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The Making of our Orchid Meadow

February 6, 2015
Learn how our gardeners created this miniature indoor landscape, which was inspired by the colors, textures, and organic feel of Longwood’s new Meadow Garden. Photo by Duane Erdmann.

Setting the Standard

January 26, 2015
One definition of a "standard" is a norm by which similar things can be measured. In horticulture, however, a standard is a plant that is trained or grafted to have a single stem, and a crown of leaves and flowers. Combine the two meanings, and you have the degree of excellence achieved by Longwood in the beauty of its standard forms. Photo by Larry Albee.

A Cut Above—Peacock Plumes and Leaves of Gold

December 12, 2014
From hand-blown glass birds nesting in a tree, to intricately-cut paper feathers floating in our Music Room, come revel in a bird's eye view of this year's Longwood Christmas. Photo by Duane Erdmann.

Mini Mum Magic

November 7, 2014
This fall, be sure to explore our Bonsai Display, where some of the best surprises of Chrysanthemum Festival come in small packages. Anemone Chrysanthemum x morifulium ‘Kotoi No Kaori’, photo by William Hill.

A Culture of Chrysanthemums

October 29, 2014
This year, 230,000 chrysanthemum blooms fill our 4-acre Conservatory in forms of cascades, shields, spirals, pagodas and of course, our most impressive Thousand Bloom Mum yet, featuring 1,515 blooms.