Talks with the Gardeners
About these Talks
Meet our gardeners and learn how they create our displays, including training chrysanthemums, handcrafting Christmas ornaments, and more.
Tuesdays–Thursdays at 1:00 pm
Free with Gardens admisson.
Flower Garden Walk Highlights
This historic Flower Garden Walk was designed by our founder, Pierre S. du Pont. Find out more about this beautiful garden and the man who created it.
October 2, 9
Wonders of the Victoria
Join a Longwood gardener and hear about the magnificent Victoria waterlily.
September 5, 12, 19, 26
Explore the history and native horticulture of Peirce’s Woods.
Flower Garden Walk Display Management
Discover how our horticulture team plans, plants, and manages this beautiful historic garden.
Forest Ecology Walk
Take a guided forest walk with Longwood’s Land Steward and hear about our forest ecology and management.
Idea Garden, Vegetable Garden Care
See how our gardening staff care for and grow some amazing vegetables.
Get tips and tricks on proper pruning techniques from our gardening staff.
September 24, 25
Flower Garden Walk Heritage Talk
Explore the history and heritage surrounding Longwood’s first garden.
October 3, 10, 17, 29, 30, 31
Installing Christmas Lights
Meet our arborists and see what it takes to install a half-million Christmas lights.
October 8, 16
Crafting Christmas Ornaments
Get a sneak peak at the beautiful, handmade Christmas ornaments that will be used in this year’s display.
October 22, 23, 24
Get the inside scoop on how we orchestrate this one-of-a-kind display.
November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21
Creating the Christmas Display
Get an unprecedented preview of the elegant Conservatory Music Room Christmas display.