution of modern fountain design that has advanced to include lights, music, and fireworks in new and exciting ways.

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The Art of Light with Jason Neches Date Tuesday, April 11 6:30–8 pm Examine the use of lighting as a way of extending the functionality of a garden and as an aesthetic feature in itself. A global leader in light design will share examples from L’Observatoire International’s broad spectrum of work. Discover how illumination can revitalize spaces, highlight architectural features, and artistically overcome design challenges on both a small and grand scale.

Modern Horticulture in Historic Landscapes with Sharon Loving and Jelle Therry Date Tuesday, November 7 6:30–8 pm The nursery and professional gardening world has evolved since many historic landscapes were first created. Join Longwood Gardens’ Director of Horticulture Sharon Loving and West8 Landscape Architect Jelle Therry, as they discuss the challenges of infusing revitalized landscapes with appropriate horticultural displays. These challenges include working with less mature plant material, protocols for dealing with new plant diseases, and modern-day horticultural practices.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours   Get the Dirt with Sarah Deacle HT

on Dirt

Date Saturday, February 4 9 am–12 pm Fee $49 Where Acer Room Healthy plants start with a gardener who understands healthy soil. Get your hands dirty while learning about a soil profile, bulk density, and the soil horizon. The mystery of soil testing will be solved, and you will learn about pH, soil nutrients, as well as how to use an Electrical Conductivity meter. With practice in the interpretation of different reports and results, you’ll be able to make good decisions about your soil.

Hungry for Vegetable Gardening with Elizabeth Alakszay

Dates Saturdays, February 4, March 11, April 22, May 20, August 12, September 16 9–11 am 6 sessions Fee $139 Where Acer & Betula Rooms Are you looking to grow the best vegetable garden ever? Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or this is the first time you’ve broken ground, cultivate your skills throughout the growing season. There’s so much to cover: soil preparation, composting, seed starting, transplanting, plant care, irrigation, pest management, harvesting, season extension, preserving the harvest, and even recipes. A variety of hands-on activities will support your quest to have the abundant vegetable garden you’ve always wanted! Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials. Inclement Weather Date February 5

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

Ideas for Impact: Herbs Enjoy an immersive day learning all about herbs. Herbs are defined as a plant or plant part valued for their medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities. Our experts will share their experiences and knowledge of herbs with you, in a fun, day-long format that will stimulate your senses. Date: Saturday, February 4 Fee $99 Lunch is included Where Visitor Center Auditorium 9:30–10:30 am

Barefoot Botanicals with Linda Shanahan and Eric Vander Hyde Barefoot Botanicals specializes in medicinal and culinary herb production without the use of synthetic herbicides and pesticides. Delve into identifying, growing, ethical harvesting, and processing of native, wild, and cultivated plants.

1–2 pm

Designing with Herbs with Ellen Ecker Ogden Ellen is co-founder of The Cook’s Garden seed catalog, and author of The Complete Kitchen Garden, featuring designs and recipes for cooks who love to garden. Discover her secrets for how to design and plant an herb garden with her six steps for success. Be inspired to grow something unusual to add interest and herbs to your kitchen garden. 2:15–3:15 pm

Making the Most of Your Herbs with David Weir Herbs are an essential part to every meal, can be used out of season, and retain their properties if properly preserved. Learn from local restaurateur and Executive Chef David Weir about how best to make these exciting flavors resonate on your plate all year long. 3:15–3:30 pm

Questions and Answers Inclement Weather Date February 5

10:30–11:30 am

Medicinal Herbs with Susan Meyers and Pandora Young Join two Longwood gardeners on a journey to learn about how a wide range of herbs have been used medicinally both in past and present times. 11:30 am–1 pm

Herb-inspired lunch at the Terrace Restaurant with Executive Chef Will Brown

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Designing a Kitchen Garden

Beginning Bonsai

with Ellen Ecker Ogden

with Mary Allinson, Dennis Donald, and Steve Ittel

Date Sunday, February 5 9 am–12:30 pm

Date Saturday, February 11 9 am–3:30 pm

Fee $69

Fee $179

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

Imagine a kitchen garden that embraces easy maintenance, productivity, and artful touches. Learn why a kitchen garden is not the same as your grandmother’s vegetable garden. We all start with the same three ingredients: seeds, soil, and plants—yet each of our gardens reflect a unique personality and theme. Discover how to turn ordinary straight rows into an artfully designed garden, pleasing to the eye and palette.

Date Sunday, May 7 9 am–3:30 pm Fee $179 Where Acer Room OR

Date Saturday, October 21 9 am–3:30 pm Fee $179 Where Acer Room This ever popular, day-long course is for beginners interested in bonsai, the centuriesold Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs grown in pots or small spaces. Learn the care and culture of bonsai and techniques for designing and maintaining these sculptured treasures. Enjoy a guided tour of the Longwood bonsai collection. You’ll have a hands-on opportunity to work in small groups with an instructor’s guidance to design your own bonsai to take home. Course fee includes plant, wire, potting material, container, and bonsai scissors. 38 Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens / 2017


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Floral Fountain with Jim Sutton

HT   What’s all with Jim Bobb

the Buzz?

Date Saturday, February 18 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, February 18 9 am–12 pm

Fee $129

Fee $49

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

OR

Date Saturday, February 18 1–4 pm Fee $129 Where Acer Room A once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a piece of Longwood history home! Create a contemporary floral design built on a piece of marble reclaimed from our Main Fountain Garden Revitalization project. Assorted flowers will be arranged in this specially designed marble piece using a flower frog. The shape and design of the marble allows it to be re-used and treasured for many years.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

This honey of a class will help take the mystery out of beekeeping. Beekeeping, or apiculture, is the practical management of honey bees that live in large colonies of up to 60,000 individuals. This broad overview will dispel the mysteries of the honeybee and its social structure. Observe hive equipment and discuss its intricacies with an expert. Discuss the mechanics, cost, and the ideal time to get started. Inclement Weather Date Sunday, February 19

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours A Legacy of Plant Exploration

Orchids for Beginners

with David Culp, Adrian Martinez, and Peter Zale

with Gregory Griffis

Date Thursday, March 2 6:30–9 pm (Galleries will be open at 6 pm) Fee $39 Wine & cheese reception follows the lecture Where Chester County Historical Society Auditorium 225 N. High Street, West Chester Humphry Marshall was an historic plantsman and brilliant botanist from Chester County. One of the key players in the introduction and progression of the American nursery industry, he sparked a zeal for plant exploration that continues to this day. Hear from modern plant explorers as they provide a context for how plant exploration has evolved. Following the lecture, explore the current exhibit at CCHS, The Visionary World of Humphry Marshall, 1750-1800. This exhibit brings to life the people who contributed to the stunning arts and sciences in early Pennsylvania.

Inclement Weather Date March 9

Date Thursday, March 9 6–9 pm Fee $89 Where Acer Room OR

Date Wednesday, March 29 6–9 pm Fee $89 Where Acer Room OR

Date Saturday, October 14 9 am–12 pm Fee $89 Where Acer Room Year after year, orchid admirers become orchid growers after joining this popular class. This workshop introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home and greenhouse growing. Explore orchids’ growth requirements and how their needs differ from those of other houseplants. Learn about their natural habitat and briefly review their plant structure. Beware! Once you start, you may find orchid growing to be a fabulous addiction. Fee includes a beautiful orchid, ready-to-bloom, to take home.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours   Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees HT

Branches all Around with Dan Benarcik

with Tyler Altenburger and Andrew Lyman Date Saturday, March 18 8:30 am–12 pm

Date Sunday, March 19 9 am–12 pm

Fee $49

Fee $79

Where Catalpa Room

Where Soil Shed

OR

OR

Date Saturday, March 18 1–4:30 pm

Date Sunday, March 19 1–4 pm

Fee $49

Fee $79

Where Catalpa Room

Where Soil Shed

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

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Find a new use for those willow and dogwood branches that you cut back or used for winter decorations. We’ll provide bright red, yellow, and orange branch stems to weave into a beautiful hanging basket. Plant your new basket with cool weather annuals and leafy greens. The colorful twig basket will persist until the plants eventually cascade over it. The technique can also be applied to any wire frame baskets you have at home.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours The Way Orchids Work with Greg Griffis and Donni LaBrake

  Performance with Sam Hoadley HT

Dates Thursday, March 23 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, March 25 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $49 Includes a copy of The Way Things Work Now

Fee $49

Where Acer Room Learn how orchids work and about their specialized adaptations from Longwood’s orchid grower. From fused petals to roots that can photosynthesize their own food supply, orchids are one of the most fascinating plant families in the world. Then, Donni will guide you through a sketching exercise and provide a printed illustration of the orchid’s anatomy for you to “paint along” with her to complete. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Bring your own watercolor supplies or use ours. See related Community Read course on page 47.

