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The Groundskeeping staff are responsible for mowing, seeding, sodding and fertilizing, as well as leaf clean-up and snow removal. The crew maintains 70 acres of turfgrass in the public portion of the Gardens, and another 30 acres in the perimeter lands.
The soil and compost crew provides soil, growing media, and mulch--and hauls organic debris to process it into usable products. Staff members maintain approximately nine acres of topsoil fields that allow Longwood to use its own topsoil in all of its displays. The soil pasteurization process prepares the soil for use in the Gardens. On average, the team handles 8,000 yards of compost and soil per year.
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A team of Longwood Volunteers gathers horticultural highlights from the Outdoor Gardens and Conservatory. Download a pdf of their top picks for the week, including photos and locations.
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Journey to the wild, remote flood plains of South America and to the great gardens of Europe and North America to discover Victoria, the waterlily queen.
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Stand before towering fountains, wander shady groves, see fireworks light up the night sky, and enjoy concerts in the most beautiful outdoor settings.
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