Category Archives: Summer Field Trips

First year Fellows visit Tyler Arboretum

July 29, 2011 – Tyler Arboretum, PA (written by Martin Smit, photographs by Abby Johnson and Nate Tschaenn) With a documented history stretching back to 1681, when William Penn released the property to Thomas Minshall, the Tyler Arboretum has a … Continue reading

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First year Fellows visit Mt. Cuba Center

July 22, 2011 – Mt. Cuba Center, DE (written by Sara Levin, photographs by Quill Teal-Sullivan and Martin Smit) The First Year Longwood Graduate Fellows’ inaugural summer field trip was to the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware.  Historically, this … Continue reading

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A Pleasure Garden

(Photos by Ashby Leavell) On August 20th, the First-year Fellows arrived at Chanticleer in Wayne, PA, by 9:45am.  By 11:45am, it was one of my favorite gardens.  Ever. What was it about this place that put it a cut above … Continue reading

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Beautiful Brookside

(photos by Felicia Yu) Our visit to Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland was a memorable one. Although we left the University of Delaware at the bright and cheery hour of 7 a.m., it was well worth it! Upon our arrival, … Continue reading

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The First Years Visit the Delaware Center for Horticulture

Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) is not all about plants.  Not really.  This was the message we took away from our day spent learning about its current projects with Executive Director of 16 years, Pamela Sapko. This message was no … Continue reading

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Cylburn Arboretum – August 14, 2009

On August 14, the first year fellows traveled south for a visit to the City of Baltimore’s Cylburn Arboretum.  Bill Vondrasek, LGP alumnus and Chief Horticulturalist of the Bureau of Parks Horticultural Division, offered a behind-the-scenes tour of the gardens … Continue reading

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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve- July 31, 2009

Fridays in July were quite nice for the first year fellows because of the field trip.  We took a trip to Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve north of Philadelphia on July 31st with Keelin Purcell, Dan Stern, and Dr. Lyons.  Amy … Continue reading

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Notably Nemours – July 17, 2009

Our second summer field trip took us to the 300-acre Nemours Mansion and Gardens of Alfred I. DuPont.  We were delighted to be led on a tour of his family’s French chateau styled mansion.  The chance to get a glimpse … Continue reading

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Trip to the Smithsonian – July 10th, 2009

The Horticulture Services Division at the Smithsonian Institution hosted a tour of their grounds on July 10th. The five first year fellows, in addition to Shari Edelson and Dr. Lyons, were in attendance. Destinations included six individual gardens, such as … Continue reading

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