Pruning: Shrubs

Where Catalpa Room OR

Date Saturday March 25 1–4:30 pm Fee $49 Where Catalpa Room Improve your shrubs’ and vines’ performance and take the mystery out of pruning. Proper timing will ensure optimum blooms, and accurate techniques will give your plants proper shape and habit. Try your hand at pruning specific plants like Thuja, Taxus, Rhododendron, and Wisteria within Longwood’s living collection. Dress for the outdoor weather, and bring your pruners.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Create a Crevice Garden with Louise Clarke

The Way Water Works with Scott Quitel and staff from The Franklin Institute and Fairmount Water Works

Dates Saturday, April 8 9 am–12 pm

Dates Sunday, April 9 9 am–3:30 pm

Fee $89

Fee $89 Includes lunch and a copy of The Way Things Work Now

Where Betula Room & Soil Shed Crevice gardens are built by layering flat, vertical pieces of stone with soil in the crevices between them. The narrow bands of soil mimic the natural rock cracks and crevices where many alpine and rock garden plants grow in the wild. Crevice gardens prove to be an excellent way to provide the perfect habitat for these beautiful and unusual plants in the garden. Whether you are a beginner or a long-time alpine enthusiast, a crevice garden is a welcome addition to any porch or patio. Create your own small container crevice garden with an assortment of cool alpine plants. All supplies are included to make your own alpine garden.

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot Get ready for the Community Read, (see page 47) by discovering How Water Works through an exploration of the Fairmount Water Works, Fairmount Park, and The Franklin Institute. Designed in 1812 by Frederic Graff (1774–1847) and Frederic Graff, Jr. (1817–1890), and constructed over a 50-year period, The Fairmount Water Works remains an impressive engineering feat. It revolutionized municipal infrastructure and is a popular Philadelphia icon. This tour will include a white-glove experience at The Franklin Institute, where you will get a chance to see the original documents and engineering plans of the Water Works from The Graff Collection and explore the Amazing Machines exhibition. At Fairmount Park, experts will highlight the movement of water throughout the park from drinking fountains, man-made lakes, fountains, and even sewers. Join us for this unique opportunity! This is a rain or shine outdoor experience. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You may be walking on uneven paths. Trip leaves promptly.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours   Plant Propagation with Longwood Staff HT

Workshop

Date Tuesday, April 11 6–9 pm Fee $49 Where Betula Room Ready, set, SEED! Learn the fine art of seed propagation from a Longwood expert. Discuss seed physiology, special seed treatments, scarification, and stratification. Find out what kind of lighting you need to start seeds successfully indoors, as well as how to collect and store your seeds. You will get a flat of seeds to take home with you.

Champion Tree Tour with Scott Wade

Dates Thursday, April 20 (off-site) 8 am–4 pm OR

Thursday, September 21 (at Longwood) 8 am–4 pm OR

Thursday, October 12 (off-site) 8 am–4 pm Fee $99 Includes boxed lunch Where Visitor Center Parking Lot Come along and be a witness to what time can do in the landscape. We’ll visit champion trees: the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees in our region and at Longwood. Participate in citizen science by measuring and recording tree circumferences, heights, and spreads. Discuss tree identification, structure, and natural history. Standing at the base of one of these giant trees is an indescribable experience. Big Trees of Pennsylvania book is included. This is a rain or shine outdoor experience. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You may be walking on uneven paths. Trip leaves promptly. Our off-site trips are to trees we visited in prior years.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours The Way Astronomy Works

Botanically Inspired Jewelry

with Derrick Pitts

with Hattie Weselyk

Date Friday, April 21 6:30–9 pm Fee $49 Where Ballroom & the Orchard Join The Franklin Institute’s famed Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts on a journey through the evolution of space exploration. From the earliest telescopes to the cutting edge technological advancements of the 21st century, Derrick will provide an exciting lecture that examines the science behind seeing the stars. Following his lecture, staff from The Franklin Institute and local amateur astronomers will provide telescopes and instruction for you to view the night sky above the Meadow Garden. This evening is part of Longwood’s Community Read celebration. As part of the night’s activities, Community Read featured author, David Macaulay, will be on hand to sign his new book, The Way Things Work Now. Don’t miss this star-filled night! This is a rain or shine event. In the event of inclement weather, guests will have a chance to view the telescopes within the conservatory and ask Derrick Pitts and the amateur astronomers questions during a panel discussion. This event comes a week before the start of Philly Science Week, when there will be sites across the region where you can continue to explore astronomy, and other exciting science topics.

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Dates Saturdays, April 22 & April 29 9 am–12 pm 2 sessions Fee $89 Where Acer Room

Explore the magic of precious metal clay and create your own fine silver, botanically inspired jewelry with local jewelry artist Hattie Weselyk. Students will impress nature’s beautiful elements such as flowers or leaves into metal clay, which then will be kiln fired, resulting in 99.9% pure silver jewelry! Each student will design and create a pair of earrings and necklace pendant. Tools and materials provided. No experience necessary.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

Community Read Join Longwood Gardens and our community partners for the fourth year of our Community Read—a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and start a conversation. We are very excited for 2017—the year for the grand reopening of our revitalized Main Fountain Garden, which has been under renovation for more than two years. Our founder Pierre S. du Pont’s love for fountains stretched back to when he was mesmerized at the age of six by the huge display of water pumps at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. He first turned on the Main Fountain Garden fountains in 1931, after spending 20 years designing and building them. Mr. du Pont’s passion for his fountains and the engineering behind them has inspired us in our choices for this year’s Community Read books. We have chosen The Way Things Work Now by award-winning author, illustrator, and “Master Explainer” David Macaulay (published Oct. 2016) as our Community Read book for the whole family. The Way Things Work Now is a sweeping new update to the worldwide bestseller, The New Way Things Work, and includes sections on the technology in our daily lives. The Way Things Work Now explains complex mechanical processes in a humorous and accessible style, accompanied by engaging illustrations. David Macaulay’s books have sold more than three million copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. We’ve also chosen Rosie Revere, Engineer as the Community Read book for our youngest readers. Written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts, this is the story of Rosie, a little girl with dreams of becoming a great engineer. “Where some people see rubbish, Rosie Revere sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends.”

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Both of these books are fun and engaging. Both inspire us to dream big, as Pierre du Pont did when creating the Main Fountain Garden and, indeed, all of Longwood Gardens. We hope you will join us, and our community partners, for the 2017 Community Read!

Community Conversation with the Author with David Macaulay

Date Saturday, April 22 7–9 pm Fee Free with Gardens admission; registration required Where Ballroom Hear David Macaulay speak about his career as an author and illustrator, and the inspiration behind his role of “Master Explainer.” Join with fellow readers to celebrate and discuss the book. Mr. Macaulay will be joined by Longwood Historian, Colvin Randall, who will discuss Pierre du Pont’s passion for good engineering. There will be a book signing with Mr. Macaulay and an opportunity to continue the conversation in an informal setting with a light dessert reception. See related Community Read events on pages 43, 44, and 46.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Edibles Out Front

Breathtaking Baskets

with Adam Cressman

with James Rockwell

Date Saturday, May 6 9–11 am

Date Saturday, May 6 9–11 am

Fee $59

Fee $79

Where Catalpa Room & Patio

Where Betula Room & Soil Shed OR

Don’t hide edible plantings at the back of your property anymore. Put your edibles front and center in a beautiful container. Perfect for a patio or for small space gardening, you will plant a container of early spring edibles. Adam will walk you through proven plant choices for care of your container garden. Take home a beautiful and tasty edible container.

