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A Visit to the Infamous “U”

August 15, 2011 – St. Paul Campus, Minnesota University (written by Aubree Pack, photography by James Hearsum) Around here, the University of Minnesota is commonly, as well as affectionately, referred to as “the U.” The Longwood Graduate Program’s current Director, … 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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Longwood Fellows “POP” into the Scott Arboretum!

(written by Sara Levin, photographs by Raakel Toppila) The Professional Outreach Project (POP) is an annual collaboration between the Longwood Graduate Fellows and various horticulture organizations.  Recent projects have included developing a garden design concept for the Delaware Health and … 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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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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The Taj Mahal and Ram Bagh

January 16 – Agra (written by Felicia Yu, photos by James Hearsum) (We make the Taj Mahal look good…) No trip to India would be complete with a visit to the Taj Mahal. And what would a visit to the … Continue reading

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New Delhi ‘Rest’ Day

January 14 – New Delhi (written by Ashby Leavell, video by Raakel Toppila, photos by Aubree Pack) (A common view from our travel van…) (We’re still on the fence as to whether they are crazy-efficient here, or just plain crazy…) … Continue reading

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden

January 13 – Bangalore (written by Felicia Yu, photos by Aubree Pack, video by Raakel Toppila) (As the Conservatory is to Longwood, so the Glass House is to Lalbagh. Over 120 years old, modeled after the Crystal Palace in London, … Continue reading

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