Fellows Program - Longwood Gardens

Applications are now available for the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program, a 13-month residential learning experience focused on building the leadership capacity of high-potential public horticulture professionals. Interested individuals should visit longwoodgardens.org/fellows-program for program and application information. Applications are due October 31.

The program is open to global professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree and have 5+ years of work experience, and possess a strong desire to lead in a public horticulture environment. Those who may be transitioning between careers are welcome to apply. The program begins June 2020.

Current public horticulture leaders are also encouraged to nominate individuals who have a commitment to professional excellence, have a deep intellectual curiosity, and have an interest in representing diverse perspectives and backgrounds for admission to the Program. Nominations for the cohort program are open year round and can be submitted via the online nomination form.

During the 13-month, fully funded, cohort-based residency at Longwood, Fellows engage in a cultural immersion, complete coursework on a range of topics from organizational behavior to nonprofit management, and attend salon-style discussions with public horticulture leaders. A two-month domestic or international field placement provides a deeper understanding of these issues, equipping Fellows to lead organizations into a vibrant and sustainable future. Alumni of the Fellows Program join the prestigious Society of Fellows, a global network of public garden professionals.

Online information sessions will be held August 14 at 12:00 pm EST and August 28 at 8am EST. These sessions are hosted by current and past Fellows, giving prospective students insight into the program and the application process.

About Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is one of the great gardens of the world, encompassing 1,100 acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, a 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ, and a 4-acre grand Conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by founder Pierre S. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts. Longwood’s foremost influence on American horticulture has been through its Education programs, in keeping with Mr. du Pont’s desire to establish “a school where students and others may receive instruction in the arts of horticulture and floriculture.”

Since 1958, thousands of students from all over the world have participated in one or more of Longwood’s intensive programs, ranging from School & Youth Programs which educates 45,000 students both online and in person each year, to the two-year Professional Gardener Program to the Fellows Program. Graduates have gone on to leadership roles in many of the country’s top horticultural institutions.


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