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For the health and safety of our guests and environment

  • Our Gardens are smoke free.
  • Only certified service animals are permitted in the Gardens.
  • Please respect our plants and remain on paths.
  • Photography is welcomed but should not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests. Find out more about photography at Longwood Gardens.
  • We recommend wearing sturdy walking shoes.
  • Small handheld music devices with earphones are permitted in the Gardens. However, larger radios with speakers are not permitted.
  • Firearms are prohibited.

Please refrain from the following outdoor activities while visiting the gardens

  • Bicycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, and other recreational vehicles
  • Running or jogging
  • Frisbee and ball playing
  • Sunbathing. Shirts and shoes are required at all times.
  • Bathing or wading in ponds, fountains and other water features
  • Picnicking or bringing in any outside food or beverages (except water).
    Please note that Longwood provides a Picnic Area, outside the main garden grounds, for the convenience of our guests.
  • Feeding wildlife

Kids, our Gardens are here for you. Please help us take care of them.

  • Stay with your grown-up and show them how to have fun.
  • Walking feet and respectful voices are expected in all areas of the Gardens.
  • Feet should remain on paths and not on flowers, trees, or in fountains.
  • Treat all living things with respect; please leave all plants and animals where you see them.
  • Look closely and you'll be amazed at what you'll discover.