Date Saturday, May 6 1–3 pm Fee $79 Where Betula Room & Soil Shed

Container and plants provided. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them.

Throw away your coco basket liners and learn to make hanging baskets the “Longwood way!” James will show you step-by-step how to top- and side-plant a 14-inch metal basket with sphagnum moss, potting medium, and bedding plants to achieve a beautiful sphere. A hidden water reservoir inside your basket will ensure easy watering for stunning results. A PowerPoint slide show will offer ideas, show you how to build your basket, and provide tips on caring for your plants. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Water Gardening in a Container with Mary Allinson and Tim Jennings

  Inside the with Jim Bobb HT

Hive

Date Saturday, May 13 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, May 20 9 am–12 pm

Fee $89

Fee $49

Where Soil Shed

Where Betula Room & Abbondi Property

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

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Are you curious about what goes on inside a beehive? Have you ever wanted to see the queen lay eggs, observe worker babies hatch out, or taste honey straight from the mouths of bees? Then, join beekeeper Jim Bobb and go “Inside the Hive.” The class begins with an illustrated lecture to give you a better understanding of hive activity and hierarchy. Using Longwood’s hives, the class will head out into the field to open and inspect some hives. Watch the bees dance and the hive swarm up close. Bring your questions and get answers and insight into the fascinating world of bees. See related course, What’s the Buzz on page 39.


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours of Design Tour: Wave Hill and Untermyer CC

  Elements

  Bluebirds 101 with Bob Eves and Ian Stewart HT

with Dan Benarcik Date Thursday, June 1 7 am–6 pm

Date Saturday, June 3 8:30–11:30 am

Fee $149 Includes boxed lunch

Fee $39

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot Join us as we travel to two public gardens in New York. Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx, overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. It boasts magnificent views and restored gardens and spaces, which provide an oasis of serenity in the Bronx. Just a short ride away in Yonkers, we’ll also visit Untermyer Gardens, the former estate of Samuel Untermyer. These gardens are undergoing a large revitalization and while the core is intact, much of the garden is in ruin. Dan will give us background information as we travel to these historic sites. At each location, staff-guided tours will share the rich history and revitalization goals past, present, and future. We will explore how basic design concepts can relate to your own garden, no matter the scale. This tour is a requirement in our Landscape Design Certificate of Merit program, but is open to anyone with an interest in historical gardens.

Where Betula Room & Meadow Garden The Eastern bluebird population has increased due to humans constructing, maintaining, and monitoring nest boxes made specifically for these beautiful native birds. Learn more about the bird’s life history and nesting habits, as well as how to build, position, and monitor your own nest boxes. Ian and Bob will also share information about a current project colorbanding bluebirds in order to track them throughout the year. Dress for an indoor/outdoor, rain/shine learning experience with substantial unpaved trail walking.

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

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Potted Pleasure for Sun

Potted Pleasure for Shade

with Kris Barry

with Kris Barry

Date Saturday, June 3 10 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, June 3 1 pm–3 pm

Fee $69

Fee $69

Where Soil Shed

Where Soil Shed

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

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

Take home a container suitable for full sun. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them.

Take home a container suitable for a shady spot. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them.

*Similar information may be presented at Potted Pleasure for Shade.

*Similar information may be presented at Potted Pleasure for Sun.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Specialty Nursery Tour

Tropical Containers

with David Culp

with Karl Gercens

Date Friday, June 9 8 am–6 pm

Date Saturday, June 10 10 am–12 pm

Fee $129 Includes boxed lunch

Fee $69

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

Where Soil Shed Big, bold tropical foliage and flowers add splash to any container. Have fun planting exotic tropical treasures in a container that will feature diverse and contrasting textures. Techniques for planting, design combinations, and overwintering will be covered by the instructor, who has extensive knowledge of tropical plants. 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. See related course, Tropicals on page 7.

Dress for all kinds of weather and bring your wish list. Sunscreen and a hat advised.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours The Gardener and the Chef: Summer Greens with Executive Chef

Build a Wave Hill Chair with Dan Benarcik

Will Brown and Harold Taylor Date Friday, June 16 8:30–11:30 am

Date Saturday, June 17 9 am–12 pm

Fee $59

Fee $189

Where: Catalpa Room

Where Acer Room OR

Spend a morning learning about the fascinating world of summer greens that culminates with a cooking demonstration and taste test with Executive Chef Will Brown. During the heat of the summer your nice spring greens typically turn a little bitter. With the right plant selection and proper care, you can avoid the bitterness that comes with summer’s heat. Learn about fun and exciting plants that can tolerate the mid-Atlantic summer with Harold while exploring Longwood’s vegetable garden.

Date Saturday, June 17 1:30–4:30 pm Fee $189 Where Acer Room Just in time for Father’s Day! Every gardener needs a quiet space to sit and enjoy the fruits of his/her labor. This is a unique opportunity to make your own special garden chair, just like the great garden chairs you may have tried at Chanticleer. Dan brings his plans and all materials, and helps you build a complete chair, ready to take home and enjoy. Made from 100% Red Cedar, weatherproof hardware and adhesive, this chair will last for years and quickly become your favorite resting spot. No carpentry skills are required; just a willingness to learn. Bring your own FULLY CHARGED cordless drill/ screwdriver if you have one.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours   Why Not with Adam Glas HT

Roses?

  Native Meadows from the Ground Up HT

with Tom Brightman and Mark Gormel Date Saturday, June 24 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, August 12 7:30 am–12:30 pm

Fee $49

Fee $69

Where Acer Room & Outdoors

Where Acer Room & Meadow Garden

Fall in love with America’s national flower once again. Many gardeners are intimidated by roses because of their reputation for being difficult to grow. Through breeding efforts, sustainable growing practices, and trials for pest and disease resistance, roses are ready for a renaissance. Discuss rose selections for lower maintenance, sustainable practices, and tips for maintaining your roses throughout the seasons. Head out into our rose garden for a demonstration of proper pruning and training techniques.

Meadows are a diverse component of our natural landscape, but their planting and management require some fundamental knowledge, thought, and planning. Come and view more closely our Meadow Garden and see the real diversity of both mature and recently renovated meadow spaces. Through a step-by-step look at two specific projects, this lecture and extended walk covers the why, how, what, when, and where of what it takes to develop and manage an aesthetically rich, environmentally functional, thriving native plant community. Inclement Weather Date August 13 Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience with substantial unpaved trail walking.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours The Art of Seed Stewardship with Ken Greene

Date Saturday, August 26 9 am–12 pm Fee $49 Where Acer Room Seed Stories from Hudson Valley Seed Library Experience modern seed stories through the breathtaking contemporary artwork commissioned by the Hudson Valley Seed Library. For each seed story learn what makes the variety special and how to grow and save seeds from it in your home garden. Roll up your sleeves for a hands-on seed sharing activity and take home a mixture of seeds for your garden. OR spend the day... Date Saturday, August 26 1–4 pm Fee $49 Where Acer Room Seed Skills: Saving Seeds from Longwood There is an abundance of flower, herb, and vegetable crops that can be harvested and saved. Ken will share the stories behind great heirlooms like Stone Ridge Tomato or Ahi Lima Pepper and interpret some of the original works of art commissioned for the Hudson Valley Seed Library. Learn the techniques and tips necessary to save rare seeds. Collect, clean and process seeds from plants grown at Longwood to take home. To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Pierre’s Library

Moonlight Magic

with Longwood Library Staff

with Longwood Staff

Dates Tuesdays, September 5, October 3, November 7 7–8:30 pm 3 sessions Fee $49 Includes one print copy of each book Where Longwood Library Join Longwood Gardens Library staff for a fun and informal small group discussion of three books that were part of Pierre du Pont’s personal book collection. Upon registration, you will be sent one copy of each of the books. Please read the books prior to the corresponding evening and come ready to share your thoughts with others in the class. Library staff will lead the discussion and reveal a little bit about how the books might relate to what was happening in our Founder’s life when he acquired them. At the North Pole by Jules Verne (first published in 1864). This edge-of-your seat adventure novel chronicles an 1861 British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to find the North Pole. (September) Hooch! by Charles Francis Coe (first published in 1928). One cop stayed straight and one didn’t. Read their dramatic stories in this sensational novel of the rum racketeers. (October) The Story of Kennett by Bayard Taylor (first published in 1866). A fun novel of smalltown and country life in and around Kennett Square in the late 1700s. It is based on real people that the famous author knew from his life in Kennett, and features many local landmarks. (November)

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Date Tuesday, September 5 8–10 pm Fee $39 Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors The beauty of the night will be revealed in this private moonlit tour through Longwood Gardens. Savor this rare opportunity to see Longwood’s magic under the spell of a full moon. We have selected a route to showcase the garden and its nighttime mysteries, plus we’ll enjoy refreshments at a secluded spot. Discover the beauty of the night! You should be comfortable walking at a brisk pace guided only by a flashlight.

