Matthew Ross

Longwood Gardens
Coordinator of Continuing Education, Longwood Gardens
Matthew received a B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University where he studied landscape design and urban forestry.  After working as a landscape designer for Season’s by Ruggirello and as a salesman for Ray Wiegand’s Nursery, he moved to Toledo, Ohio.  At Owens State Community College he instructed close to 20 courses ranging from soil science to post-harvest technology and landscape design.  While teaching he also was a horticulturist at Toledo Botanical Garden where he oversaw nearly 30 acres of gardens and developed a 5-acre farm in the heart of the city.  
He currently is the Coordinator of Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens where he oversees the development and delivery of more than 170 courses and lectures annually.  His passion for plants and photography will be on full display as he shares images from travels and experiences in the natural and cultivated world.


Track: Landscape Design/Build, Plants, Retail
Jan 23 2017 - 10:30am

After the vibrant colors of fall fade and the gray skies of winter engulf the Great Lake States, it can be a bleak time for gardens seeking the comfort of a bloom or the scent of a flower.  This is the period when seasonal depression can lead...

Track: Plants
Jan 24 2017 - 9:00am
From our founding fathers to the pillars of American Industry the estates and gardens of the East Coast have been at the cutting edge of horticulture since the birth of our nation.  Innovators like John Bartram, Thomas Jefferson, and Pierre du...