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Introducing The Longwood Graduate Program Class of 2016:

We are very excited to announce the Longwood Graduate Program Fellows for the Class of 2016!


Symposium 2014:

From Tie-Dye to Wi-fi: Envisioning the Next Generation of Leadership in Public Horticulture

The Longwood Graduate Program Annual Symposium took place on March 7, 2014 at Longwood Gardens. If you missed the Symposium you can now watch the Symposium Webcast.


International Experience 2014

The Class of 2015 had an amazing tip to New Zealand for their 2014 International Experience. You can ogle photos and read about their trip on our blog.

Message from the director

Welcome to the Longwood Graduate Program Web site. Thinking about a career in public garden leadership? You’re looking in the right place. Envisioning the chance to direct a public horticulture institution like a botanic garden or arboretum? Read on. Imagining a future that in some way involves plant collections management, education, fundraising, volunteer management, or even design? Then “click” through our site to see the possibilities and discover how our Program will help you get there. Do you live the world of public horticulture already but feel like you’ve hit a glass ceiling for advancement? Well, this graduate degree may be just the right strategy to improve your professional mobility. The Longwood Graduate Program advocates and integrates experiential learning throughout its framework. Students take graduate courses from amongst the wide offerings of the University of Delaware, they are welcomed as volunteers throughout the region’s own fabric of institutions, they can work closely within the many aspects of Longwood Gardens, and they participate in projects that hone their professional skills and establish important professional networks. Since 1967, many graduates have gone on to upper management and directorial positions at some of the best public horticulture institutions in the country.

As you navigate through our Web site, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, particularly regarding our on-line application procedures. We welcome your interest and inquiry!

Dr. Robert E. Lyons
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