Inclement Weather Date September 7


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

Aquatic Immersion

with Kelly Billing, Joe Carlisle, Tim Jennings, Jason Turpin, and Jim White

11:15 am–12:30 pm

Tour of the Waterlily Display Experts will be in the pools, sharing information on culture and care of aquatic plants. 12:30-1:15 pm

Date Friday, September 8 9 am–4 pm Fee $99 Includes lunch Where Terra Cotta Room Whether you’re a water gardening enthusiast or just interested in learning more about waterlilies, lotus, and rushes, this class is for you. With world-renowned experts and authors, this full-day immersion will cover a variety of topics from exciting new plants for your garden to an exploration of the insects, fish, and frogs that call your pond home. Bring home your very own water chestnut plant that was grown here at Longwood Gardens. 9:30–10:15 am

Aquatic Plants 101

Lunch 1:15–2:15 pm

Aquatic Plants with a Positive Attitude! Some plants grow easily and cooperate nicely with other plants and the surrounding area. They are polite and well-mannered, as long as they are provided the proper environment. Getting to know them is the key to their success and yours! 2:15–3 pm

Attracting Aquatic Creatures Many animals including aquatic insects and other invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals are attracted to aquatic areas in the garden. We will discuss ways to attract these amazing creatures and how best to enjoy them. 3–3:15 pm

Break

Humans have always been drawn to the water. Explore the expanding diversity of plants that thrive in water gardens from Longwood’s Aquatic plant expert and the curator of the waterlily collection.

Divide Water Chestnuts and other aquatic plants and take home one for your pond.

10:15–11 am

4–4:30 pm

Water Garden Construction

3:15–4 pm

Hands-on Activity

Questions and Answers

Thinking about adding a water feature to your landscape? This photo-intensive lecture will touch on excavation, drainage, material selection, installation requirements, and more. 11–11:15 am

Break (coffee and snack)

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours An Autumn Garden Tour with David Culp

From Nuisance to Resource: Hügelkultur! with Melissa Miles

Date Friday, October 6 9 am–3:30 pm

Date Saturday, October 14 9 am–12 pm

Fee $89 Includes boxed lunch

Fee $29

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot As the first frost approaches, the landscape ignites with the amber hues and golden tones of autumn. Explore the beauty of fall on this garden tour with David Culp, author of The Layered Garden. Experience differences in the design, approach, and plant combinations used to celebrate this season. Our day includes three unique local gardens, each with its own approach to autumn. From interesting meadow plants, to underutilized shrubs and trees, to late season bloomers, you’ll get great ideas for extending the season in your own landscape. This is a rain or shine outdoor experience. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You may be walking on uneven paths. Trip leaves promptly.

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Where Betula Room Hügelkultur, German for “mound culture” in its most basic form, is a technique whereby woody debris (fallen branches, twigs and/ or logs) are used as a resource to create productive, low-maintenance garden beds. Benefits of this low-cost, “lazy” gardening technique include improved soil fertility, soil moisture retention, and microclimate creation (including the potential for extending the growing season). Learn the theory behind this practical technique and leave this session with the know-how to create your own Hügel beds!


Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours The Gardener and the Chef: Garlic with Executive Chef Will Brown and Matthew Ross

  Identifying Invasives with Colin McCallum-Cook and Erik Stefferud HT

Date Friday, October 20 8:30–11:30 am

Date Sunday, November 5 9 am–12 pm

Fee $59

Fee $49

Where: Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room & Meadow Garden

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

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Quilled Snowflake Ornaments with Leona Swiacki

Date Wednesday, November 29 1–3 pm Fee $29 Where Acer Room Learn how to make hand-crafted quilled snowflakes using simple materials. These delicate beauties will accent your holiday dÊcor and cheer your home into the winter months. The ancient art of quilling was used to decorate book covers and religious items. Paper strips were rolled to create quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. Today, quilling is seeing a resurgence in popularity on every continent and in every walk of life. You will take home several ornaments and the techniques to make more.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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New precast stone pieces located throughout the garden. Items are sitting atop an unrestored stone pier that was salvaged from the Rectangular Basin of the Main Fountain Garden.


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

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

Dates Mondays, January 9–February 13 12:30–3 pm 6 sessions Fee $99 Where Acer Room OR

Dates Mondays, February 27–April 24 12:30–3 pm 9 sessions Fee $149 Where Acer Room OR

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

Inclement Weather Dates February 20 May 1


Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Introduction to Botanical Illustration with Carol Gangemi Dates Mondays, February 27–April 24 9–11:30 am 9 sessions

The primary medium you will be working in is watercolor with frequent demonstrations to clarify the painting process.

Fee $149

Inclement Weather Date May 1

Where Acer Room

A supply list will be included with your confirmation email.

No Class September 4

OR

Dates Mondays, August 7–September 18 9 am–12 pm 6 sessions Fee $99 Where Acer Room OR

Dates Mondays, September 25–November 20 9–11:30 am 9 sessions Fee $149 Where Acer Room This course is for beginners and all who are interested in mastering the art of plant illustration and want to capture the abundant variety of shapes and forms that plants and flowers provide. Taught with patience and humor in a relaxed atmosphere, you will be encouraged to work at your own pace and develop your own style.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Botanical Illustration Evenings with Donni LaBrake

Dates Mondays, February 27–April 24 6–8:30 PM 9 sessions

The primary medium you will be working in is watercolor with frequent demonstrations to clarify the painting process.

Fee $149

Inclement Weather Date May 1

Where Acer Room OR

Dates Mondays August 7–September 18 6–9 pm 6 sessions Fee $99 Where Acer Room OR

Dates Mondays, September 25–November 20 6–8:30 pm 9 sessions Fee $149 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 will receive instruction in color mixing and watercolor techniques. More advanced students will be able to work at their own pace, receiving instruction in composition, color, and steps to achieving a finished botanical painting.

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A supply list will be included with your confirmation email.

No Class September 4


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

Photographing Orchids with Joshua Taylor, Jr.

with Eileen Rosen Dates Sundays, March 5–April 9 1–4 pm 6 sessions

Date Friday, March 10 7 am–1 pm

Fee $139

Fee $149 Continental breakfast included

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room

OR

Dates Sundays, October 8–November 12 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $129 Where Acer Room Colored pencils are a versatile medium used to interpret flowers and plants with rich, glowing, and realistic results. Learn how to build up layers of color, burnish, and use the least obvious colors to get the elusive subtleties of nature. Initially work from simple forms of fruits and vegetables, and progress to more complex plants and flowers, learning to emphasize accurate drawing and form. No previous art experience is needed.

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

Inclement Weather Date March 17

A supply list will be included with your confirmation email.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Photography Techniques: Painting Orchids with Light

The Way Orchids Work with Greg Griffis and Donni LaBrake

with Andy Bale Date Saturday, March 11 9 am–4:30 pm

Date Thursday, March 23 9 am–12 pm

Fee $199 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $49 Includes a copy of The Way Things Work Now

Where Betula Room

Where Acer 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 you will learn how to light an orchid from Longwood’s collection using these simple yet effective tools. The magic happens when you learn how to layer your exposures in Adobe Photoshop to create a stunning and dramatic image. Inclement Weather Date March 12 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 will take place in a low-light environment.

