Longwood Gardens

Want to lead in the public horticulture arena?

Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia, USA, is looking for future leaders to join its fellows programme. PARTNER CONTENT

Do you one day aspire to lead a public horticulture institution? Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia, USA, is looking for high-potential future leaders.

We spoke to Dr Tamara Fleming, director, Fellows Program, at Longwood Gardens, to learn more and find out why Longwood Gardens is an exciting place to develop your leadership career.

Tell me about Longwood Gardens

Longwood is one of the world’s great gardens – from intricate fountains to amazing gardens, the magnificent property is enjoyed by more than 1.4 million guests every year. We have been developing leaders through our diverse education programmes since 1956. Our commitment to building leadership capacity and talent within public horticulture continues to grow as one of the pillars of our mission - to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts.

Tell me about the Fellows Program

Our fellows programme is an intensive and immersive learning experience that provides innovative, pragmatic leadership development opportunities for those who consistently demonstrate high-potential growth and have a strong desire to lead in the public horticulture arena.

What kind of people are you looking for?

The ideal candidate is someone who has, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree and wants to serve - or is currently serving - in a leadership capacity within the public horticulture industry. Above all, a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for leading people and organizations is a must.

Why would someone want to join Longwood Gardens’ Fellows Program?

The fully funded, 13-month residential learning experience is a unique programme, geared to our industry. The Fellows tackle topical leadership issues, lead a project that directly impacts the horticulture industry, and are immersed in a two-month domestic or international field placement. Fellows in this programme learn through coursework and on-the-job experience, and from thought leaders across a spectrum of professions.


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