The Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture

The Longwood Graduate Program is one of the premier educational opportunities in public horticulture. Established in 1967, the Program is a partnership between Longwood Gardens and the University of Delaware, providing a fully-funded graduate experience of academic coursework, research, experiential learning, international exposure, and community engagement. The Program prepares transformational leaders through an innovative and practical immersion at one of the great gardens of the world. Our graduates earn a M.S. in Public Horticulture and attain prominent leadership positions at gardens and cultural institutions across the U.S. and abroad.

Program Leaders
Dr. Brian Trader, Interim Director
Ms. Marnie Conley, Program Co-Leader


The Latest News from The Longwood Graduate Program

Magnolia Plantation is home to magnificent live oaks and cypress trees, as well as expansive collections of camellias and azaleas that bloom in the spring and early summer.
For their final day of NAX, the Fellows visited Magnolia Plantation just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. Magnolia Plantation has [...]
Sun, Sep 18, 2016
LGP Student Blog
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
The Fire Tower Center and Garden greet visitors with warmth and hospitality. Like a horticultural beacon among a sea of sorghum [...]
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
LGP Student Blog
On a drizzly Wednesday morning, the Fellows pulled up to a small house nestled in Bishopville, South Carolina. Pearl Fryar, [...]
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
LGP Student Blog