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May 3, 2013

Peirce’s Woods: An Evolving Beauty

Gardens are always changing. While the Mona Lisa hangs in the Louvre looking much as it did 500 years ago, every year, every season, and even every hour you are in a garden it is constantly in flux. As a gardener you can either try to fight this change or work with it. In the 10 years I have been working in Peirce’s Woods I have done both.
March 18, 2013

Behind-the-Scenes of Our Orchid Growing Houses

Our historic orchid growing houses, normally open only to Longwood’s staff, were constructed between 1926 and 1962. Today we use these houses to grow and care for the nearly 9,000 orchids in our collection. Visit us this Saturday, March 23, 2013, for our final Beyond the Garden Gates Day of the Orchid Extravaganza season, when you’ll have the rare chance to visit these spaces in person.
February 15, 2013

Behind the Beauty of Orchid Extravaganza

Our aspiration at Longwood Gardens is to create a place where our guests can take a deep breath and leave behind the stresses of our 21st century lives. This winter at Longwood, your escape is Orchid Extravaganza—a world filled with thousands of flowering orchids.
September 12, 2012

Magic by Moonlight

This summer, with our current exhibition, Light: Installations by Bruce Munro, our guests have new opportunities to experience the Gardens at night and explore some of the natural world’s most elusive phenomenon.
July 11, 2012

Our American Elm: A Survivor's Story

The American Elm was once a staple on the streets of America.