Applications for Longwood Gardens Fellows Program Now Open

KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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/longwood-fellows [http://www.longwoodgardens.org/longwood-fellows] for program and application information. Applications are due November 1.

The program is open to global professionals who hold a bachelor's degree and possess a strong desire to lead in a public horticulture environment. Masters and doctoral candidates and those who may be transitioning between careers are welcome to apply. The program begins June 2018.

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 should be submitted in writing to the Program's director, Dr. Tamara Fleming, tfleming@longwoodgardens.org [mailto:tfleming@longwoodgardens.org] by October 1.

During the 13-month, fully funded, cohort-based residency at Longwood, Fellows delve into topical issues relevant to public horticulture today such as leadership, board relations and governance, communication skills, change management, innovation, and HR/talent management. 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 informational sessions will be available September 8, September 21, and October 18. These sessions are hosted by the Fellows and will give prospective students more insight into the program and the application process. To register for an informational session, visit register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3747233868778965761 [https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3747233868778965761].

About Longwood Gardens

In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Throughout his life, Mr. du Pont indulged his passion for gardening, turning his farm into a magnificent horticultural showplace. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world's great gardens, encompassing 1,083 acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, a 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and a 4-acre conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and cultural and community engagement. Details at www.longwoodgardens.org [http://www.longwoodgardens.org/].

CONTACT: Patricia Evans, 610-388-5442, pevans@longwoodgardens.org

Web site: http://www.longwoodgardens.org/

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