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Students work on seasonally changing displays which include annuals, perennials, tropical plants, and bulbs. Students may work with palms, aquatics, orchids, bananas, roses, ferns, succulents, bonsai, espaliered fruit, and Mediterranean flora. Duties may include weeding, grooming, planting, and watering plant displays.
Students maintain woody and herbaceous plants in several sections of the Gardens. Duties include planting, weeding, mulching, watering, pruning, staking, and fertilizing. Interns may work with trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs, bulbs, groundcovers, roses, vegetables, and fruits in some of Longwood’s most intensively cultivated areas.
Students gain greenhouse experience in propagation, pruning, and general care of ornamental plants for use in the Conservatory displays. Assignments include potting and transplanting seedlings, cuttings, bulbs, and mature plants as well as pinching, tying, and changing plantings in the Conservatory displays.
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Longwood offers hundreds of lectures, courses and workshops each year that allow you to learn directly from our gardeners and horticulturists in our unique garden environment.
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Longwood offers a variety of online and onsite professional development workshops and courses for teachers that connect the classroom curriculum to the Gardens.
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Longwood's immersive, tuition-free, two-year program combines a rigorous academic curriculum with hands-on learning.
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