The Longwood Graduate Program, established in 1967, is a unique educational partnership between the University of Delaware and Longwood Gardens that aims to train future leaders in the field of public horticulture. Housed in The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, this thesis driven educational program culminates in a Master of Science degree in Public Horticulture. Leadership issues such as planning, teamwork, human resource management, special events, and financial management are explored through internships, special projects, seminars, and graduate coursework, with countless opportunities within the organizational framework of Longwood Gardens. Student research focuses on issues in public garden management, including plant science, design, history, education, sociology, and not for profit management. Program graduates assume management and leadership positions in botanical gardens, arboreta, community greening and environmental organizations, and municipal beautification programs. Visit the Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture website for more information.
This research archive is a component of the University of Delaware’s emerging Center in Public Horticulture, which is dedicated to producing public horticulture professionals through innovative education, research, and outreach programs.