Christmas Changeover at Longwood – Nov. 22, 2009

One of many exciting events that the Fellows have the opportunity to participate in at Longwood is Christmas Changeover.  This process involves many staff and volunteers to make a seamless transition from the Garden’s Chrysanthemum Festival to A Longwood Gardens Christmas. On the first night, the Fellows and Dr. Lyons joined in on the fun, helping to remove the over 20,000 chrysanthemums displayed in the Conservatory.

Rebecca, Dongah, and Laura help to dismantle the "Thousand Bloom" Chrysanthemum

Rebecca, Dongah, and Laura help to dismantle the "Thousand Bloom" Chrysanthemum

Kate and Dr. Lyons hard at work

Kate and Dr. Lyons hard at work

Bring in the tree!

Bring in the tree!

Jon prepping soil for planting

Jon prepping soil for planting

Andrew and Laura removing fallen Chrysanthemum petals from soil

Andrew and Laura removing fallen Chrysanthemum petals from soil

Zoe removing root balls

Zoe removing root balls

Dan and Kate holding up the pillar

Dan and Kate holding up the pillar