Category Archives: North American Experience

August 19th – Day 4: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

With the forecast calling for storms, we headed to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG) just down the street from where we are staying in Coral Gables. When we arrived at the Garden, we were greeted by former Longwood Graduate Fellow … Continue reading

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August 18th – Day 3: Naples Botanical Garden

This afternoon, we drove across the state to visit the up and coming Naples Botanical Garden. Brainstormed by local residents in the mid 1990s, the Garden is currently completing construction and will open to the public on November 14th, 2009. … Continue reading

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August 18th – Day 3: The Kampong

This morning the Fellows traveled to the edge of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Florida to visit The Kampong, of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Upon arrival, the Fellows met Director, Ms. Ann Parsons, and Head Horticulturist, Mr. David Jones, … Continue reading

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August 17th – Day 2: The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Today the fellows toured and experienced the only frost-free tropical forest garden in the continental United States. Located off the coast of Florida, The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden has an extensive collection of native plants of the … Continue reading

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North American Experience – Day 1: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a beautiful Renaissance-style estate located on the outskirts of Miami, was the first stop on our week-long journey to the public gardens of South Florida.  When we arrived at the front gate this morning, we were … Continue reading

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2009 North American Experience Blog

Welcome to the 2009 North American Experience Blog! For this year’s North America Experience the Class of 2010 and Program Director, Dr. Robert Lyons, will embark on a week-long journey, from August 15th to the 21st, to discover the horticultural wonders … Continue reading

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