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There are about 11,000 taxa (including different species, varieties, and cultivars) of cultivated plants growing at Longwood, representing more than 200 different plant families. Some of the most notable families represented by the largest number of taxa include: Orchidaceae with about 3,000 taxa, Rosaceae with more than 700 taxa, and Ericaceae and Liliaceae, both with over 400 taxa each. Nearly 300 different types of ferns can be found in the Gardens. About 60 species and varieties of palms grace indoor areas. On the other hand, there are 32 lesser-known families represented by only a single species each.
Find out more about some of the horticulturally prominent genera growing at Longwood.
Longwood has a long history of plant exploration, hybridization and introduction. Find out more about our cultivars.
Longwood Gardens emphasizes horticultural display and design that combines the art and science of horticulture with a magnificent end result! The aesthetic intent of the Gardens takes precedence over our plant collections.
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A team of Longwood Volunteers gathers horticultural highlights from the Outdoor Gardens and Conservatory. Download a pdf of their top picks for the week, including photos and locations.
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Journey to the wild, remote flood plains of South America and to the great gardens of Europe and North America to discover Victoria, the waterlily queen.
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Stand before towering fountains, wander shady groves, see fireworks light up the night sky, and enjoy concerts in the most beautiful outdoor settings.
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