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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 featuring more chrysanthemums than ever before!

More than 17,000 chrysanthemums were nurtured and trained, some for more than a year, by our horticulturists to resemble balls, spirals, columns, pagodas, and more. Chrysanthemum Festival is the largest display of exhibition chrysanthemums in the United States. The star of the show, the Thousand Bloom Mum, boasts more than 1,500 perfectly arranged yellow flowers on one plant and is the largest grown outside of Asia.

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

From the beauty of our Meadow Garden to the laughter of children in our Pumpkin Playground, Autumn's Colors is one of our liveliest seasons.

A Longwood Christmas

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