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Learn how orchids work and about their specialized adaptations from Longwood’s orchid grower. From fused petals to roots that can photosynthesize their own food supply, orchids are one of the most fascinating plant families in the world. Then, Donni will guide you through a sketching exercise and provide a printed illustration of the orchid’s anatomy for you to “paint along” with her to complete. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Bring your own watercolor supplies or use ours. See Community Read related events on page 47.


Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography A Naturalist’s Notebook with Rosemary Connelly

A Beginners Approach to Spring Photography with Bob Lyons

Date Friday, April 7 10 am–4:30 pm

Date Saturday, May 6 1–6 pm

Fee $119 Includes journal, all supplies, and Dining Dollars toward lunch

Fee $99

Where Catalpa Room & Outdoors Observe the bursts of color from Tête-àTête daffodils, early ephemerals, and other harbingers of spring in Longwood’s Conifer Knoll area, as you capture not only what you see but also how you feel as you draw, paint, and write in a blank journal. Learn how to use drawing, watercolor paints, and your own words in a way that is accessible, stress-free, and inspiring. Rosemary provides a relaxed, encouraging, and quiet environment, which allows you to focus on what you want to convey. Using techniques from the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain you will learn how to slow down, focus on your subject matter, shut down the judgmental side of your brain, and let your creative side shine through. Group demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and sharing will be part of this experience. Discover the joys of creating a watercolor journal as a memento of your travels–around the world or around the garden! Dress for an indoor/outdoor experience.

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

Inclement Weather Date May 7

Inclement Weather date Sunday, April 9

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Nooks & Crannies: Shooting the “Stars” of Longwood with Dick Greenwood and Nancy Kane

Digital Garden Photography Basic I ONLINE with Jon Cox

Date Sunday, May 21 9 am–12 pm

Date Opens Thursday, June 1 5-week online course

Fee $99

Fee $179

Where Production Greenhouses

Where Fully online

OR

Date Sunday, May 21 1–4 pm Fee $99 Where Production Greenhouses Never worked with studio lights before? Never had a peek behind the scenes of a major plant production facility? Well, here’s your chance to add a new skill set to your repertoire. Join us for a unique experience that will take you on a tour backstage at Longwood. Beginning with a brief tour of the greenhouses where plants are brought to their full glory, the class will end with a photo shoot that will include both studio setups and natural light encounters using plant materials that are waiting in the wings, ready for their début. Bring your own digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, charged batteries, and a tripod.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Make your garden images stand out by learning basic digital photographic techniques in clear, easily applied terms. This five-week, interactive, online course engages students with hands-on projects and rich open discussions in a fully online environment. Complete weekly assignments in garden photography by shooting anywhere in the world. Assignments guide you from basic composition to editing techniques. Benefit from sharing and critiquing one another’s work on a weekly basis in discussion boards and review from the instructor. Beginning basic equipment selections and camera care, manual settings on a digital camera (ISO, shutter speed, and f/ stop) will start the class. Class materials and assignments will be devoted to seeing and composing through the lens (zooming, focus), exposure and metering, direction and quality of light. The final assignments will challenge you to use color to capture a mood. This class also covers basic editing techniques (level, color correction, black and white, and file sizes). There are no prerequisites for this course, and it will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for one month after the course closes.

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

Photographing Fantastic Foliage

with Eileen Rosen

with Stephen Talabac

Dates Saturdays, September 9–October 21 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $139 Where Acer Room Dispel the mystique of watercolor. Start by painting simple fruits and vegetables and progress to the beauty and variety of plants and flowers. In the first two sessions, learn a color mixing system that uses only six colors and create a color journal. Eileen will demonstrate specific painting techniques with ample time for you to practice and improve your skills. Cap your autumn weekends with relaxing afternoons at Longwood. Appropriate for all levels of experience. A supply list will be included with your confirmation email.

No Class September 30

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Date Saturday, September 9 8–11 am Fee $89 Where Catalpa Room Explore the often under-appreciated world of foliage! From unfurling fronds of ferns to the dynamic coloration of variegated plants, this course will focus on plants that are not in bloom. Join Stephen as you enhance your ability to find interest in the natural pattern of overlapping leaves, buds, and stems as well as the patterns, forms, and textures of plants. Allow your creativity to expand and challenge yourself to look beyond the blooms. Bring your own digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses and manual, charged batteries, and a tripod.


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

View from the Meadow

with Jon Cox

with Eileen Rosen

Date Friday, September 15 7 am–3 pm

Date Monday, October 2 9 am–12 pm

Fee $189 Includes Dining Dollars card towards lunch

Fee $39

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

Where Catalpa Room & Meadow Garden Pavilion Using vibrant oil pastels, capture the beauty and serenity of Longwood’s magnificent Meadow Garden. Eileen will demonstrate a step-by-step process of seeing and drawing the larger, simpler shapes, blocking areas of color, and establishing dark and light values. Spend the day enjoying and painting our Meadow Garden in its autumn splendor. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Students may want to bring a hat, water, and camera.

Inclement Weather Date October 9

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.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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

Chrysanthemums Close-up

with Dick Greenwood

with Joshua Taylor, Jr.

Dates Thursdays, October 5–26 6–9 pm 4 sessions

Date Friday, October 13 7 am–1 pm

Fee $249

Fee $149 Continental breakfast included

Where Catalpa Room

Where Catalpa Room

As a serious photographer, do you dream of an opportunity to shoot at Longwood without the overlay of activity that is everpresent during normal garden hours? This is that opportunity! In four, three-hour sessions, you will be given a series of challenging but fun assignments and the freedom to move through selected areas of the Gardens to complete them. Class time is devoted to photography, so we will use online support for lively discussions and critiques. Participation in the online discussions is expected of all participants. This class is open to all who own a digital capable of accepting multiple lenses, charged batteries, and a tripod. Basic instruction in the fundamentals of photography will be provided online for those who are new photographers or interested in a camera basics refresher.

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

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The vibrant, colorful chrysanthemums of Longwood’s Chrysanthemum Festival are the inspiration for close-up photography. The goal of the workshop is to capture images that are Artistic, Bold, and Close-up (ABC’s). Explore the use of telephoto and macro lenses, extension tubes, closeup filters, flash and focus stacking. The workshop includes a classroom session, an illustrated handout, and shooting sessions with the instructor. Also, the workshop will introduce and cover basic Lightroom, Photoshop/Photoshop Elements techniques for close-up image enhancement using participants’ images for demonstrations. Capture the intimate beauty of chrysanthemums while exploring colors, shapes, and patterns as elements of composition. Participants must bring their own digital camera, lenses, charged batteries, and tripod. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Some activities are not applicable to point-andshoot cameras. A tripod is highly recommended for close-up/macro photography.


Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Making a Memoir

Photo Op!

with Beth Kephart

with Jon Cox, Dick Greenwood, Bob Lyons, & Josh Taylor, Jr.

Date Sunday, October 15 9 am–4 pm

Date Friday, October 20 6:30–11 am

Fee $179 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Fee $129

Where Catalpa Room & Meadow Garden Through a combination of readings, guided exercises and critiques, acquire a firm understanding of what memoir is (and what it isn’t) and work toward the development of meaningful themes and sustaining scenes. We will generate and refine new pages, and craft a prologue. This workshop will provide opportunities for you to grow as both a writer and a person. It will also provide a respite—a chance to step away from the ordinary world and settle into the rhythms of the Garden. Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience with substantial unpaved walking trails. Following the workshop, you’ll receive a beautifully designed book featuring images and words from the group to commemorate our time together.

Where Visitor Center Auditorium, Conservatory, & Outside Spend a morning photographing and learning alongside four different photography instructors, as you capture the beauty and enjoy the early hour serenity of Longwood. A short introduction in the Visitor Center Auditorium will start things off. Then everyone will head to one of four different locations, rotating to each for an hour. You will have the opportunity to hone a different photographic skill at each location under the guidance of our talented photography instructors. After returning home, share your favorite shots through an online platform, where our instructors will provide valuable critique. This is a unique and exciting photo op that you won’t want to miss! Bring your own digital camera capable of accepting multiple lenses, charged batteries, and a tripod. Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience.

