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Longwood Gardens: A Close-up Look

Afternoon Lecture/Seminar

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1NV130
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Longwood Garden’s restored Orchid House (Davis Harold Hank/Longwood Gardens)

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is best known for its stunningly beautiful flower displays, 1,000 acres perfect for wandering, and fountain shows. However, Longwood is much more than just a pretty place to visit: It’s a center for horticultural science.

Orchid expert Barb Schmidt leads a virtual tour of the Longwood Gardens grounds and the newly reopened Orchid House. In addition, she offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at Longwood’s Research and Conservation Division of Horticulture. Schmidt offers an overview of the work being done by the division’s staff, including orchid conservation, plant exploration, management of important Longwood display collections, research in tissue culture, and various aspects of plant breeding.

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