Time flies!


Time flies!


I’m enjoying work at Longwood gardens. I can’t believe how fast time goes!

I was working in outdoor display under the head gardener . I was going to outdoor display, greenhouse production and conservatory management in four month.

In longwood garden, I believe over 200 people works . They have section .

Head gardener. {They have 3 team in outdoor display. And Indoor display.}

Full-time staff enrolled in horticulture section is 68 people. It further divided departments therein.

Ground leader, Natural land manager, Research manager, Floriculture leader and Arborist{They manage big trees.} .

Full-time staff of the breakdown of the work under each of the leader, the head gardener, 14 people, ground leader 15 people, natural land manager four people, research manager five, Florianopolis Culture leader 23 people, arborist, 5 people.  Currently we are working in the outdoor display of the section under the head gardener. The contents in the training period of four months, will be outdoor display, green house production, the conservatory management.




Working in the flower walk. Pic.1

Flower Walk was planned and conducted in 1906. It seems to be the first garden in the Longwood Garden. As the key material of this landscape, gentle terrain from

①Gentle topography shaped by three descending terraces.

②600 foot linear Flower Garden Walk.

③Cross axes and nodes of the Flower Garden Walk.

④Three enclosed Garden Rooms on the lowest terrace.

This garden has many visitors even within Longwood Gardens. Since it opened in 9:00, we have the work of the big work and disturbing to be easy to place in 3 hours from most 6:00. I change flowers to the autumn from summer (Pepper from sage sausage, etc.), and disbuding dahlia , and planting chrysanthemum in the expansion of the flower beds. Pic.2

There are still some things we have to settle. Damage of plants with the mouse (mainly annual)

For damage of the mouse, it was supported by kept the past (up to 2 years ago) cat.

But now, they afraid because the wild birds in the Meadow Garden. So They use gimmick trap .


Working in Pierre Wood and Hillside

Pierre Wood is one of old area in the Longwood Garden. There are many huge old tree, and where the most is in the shade. Therefore, there may be growth of newly planted plant is slow, I’m using extracts of compost into fertilizer. This is a one-time work in two weeks. Pic.3

In addition, by the disappearance of old, which celebrated its life, previously place was a shade becomes the sun, received the flowering plants damage, are also generated almost left no circumstances. So, you have been planting flowers with proper in the sun, the soil of the place was a shade heavy, it was that it and not suitable for most of Kojitsu plant.

In addition, The disappearance of the old, which celebrated its life. It by the previous location was a shade is now in the sun. Flowering plants is damaged and hardly remains. So, they’re planting the proper of a flower in the sun. However, the soil of the place was a shade heavy. So, it is not suitable for most plants that like sun. Pic.4



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1.Conservatory gardens & Greenhouses

2.Flower walk & Garden rooms

3.Open air theatre & Cow lot

4.Italian water garden & Lake

5.Peirce’s park & Pierce’s woods

6.Golf course & Visitor center

7.Main fountain garden & Adjacent gardens

8.Oak & Conifer knoll & Chimes tower

9.Publik entre & Nursery


11.Webb farm

12.Medow , forest walk & Red lion row

13.Maintenance woods & Whitewing farm

14.Western farmlands

15.Picnic & Cox House




スクリーンショット 2016-01-04 13.01.06.pngMain fountain garden. It is currently under construction. Completion is 2017.

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Flower walk & Garden rooms




Flower walk & Garden rooms. New stairs of expansion location. (Part of yellow)









Flower walk. Expansion of new flower bed。

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Flower walk. Watering using the sprinkler .

Normally, all will be watering at the hands of people.

However sprinkler is used if the soil is very dry without rain a few weeks.


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Flower drive

The switching back of Plectranthus-Mona lavender and begonia.

Strut holder of begonia that had fallen.

It struts With just plug diagonally,

It corrected without tied nothing.

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Aeration of lawn by Ground keeper


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Pierce’s woods. Compost tea scatter .

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Pierce’s woods. Installation of protective mesh .


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Pierce’s woods. Planting method in there.

They are allowed to dense planting three trees.

To look like one tree.

They make up the natural landscape.





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