How Longwood Gardens Makes the Magic

Our community was pleased to welcome Jim Sutton, Display Designer at Longwood Gardens, for a presentation revealing the “Hows of the Wows” at this world-renowned horticultural wonderland.  Jim didn’t reveal every secret, but he did show us this wonderful time-lapse video of the staff setting up for the annual holiday display:

An expert in floral design, plant trials, plant selection, aesthetics and design, Jim Sutton joined Longwood more than 10 years ago after working as a private estate gardener and floral designer.  Jim lectures and does floral demos at national conferences, garden clubs, and civic organizations.  In addition to his duties at Longwood, Jim has served as lead judge for the Philadelphia Flower Show for the last 5 years, and is frequently asked to judge horticulture-related competitions across the country.