Inclement Weather Date October 27

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Autumn Photography at Abbondi with Jon Cox

Visions of Sugar Plums: Photographing A Longwood Christmas with Dick Greenwood

Date Sunday, November 5 7 am–12 pm

Date Tuesday, November 28 10 pm–1 am

Fee $149 Continental breakfast included

Fee $149

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

Date Sunday, November 5 1–6 pm Fee $149 Continental breakfast included Where APGA House (located at the entrance to Abbondi) Take advantage of this rare opportunity to photograph and hike through the naturalized Abbondi property that is normally inaccessible to the public. Conservatory Road separates Abbondi from the public areas of Longwood Gardens. You’ll find beautiful mature trees, ponds with wildlife, and meadows. We will begin the day at the APGA House (located at the entrance to Abbondi) with an introduction to the unique landscape and autumn photography. Bring a backpack-style camera bag, tripod, and lenses, ranging from wide angle to 200mm, a circular polarizing filter, sunscreen, and a cell phone. Dress in layers for an indoor/outdoor learning experience and wear waterproof/water-resistant boots for walking on unpaved trails.

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Date Tuesday, December 5 10 pm–1 am Fee $149 Where Catalpa Room & Conservatory It’s every photographer’s dream to be alone in Longwood’s Conservatory at Christmas time to shoot without the overlay of constant activity and bustle. Here’s your chance! After the Gardens close for the evening, you’ll start with a brief discussion of night and low-light photography, then enjoy the opportunity to compose and shoot at your leisure. Capture the beauty of Longwood’s famed Conservatory Display like never before! 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.


New hand-carved Italian limestone bouquets for the Upper Canal South Pool. The bouquet on the bottom left consists of roses and leaves. The bouquet on the top right includes rockroses, tulips, and leaves.


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

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key CC

  Core Courses

EC

  Elective Courses

Certificate of Merit Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates! If you have completed the requirements for one of our Certificates of Merit, join us for a celebration on Thursday, November 14, 2017. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: longwoodgarden.org/enroll or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

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Certificate of Merit in Floral Design Certificate of Merit Requirements Core Courses

Electives Minimum of seven credits

Floral Design Certificate exam

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


Floral Design

Floral Fun Classes Need a quick arrangement or hostess gift for the weekend? Try our Floral Fun classes. They’re quick, fun, and designed for everyone, regardless of experience. Each month, participants create a themed design, perfect for weekend entertaining, to give as a gift, or just to enjoy at home.

April: Tulips with Andrea Varner Friday, April 28 6:30–8:30 pm

May: Peonies with Shannon Toal Tuesday, May 23 6:30–8:30 pm

They are inexpensive, lots of fun, and a perfect outing to share with a friend! These classes are for fun and do not meet the floral design elective requirements. We schedule each class for two hours, but some will finish more quickly; it just depends how much fun you are having!

June: Roses

The Floral Fun series will focus on seasonal flowers that you may have growing in your garden or are readily available from local sources. We’ll provide containers, flowers and foliage, and you’ll take home a beautiful arrangement and the knowledge to make other designs from your garden.

with Ginny Levy Friday, July 14 10 am–12 pm

Fee $49 Where Acer Room

January: Evergreens with Cres Motzi Thursday, January 26 6:30–8:30 pm Bring clippers and gardening gloves.

February: Orchids with Renee Tucci Thursday, February 16 6:30–8:30 pm

March: Spring Ephemerals with Jeff Miklos Thursday, March 16 6:30–8:30 pm 84 Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens / 2017

with Chris Scott Thursday, June 15 6:30–8:30 pm

July: Hydrangeas

August: Aquatic Plants with Chad Wlazelek Friday, August 18 6:30–8:30 pm

September: Dahlias with Mark Mosinski Friday, September 8 6:30–8:30 pm

October: Mums with Jim Sutton Tuesday, October 10 6:30–8:30 pm

November: Asters with Melissa Palmer Friday, November 3 1–3 pm

December: Poinsettias with Roseann Christian Friday, December 15 1–3 pm


Floral Design

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Floral Design   Comprehensive Wedding Design 3 credits with Nancy Gingrich Shenk EC

Dates Saturday, January 21 Sunday, January 22 Saturday, January 28 Sunday, January 29 9 am–4 pm 4 sessions Fee $499 Includes Dining Dollars card towards lunch each day Where Acer Room

Wedding planning requires a floral designer to utilize a wide range of skills and techniques. This course provides you with the basic skills you need to design, prepare, and arrange the flowers for a full-scale wedding and reception. Topics include basic corsages, boutonnières, flower-girl headpieces and bouquets; simple bridal bouquets, church aisle decorations, and reception cake decorations. There will be extensive demonstrations and hands-on projects. Discussions include how to find one’s niche in the wedding market, how to order flowers and supplies, how to describe floral concepts to clients, and how to price arrangements and services. Inclement Weather Date Tuesday, January 31

  Basic Floral Design I with Jane Godshalk or Cres Motzi CC

with Jane Godshalk Dates Tuesdays, February 21–April 4 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $339 Where Acer Room OR

with Cres Motzi Dates Saturdays, March 25–April 8 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $339 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch each day Where Acer Room OR

with Jane Godshalk Dates Fridays, September 8–22 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $339 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch each day Where Acer Room

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Floral Design   Corsages with Tim Farrell EC

Whether you are beginning your journey toward a Certificate of Merit in Floral Design or just want to learn techniques for arranging flowers from the garden or shop, this class will provide the foundation for building basic floral design skills. Learn the fundamentals of floral design, how to condition flowers, use floral foam, tape, wire, and sustainable design strategies. Create beautiful arrangements for your home in many styles including: a decorative round, garden style, a parallel design, garland style, and designs in glass. Inclement Weather Date April 11 No Class March 21

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

and Boutonnières

Date Wednesday, February 22 1–4 pm Fee $109 Where Acer Room New products and techniques for creating gorgeous corsages and boutonnières have revolutionized the way designers create weddings and prom favorites. Every florist needs employees who have mastered these skills. Compare and contrast the tried-andtrue methods of wiring and taping with the new use of glues and adhesives that don’t damage delicate flowers. These mechanics aren’t apparent looking at a picture. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to practice them under Tim’s guidance.

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Floral Design   Principles of Color 2 credits with Nancy Gingrich Shenk EC

Dates Saturday, February 25; Sunday, February 26 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions Fee $319 Includes Dining Dollars card towards lunch Where Acer Room OR

Dates Saturday, August 19; Sunday, August 20 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions Fee $319 Includes Dining Dollars card towards lunch Where Acer Room Never look at color the same way again! Color is a central part of any floral design. The difference between an average creation and one that “sings” is often found in color. Explore its role using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds in this twoday workshop. Properties, psychological effects, and harmonies of color will be discussed with students creating beautiful designs in prescribed hues and harmonies. Inclement Weather Date March 4

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  Hellebores: Head Start on Spring EC

with Cres Motzi Date Thursday, March 2 1–4 pm Fee $119 Where Acer Room Join Cres to shake off winter and get an early taste of spring by creating a lush design for your home. Hellebores or Lentenroses are well-loved garden plants, and are becoming more popular as a cut flower. We will learn proper conditioning techniques and use these amazing beauties with other spring blooms in a stunning design with a European twist. Bring home your first taste of spring! Bring floral clippers.


Floral Design   On the Horizon with Theresa Clower EC

  Attainable Armatures with Jane Godshalk EC

Date Saturday, March 18 9 am–12 pm

Date Sunday, March 26 1–4 pm

Fee $109

Fee $119

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Stretch your imagination out! Horizontal line can be dramatic and powerful, and an important piece to any designer’s repertoire. Explore the strength of horizontal movement while you broaden your knowledge of plant materials that provide stretch to you design! Includes container.

Man-made and natural materials may be used to create dynamic structures that showcase flowers in stunning floral designs. Learn tips and techniques to construct a variety of armature shapes and make your own structure. The beautiful flowers in your design may fade, but the armature will be used again and again. Includes container.

