Everything About Aquatics (June 2018)


Longwood Gardens’ renowned Waterlily Display is a favorite of guests during the summer season. The garden, designed by landscape architect Sir Peter Shepheard, features five pools that showcase more than 100 types of day- and night-flowering waterlilies, our iconic Victoria giant water-platters, and other aquatic plants.

Course Description

Join Tim Jennings, curator of our waterlily collection, as he shares his favorite aquatic plants and much more in Everything About Aquatics.  Learn the identification characteristics, cultural needs, and care of these plants, as well as basic design principles for creating your own aquatic garden. Go behind the scenes for a glimpse of how Longwood cares for, propagates, and overwinters its spectacular collection. You can even share your own water gardening experiences with fellow enthusiasts in this informative and fun course.

Course Syllabus

-- The Longwood Waterlily Collection and Tour
-- Aquatic Plant Stories
-- Designing a Dynamic Water Garden
-- Pool and Pond Structures
-- Growing and Caring for Water Plants

Start Date: June 8, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Duration: 10 hours (self-paced)
Cost: FREE

Registration is open from June 8, 2018 until September 23, 2018

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Price: Free