Category Archives: Public Horticulture

Co-Creation at UC Davis Arboretum

We arrived at University of California in Davis on a hot and windy day, typical of the summers east of the San Francisco Bay area. UC Davis Arboretum is located in the heart of Davis, which is just west of … Continue reading

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North American Experience Trip – Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and Muir Woods

The first year Longwood Graduate Fellows commenced our garden adventures at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg, California. Mary Anne Payne, Executive Director and Jim Bailey, Head Gardener of the garden, greeted us at the entrance of the garden … Continue reading

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Quick Trip to Ithaca

Blog by Joshua Darfler, photography by Sara Helm Wallace and Lindsey Kerr Several months ago I was talking to my mom on the phone and mentioned the documentary “A Man Named Pearl“. For those who are not familiar with it, … Continue reading

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Day 1 of NAX at The Arnold Arboretum

  (Photography by: Chunying Ling) We had perfect weather for our first day of NAX at the Arnold Arboretum.  We were greeted upon arrival by Former Fellow and Supervisor of Horticulture, Andrew Gapinski.  A few minutes later we met Michael … Continue reading

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2013 Professional Outreach Project Begins

Each summer the Longwood Graduate Program partners with an outside organization to accomplish a task that is both beneficial to the partner organization and educational for the fellows. In April the (then) first-year fellows sat down for the first meeting … Continue reading

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Post-Symposium Celebration

Photography by: Longwood Graduate Fellows It has already been two months since we had our annual symposium, though it feels much longer. Since then the second years have been working hard on finishing their theses, the first years have dived … Continue reading

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Mt. Cuba Center

August 17, 2012 – Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE (written by Lindsey K. Kerr, photographs by Chunying Ling) Bright and early, the First Year Fellows and Dr. Lyons left Townsend Hall for Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware. Mt. Cuba … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park – Minneapolis Style.

August 13, 2011 – Minneapolis, Minnesota (written by James Hearsum, photography by Ashby Leavell) Few cities enjoy the benefit of a visionary parks department: One that takes a leadership role in economic development, is a broker of community creation and … Continue reading

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I will never look at a garden map the same way again.

On October 23, 2010, Zoe Panchen, Aubree Pack, James Hearsum, and I participated in the first all-day workshop on geographic information systems (GIS) for public gardens offered by the Center for Public Horticulture. The sold-out workshop introduced local public garden … Continue reading

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18th-Century Fun at the Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium!

Three of us – Laura Aschenbeck, Shari Edelson, and Keelin Purcell – just returned from the Timeless Lessons from Historic Gardens conference, a two-day symposium presented by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in partnership with the American Horticultural Society. The conference … Continue reading

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