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Longwood Gardens' 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Production Greenhouse Facility is the perfect marriage of beauty and brawn. High-tech systems power the 378' by 80' range of nine greenhouses, making it possible to produce exquisite plants year round under all conditions. Beneath the greenhouses lies a subterranean mechanical empire. Steam and condensate pipes run through tunnels that are spacious, well lit, and allow complete access by maintenance personnel.
Seven pump stations collect condensate for return to Longwood’s Main Boiler Plant, where three massive boilers fueled by oil or gas produce steam that travels through thousands of feet of pipe to heat the Conservatory, adjacent offices, and the Production Facility. Each greenhouse is equipped with its own computerized system that automatically controls temperature, bench and perimeter heat, snow melters, and devices for cooling and shading.
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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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When you visit our Idea Garden you will discover something new: our first-ever Trial Garden on view for our guests. This square space houses more than 250 cultivars within 10 genera: Clematis, Dahlia, Paeonia, Capsicum, Agastache, Salvia, Pentas, Lantana, Colocasia, and Canna.
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Enjoy family-fun activities, an outdoor concert, and behind-the-scenes experiences.
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