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Horticulture Students Take Enviously Green Field Trip


Autumn colors greet Longwood visitors from the outset.
Autumn colors greet Longwood visitors from the outset.
Every inch, a showplace
Every inch, a showplace
Classmates pause in the midst of their inspiring journey.
Classmates pause in the midst of their inspiring journey.
A "thousand-bloom" chrysanthemum soon will take center stage to dazzle conservatory guests.
A “thousand-bloom” chrysanthemum soon will take center stage to dazzle conservatory guests.
Blue skies and abundant sunshine punctuate the North Creek stopover.
Blue skies and abundant sunshine punctuate the North Creek stopover.

On a recent Tuesday (and an unseasonably warm one, at that) 23 landscape/horticulture technology students traveled to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square to enjoy the legendarily beautiful surroundings, and to go behind-the-scenes in the nursery and the production greenhouses.  The group – accompanied by Carl J. Bower Jr. and Dennis P. Skinner, assistant professors of horticulture – also toured North Creek Nursery in Landenberg, a wholesale producer of perennial plugs and grasses, specializing in native plants.
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