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Chrysanthemum Festival

Chrysanthemum Festival

Dates & Price

On View October 22–November 20, 2016

Free with Gardens admission

Experience our most intensively cultivated display during Chrysanthemum Festival, featuring more than 16,000 chrysanthemums nurtured and trained by our horticulture experts to resemble clouds, balls, spirals, columns, pagodas, and even a fountain of cascading fall blooms.

Our gardeners work daily throughout the seasons, grooming and training the plants using the traditional growing techniques from Japan and China, where chrysanthemum displays are a highly-respected artform. Chrysanthemum Festival is the largest display of exhibition mums in the United States, and showcases the largest Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum grown outside of Asia—our Thousand Bloom Mum boasts more than 1,500 perfectly arranged flowers on one plant.

Explore this Season's Highlights

Watch as our talented crew brings the Thousand Bloom Mum into our East Conservatory.

Explore Our Seasons

Orchid Extravaganza

Orchids have held a place of distinction at Longwood since 1922. Come celebrate their beauty and variety with our artful display.

Spring Blooms

Watch as spring color emerges to paint our landscape in vibrant hues. Breathe in the fresh spring air and relish the beauty of our Gardens.

Summer Spectacular

From sunrise to nightfall, there is more to do, see, and be amazed by in our Gardens than ever before.

Autumn's Colors

When crisp, cool mornings awake us and golden hues paint our landscape, we know that our season of Autumn’s Colors has arrived.

A Longwood Christmas

Thousands of seasonal plants fill our Conservatory during A Longwood Christmas. Outside, a magical world awaits.