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2014 Longwood Graduate Program Annual Symposium

25 November 2013

From Tie-Dye to Wi-Fi: Envisioning the Next Generation of Leadership in Public Horticulture

Kennett Square, PA - The Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture at the University of Delaware will host its Annual Symposium From Tie-Dye to Wi-Fi: Envisioning the Next Generation of Leadership in Public Horticulture on March 7th, 2014, at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  The symposium will focus on the future of public horticulture leadership in a time of shifting demographics, changing social patterns and fluctuating funding sources.

Designed for the professional staff of public gardens, conservation-oriented organizations, and cultural institutions, the Symposium will take place in Longwood Gardens’ Ballroom starting at 9:00 am, with registration opening at 8:00 am. Registration for the daylong event is $85.00 for professionals and $55.00 for full-time students. Online registration will begin January 6th.  For more information visit or call the Longwood Graduate Program office at 302-831-2517.

The Symposium will feature speakers who are accomplished in cultivating new leaders, succession planning and engaging young professionals. In this time of social and economic transition, these skills are invaluable in helping us prepare for the future of public horticulture.

About the Longwood Graduate Program
The Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture, a partnership between Longwood Gardens and the University of Delaware, prepares students for leadership roles in the field of public horticulture. The two-year, thesis-based fellowship program emphasizes experiential learning through project management, academic coursework, leadership opportunities, travel, and interactions with public horticulture professionals. Since its inception in 1967, graduates have served in upper management and directorial positions around the country. For more information, call 302-831-2517 or visit

Contact: Bryan Thompson-Nowak
Phone: 267-303-3069



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