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Floral Design   Basic Floral Design with Nancy Gingrich Shenk CC

II

Floral Design Certificate of Merit Exam with Jane Godshalk

Dates Wednesdays, April 5–May 10 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $339 Where Acer Room OR

Dates Tuesdays, August 1–15 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $339 Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch each day Where Acer Room Add to the skills developed in Basic Floral Design I by creating arrangements that focus on harmony, proportion, scale, and rhythm. Topics include the Biedermeier style arrangement, formal linear, topiary techniques, hand-tied bouquets, and corsage making. Further studies in the care and handling of fresh flower and plant materials advance your floral design development. Stir your creative spirit and extend your skills with the use of cutting tools, a variety of containers, sustainable design strategies, and gorgeous floral material. Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring to subsequent sessions.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Date Saturday, May 6 9 am–12 pm Fee $99 Where Acer Room OR

Date Saturday, November 4 9 am–12 pm Fee $99 Where Acer Room Students who complete all of the requirements listed on page 82 are eligible to take the floral design Certificate of Merit exam. The exam includes a written test, identification of flowers, and floral designrelated materials. In addition, candidates are required to create a floral design in a designated advanced style. Upon receipt of registration, your eligibility will be verified. Study materials are available to qualified students via our online classroom about six weeks in advance. The candidate must earn a minimum of 70% on the written and practical exam to earn the Certificate of Merit in Floral Design. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials.

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Floral Design   Victorian Grace with Jane Godshalk EC

Date Friday, May 19 9 am–12 pm Fee $119 Where Acer Room Two-Tiered Design Bring back Downton Abbey with an elegant Victorian inspired two-tiered floral design. An elevated floating bouquet of flowers is anchored with a larger and more opulent design at the base. OR Spend the day... Date Friday, May 19 1–4 pm Fee $119 Where Acer Room ”V” is for Victory Master a new floral design shape using large and luxurious flowers and foliage. The V or Y shape design gives strength and authority to an arrangement and creates a voluptuous look that will impress any audience. It’s a new look with a classical feel. Includes container.

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  Introduction to Ikebana with Janet Solomon and Midori Tanimune CC

Dates Friday, June 2, 1–4 pm Saturday, June 3, 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions Fee $229 Includes Dining Dollars card towards lunch on Saturday Where Acer Room Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging flowers. Explore the Ikebana values of discipline, knowledge of rules and forms, and idealized approach to nature using fresh flowers and greenery. You will create distinctive, elegant designs that exude a sense of harmony, balance, and well-being while learning the history and fundamental approaches of Ikebana and its different schools of study. All containers and kenzans will be provided. Please bring floral scissors and a carton or box for transporting your arrangements.


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Floral Design CC

  Summer

Floral Immersion:

Basic I & II

  Cool and Contrasting with Phoebe Crary and Meghan Riley EC

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk and Cres Motzi Dates Thursday–Sunday, June 8–11 8 am–6 pm 4 day-long sessions Fee $699 Includes Dining Dollars card towards lunch each day 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. You will complete two certificate courses and gain the foundation for building basic floral design skills. Learn the fundamentals of floral design and create traditional-style arrangements as well as how to condition flowers and handle floral foam, tape, wire, and sustainable design strategies. Be prepared for long, fulfilling days building on “budding” skills, mastering Biedermeier style arranging, formal linear, topiary techniques, hand-tied bouquets, and corsage making. Containers and all floral material will be provided, comfortable shoes and clothing suggested.

Don’t miss the opportunity to study with FlowerSchool New York’s hottest designers. Owner and the creative force behind Brooklyn-based Opalia Flowers, Phoebe Crary, along with Opalia’s Events Manager Meghan Riley, will team up and share their signature style for two workshops, each designed around a striking color combination. Date Thursday, August 24 9 am–12 pm Fee $139 Where Acer Room Blues & Greens In the summer heat, explore the cool side of the color palette with seasonal flowers in blues and silvery greens. Create a lush, textured arrangement using these lovely hues of color. OR Spend the day… Date Thursday, August 24 1–4 pm Fee $139 Where Acer Room Burgundy & Lime This arrangement will offer a study in contrasts—the darkest flowers of the season in varying shades of burgundies play against the bright, bold, lime citrus tones of seasonal accents.

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Floral Design   A Fruitful Design with Theresa Clower EC

Date Friday, August 25 9 am–12 pm Fee $109 Where Acer Room Some of the most beautiful and interesting design material can be found right in your grocery store! This class will explore the many different shapes and sizes of fruits and vegetables and then challenge you to use minimal flowers and focus, instead, on creating an interesting arrangement with produce. This class is intended to expand your way of looking at available material.

  Advanced Floral with Jane Godshalk CC

Design I

Dates Sundays, September 10–24 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $369 Includes Dining Dollars card towards 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 use of chicken wire as you work with a wide range of flowers and foliage. Our hands-on instructor will demonstrate the elements and principles of design while you work with increasingly challenging concepts and a broad variety of techniques and materials to create exceptional designs. Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring to subsequent sessions.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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International Designer: Tomas de Bruyne CC   Cultivating Beauty in Dynamic Design

with Tomas de Bruyne Date Tuesday, September 12 4–6 pm Fee $65 Preferred seating $45 Open seating Where Ballroom Don’t miss the opportunity to see European Master Designer Tomas de Bruyne as he showcases his unique style in an extraordinary performance in the Longwood Ballroom. As the author of 15 publications, an internationally award-winning designer, and an educator that has presented in more than 30 countries, he is a must see for any floral designer. With an exquisite and bold design portfolio, Tomas emphasizes the use of key design elements to construct beauty. Through a series of floral masterpieces Tomas will share his gift of deciphering and cultivating beauty in design through an exploration of the key design principles. With an abundance of blooms and striking use of foliage, Tomas will present a lively demonstration on stage. The evening includes a complimentary wine and cheese reception, book signing, and a silent auction for a chance to bid on Tomas’s designs. This event counts as the Floral Design Lecture credit towards the Floral Design Certificate.

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  Master Workshop: Tension in Design EC

with Tomas de Bruyne Date Wednesday, September 13 9 am–4 pm Fee $379 Includes Dining Dollars card towards lunch Where Acer Room What is tension and how do artists use it to seduce? To understand tension in design, Tomas will discuss the properties of color, mechanics, combinations, form, and shapes. Using foliage and flowers, he will provide an example for you to interpret and recreate on your own. Unlock your inner artist and create a technically exciting design using a myriad of vegetative and blooming materials. This workshop is for more experienced floral designers.


Floral Design   Latest European with Tomas de Bruyne EC

Trends

  Autumnal Beauty with Tomas de Bruyne EC

Date Thursday, September 14 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, September 14 1–4 pm

Fee $189

Fee $189

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Learn about the essence of beauty in the latest European design with Tomas as he explains the components that can be implemented to create exquisite designs. He will lecture on techniques and lead a demonstration in an exclusive setting. Following the demonstration you will let your imagine soar as he encourages you to expand your toolbox with the latest hottest tips and techniques from Europe.

Using berries, seeds, grasses, and plant materials indicative of the autumnal season, Tomas will teach you to construct a centerpiece with the elegance and grace in European design. With implied lines and the colors of autumn, you’ll design an arrangement that emphasizes natural flower support. Let the ambers and warm hues and exciting textures blend to create an exquisite design. Open to all levels of experience.

Open to all levels of experience.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Floral Design   Grand Design with Cres Motzi EC

Date Saturday, September 23 9 am–1 pm Fee $129 Where Acer Room Large-scale designs are lush, voluminous, and opulent. They make a visual statement. These designs elicit a “wow” response because of their size and abundance. Dive into the mechanics and techniques that will enable you to design large-scale arrangements that are beautiful and relatively easy to make. Learn about plant materials that are better suited for this type of design and also discover ways to extend the budget. Bring clippers and floral scissors. Includes container.

