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While students are enrolled in the College Internship, International Program or Professional Gardener Training Program they are able to live rent-free (a taxable benefit) on Red Lion Row (within the grounds of Longwood Gardens). Each house has three or four bedrooms and comes fully furnished. At any given time, there are between 20-40 students living on "The Row."
Red Lion Row was originally built around the turn of the century by Pierre S. du Pont to house his employees and their families. The Row is within easy walking distance of Longwood Gardens.
Directly south of the student houses is the student garden space. Professional Gardeners are required to keep a garden as part of their class work. Interns and Internationals may also have a garden space if they wish. Students are responsible for the up-keep of their garden and must return the plot to its original condition before leaving. Communal tools are available as well as mulch, potting soil and leaf mold. A greenhouse and head house are provided for the Professional Gardeners' class work. Any space they are not using in the greenhouse may be used by other students.
Kitchens have basic appliances such as oven, stove, and refrigerator as well as a dishwa3her, microwave and toaster. Each kitchen is equipped with dishes, silverware, trashcan, pots and pans. The Row also has a recycling and composting program.
Dining rooms have table and chairs. In the communal space there is also a Longwood computer with internet access and printer. Students may bring their own computer and pay for private internet access.
Living rooms have a sofa, loveseat, chair, end table, lamp and coffee table. Students my bring their own TV and pay for private cable if they wish. Telephones with local service are provided. Students are responsible for long-distance calls.
Each mudroom has a utility sink as well as washer and dryer. There is one full bathroom and one three-quarters bathroom in each house. Longwood supplies trashcans, vacuum, broom, dust pan and mop. Other cleaning and personal supplies must be bought by the students.
Students have their own private bedroom that comes with a twin bed, dresser, nightstand, lamp, desk and chair. Students may bring their own furniture. Professional Gardeners and Interns must bring their own linens, while Internationals have their linens provided by Longwood. The houses are not air conditioned. Box or window fans are a good investment for students living on The Row through the summer.
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