Author Archives: Longwood Graduate Program

Notes from the past – a message from Jim Swasey

Sue and I are really looking forward to the 45th Longwood Graduate Program Reunion and reuniting with a large percentage of the 100+ Former Fellows (1978-1979)(1984-2005) that we loved. Yes, we loved each and everyone of them! We encourage as … Continue reading

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EI Spring Field Trip Part 2: UD Chrysler site

(written by Felicia Yu; photos by Ashby Leavell) In the afternoon following our EI field trip to the Dansko headquarters, Raakel Toppila, Ashby Leavell, Hagley Fellow Chris Chenier, and I paid a visit to the Chrysler site, just across the … Continue reading

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EI Spring Field Trip: Dansko Headquarters

(written by Felicia Yu; photos by Ashby Leavell) Part of the purpose of the Environmental Impact team is to equip the Fellows with a sustainability-focused mindset and the knowledge of how sustainability can be practiced in all kinds of settings, … Continue reading

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The Power of the Internet; Museums and the Web 2011

(written by Aubree Pack) This month I had the opportunity to attend a conference I’ve had my eye on since last year. Although my first love will always be horticulture, my interests have grown to include understanding how public horticulture … Continue reading

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Spring in Colonial Williamsburg

Last weekend Raakel Toppila, first year Longwood Graduate Fellow and John Moore, second year Professional Gardener Student attended Colonial Williamsburg’s 65th Annual Garden Symposium in Williamsburg, Virginia. John and Raakel were the recipients of the Williamsburg Garden Symposium Student Scholarships … Continue reading

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Are you ready? We are!

Since the save-the-date email was sent out, lots of things for the LGP Reunion has been planned. LGP Reunion 2011: Celebrating 45 Years will be at the Italian Water Garden of Longwood Gardens, which rarely opens to special events. We … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Cacti Kind: APGA Design and Planning Symposium

Last week, Second Year Fellow, Zoe Panchen attended APGA’s Design and Planning Symposium at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. With the symposium entitled “Collections and Design: Power to the Plants”, plants played centre stage in all the presentations … Continue reading

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The Viceregal Lodge and Botanic Gardens of Shimla

January 19 – Shimla (written by Ashby Leavell, photos by Aubree Pack) (One of the breathtaking views of Shimla, a town in the foothills of the Himalayas) Today we quickly prepared for our last garden visit of the trip, to … Continue reading

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Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

January 18 – Chandigarh (written by Aubree Pack, photos by Ashby Leavell) My apologies for blog posts coming through in ‘clunks’. We’ve had extremely limited internet access here in India. And where there is access, it’s been surprisingly expensive. But … Continue reading

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The National Botanic Research Institute

January 17 – Lucknow (written by James Hearsum, photos by Aubree Pack) (The group in front of the institute with the Director and two department heads) Video Link: All Aboard!!!! … the Crazy Train. (Before we talk about how awesome … Continue reading

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