  Advanced Floral Design with Nancy Gingrich Shenk CC

II

Dates Wednesdays, September 27– November 1 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $369 Where Acer Room Create your own design signature with advanced techniques in this exciting capstone course. Using a variety of exceptional flowers and greens each week, you will learn innovative techniques such as a mille de fleur design (bouquet of a thousand flowers), designing without oasis, floral sculptures using fruits and vegetables, and an exploration of emotions through the use of four spheres of design. You will leave with sensational designs and pride in your floral accomplishments. Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring for subsequent sessions.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Floral Design   Versatile Bamboo with Midori Tanimune EC

  Autumnal with Cres Motzi EC

Wreath

Date Wednesday, October 4 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, October 7 9 am–12 pm

Fee $79

Fee $99

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

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

Learning the techniques to create a full and balanced wreath is a skill that floral designers need to know. Celebrate the change in season with an eye-catching autumnal wreath using seasonal grasses, pods, berries, and flowers. A rich mix of fall colors and textures makes a welcoming statement for your door. Bring clippers and wire cutter.

Includes container.

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Floral Design   Let’s Talk with Cres Motzi EC

Turkey!

  Holiday Fun with Theresa Clower EC

Date Sunday, November 19 1–4 pm

Date Saturday, December 2 9 am–12 pm

Fee $109

Fee $109

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a dramatic centerpiece using richly textured berries, nuts, and flowers. Learn techniques for securing these unusually shaped elements in the design. Table size, correct proportion, and harmonious color combinations will be discussed. With elegant fresh flowers and seasonal foliage complimented with rich accents, your turkey day table will be the talk of the town.

Imagine combining a beautiful seasonal wreath with the traditional look of a topiary. Join us as we do just that! This unique holiday decoration will be fun to make and will provide you with a lasting piece that could be repurposed and decorated as the seasons change.

Bring floral clippers.

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Floral Design   Traditional Holiday with Theresa Clower EC

Wreaths

  Dazzling Holiday with Jane Godshalk EC

Date Saturday, December 2 2–5 pm

Date Saturday, December 9 9 am–12 pm

Fee $109

Fee $119

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Design

OR

Holiday decorating does not seem complete until the wreath is hung on the door! Join the fun and merriment as we gather to create a lush, traditional, evergreen wreath using a variety of fresh greens, pinecones, nuts, and some surprise items as well. This is a great class to share with friends to get into the holiday spirit!

Date Saturday, December 9 2–5 pm Fee $119 Where Acer Room Light up your table with golden tones, greens, berries, and beautiful flowers to compliment any holiday décor. The greens will last and last and the flowers can be refreshed to provide holiday cheer for several weeks. Dazzle your friends and family throughout the holiday season. Container included.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Fully Online

Fully Online Classes

Dig In! Vegetable Gardening for Beginners with Elizabeth Alakszay Date Opens Monday, February 6 6-week online course

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

Fee $99 Where Fully online Get ready, get set for the upcoming growing season! Learn the process of preparing and creating a vegetable garden in the comfort of your own home. This 6-week interactive online course has hands-on projects and rich, open discussions in a fully online environment. Work at your own pace with weekly modules on site selection, soil basics, plant nutrients, watering strategies, selecting crops, pest management and weed control, and ornamental companions. By understanding a few basic principles, your garden will become a better growing environment with healthier, more productive plants. Don’t wait…get a jumpstart this year and be ready to grow healthy vegetables in your own garden. There are no prerequisites for this course, and it will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for one month after the course closes.

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Fully Online Digital Garden Photography Basic I with Jon Cox Date Opens Thursday, June 1 5-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully online Make your garden images stand out by learning basic digital photographic techniques in clear, easily applied terms. This five-week interactive online course engages students with hands-on projects and rich open discussions in a fully online environment. Complete weekly assignments in garden photography by shooting anywhere in the world. Assignments guide you from basic composition to editing techniques. Benefit from sharing and critiquing one another’s work on a weekly basis in discussion boards and review from the instructor. Beginning basic equipment selections and camera care, manual settings on a digital camera (ISO, shutter speed, and f/ stop) will start the class. Class materials and assignments will be devoted to seeing and composing through the lens (zooming, focus), exposure and metering, direction and quality of light. The final assignments will challenge you to use color to capture a mood. This class also covers basic editing techniques (level, color correction, black and white, and file sizes). There are no prerequisites for this course, and it will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for one month after the course closes.

To register: longwoodgardens.org/enroll

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Fully Online

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

Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants

Annuals, Perennials, and Vines with Liz Riley Date Opens, Monday, July 10 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully online This collection of plants will add a burst of color to your landscape with exciting textures and blooms. Learn to recognize and use these garden favorites to accentuate your landscape.

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

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers with Liz Riley Date Opens, Monday, September 11 6-week online course Fee $179 Where Fully Online Explore the world of traditional woody plants including flowering trees, shrubs, and conifers. Learn cultural information about these structural plantings and their use in the landscape.

Each course includes 4-month access to the living collection at Longwood Gardens. Bring proof of course registration for admission and get the opportunity to view these plants in our seasonal displays and permanent collection. These courses will remain open for you to review (un-facilitated) for six months after the course closes. These courses can be used toward Longwood’s Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture and count as a 3-week elective. Please be aware that plants taught in these online courses are the more common varieties and may have been presented in previous on-site courses within the Ornamental Horticulture Certificate of Merit Program. 106 Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens / 2017


General Information, Class Index, and Registration Sign Up Early! Some classes fill quickly. World-class instruction is our goal, so additional students are not added to courses that have sold out. Questions, Comments and Concerns Please send your feedback about the Continuing Education Program to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. We welcome your input. Instructor Bios Available on our website. Photography Usage Any photographs taken in our photography classes cannot be used for commercial uses. Miscellaneous Information Please dress according to the weather for all outdoor sessions. No inclement weather dates are planned unless noted. Classroom doors open one-half hour before starting time for paid class registrants only (no children or guests). Please be aware that certain classes may be photographed, recorded, and/or videotaped. By registering for the course, you are granting your permission to be included in these photos, recordings, and/or videos. After You Register You will receive an acknowledgment email confirming your registration. This email is your admission into the course. Please bring it with you to each session. It also serves as your admission to the Gardens for the duration of any Certificate of Merit course. Garden admission for all other courses is for that day only.

Weather Cancellations For the latest information on class cancellations caused by inclement weather, visit longwoodgardens.org/enroll or call the Continuing Education Office, 610.388.5454. We will send a notification email when possible for weather related changes. Special Needs We will make every effort to assist individuals with special needs. Please contact us at least one week before the start of a class if you have special needs. We will make every effort to accommodate students with documented learning disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations for equal opportunity for success. If Your Class Includes a Dining Dollars Card Our Dining Dollars card covers the cost of a “value meal” at the Terrace Restaurant. If you prefer a different meal, it may not fully cover it, or you may keep the card with a credit for a future meal. Continuing Education Credits Professional CEUs for ASHS, APLD, ASLA, ISA, State Landscape Architects, NovaAOLCP, PA Master Naturalist, and State Pesticide Applicators may be available for some courses. Please check the organization’s website for approved courses. Longwood Gift Cards Gift cards may be used for Continuing Education classes and may be purchased by calling 610.388.1000.

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Experience Our Seasons in 2017 Orchid Extravaganza January 21–March 31 Escape the winter doldrums and relish the colorful beauty of Orchid Extravaganza. Thousands of blooming orchids fill our warm Conservatory, arching over walkways, overflowing from baskets, and forming elaborate arrangements and artful displays.

Spring Blooms April 1–May 26 The landscape bursts with color as vibrant tulips, daffodils, wisteria, and flowering trees herald spring’s arrival. Explore our inspiring beauty as you bask in the emerging warmth of spring.

Summer of Spectacle Summer 2017 The Main Fountain Garden returns with a celebratory season of spectacle and splendor! Fountains dance higher, glow brighter, and feature more amazing effects than ever before. Don’t miss the return of our popular Fireworks & Fountains, featuring six new shows to enjoy.

Chrysanthemum Festival October 7–November 19 Chrysanthemum Festival is one of the largest and oldest chrysanthemum displays in North America. More than 17,000 chrysanthemums are nurtured and trained, some for more than a year, by our expert horticulturists to resemble balls, spirals, shields, pagodas and more.

A Longwood Christmas November 23, 2017–January 7, 2018 A half-million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, and magnificently decorated trees herald the arrival of A Longwood Christmas. Festive performances share the sounds of the season and illuminated fountains dance to music.

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