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Explore one of our most notable core collections, reflecting a diversity of origin, size, floral display and color.
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Explore the edible side of the landscape with vegetables, fruits, and herbs and extend your growing season with bulbs and houseplants.
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Join us as this Westminster Abbey organist performs master works by Elgar, Saint-Saëns, and more.
James O’Donnell

From the Blog

February 11, 2016

A Year in the Life of our Orchid Grower

My first year as the Orchid Grower at Longwood Gardens has been quite an adventurous one. This is a large collection to take on, and with its age and tradition, a very serious collection at that. Because of my background in retail orchid growing and the wholesale production of orchids, I was able to identify ways in which I wanted to restructure the culture and methods we use to manage the collection rather quickly.We have very big plans for the collection and its future growth. We are pursuing unusual and uncommon plants of high quality with tremendous aesthetic impact.