Gardens By Season View All Gardens
- About this Garden Oak and Conifer Knoll
A glorious vista in all seasons, this area is particularly stunning in the early spring when thousands of purple crocuses, yellow winter aconites, scilla, and chiondoxa create a spectacular floral carpet
- About this Garden Mediterranean Garden
Color abounds in this Garden, which celebrates plants grown in Mediterranean-type climates characterized by moist, cool winters and hot, dry summers.
- About this Garden Orangery
One of our most iconic spaces, this stately greenhouse is a symphony of highly choreographed color and plant combinations.
- About this Garden Exhibition Hall
Together with the Orangery, the Exhibition Hall is the centerpiece of the 1921 Conservatory.
- About this Garden East Conservatory
Offering grand views and tranquil, intimate spaces, the East Conservatory encourages guests to linger and explore.
- About this Garden Camellia House
These large, evergreen shrubs delight visitors with spectacular, brilliantly colored blooms from October through March.
Gardens By Type View All Gardens
- Indoor Gardens Silver Garden
Moonlight seems to bounce off the gray and silver-foliaged plants that fill this Garden, which mimics the dry, arid landscapes found in Mediterranean and desert regions.
- Indoor Gardens Banana House
Stand under towering 30-foot herbaceous plants filled with unique flowers and highly recognizable fruit.
- About this Garden Tropical Terrace
This rainforest-like paradise is filled with hundreds of tropical plants with bold textures and colors.
- About this Garden Fern Passage
Walk through this cool, green passageway of ferns and explore both familiar and exotic specimens from our collection.
- About this Garden Estate Fruit House
Trained nectarine trees, grape vines, melons, lemons, tomatoes, figs, and other fruits create a sensuous garden experience that is half art, half horticulture.
- About this Garden Bonsai Display
Experience a living art gallery that changes with the seasons when you visit this miniature forest.
Signature Plants View All Gardens
At Longwood, we force the blue poppies to flower every year in March. These cultivar produce large flowers that are four-inches in diameter on average.
Canna (Canna x generalis) is a staple in the summer garden, adding color, texture and a tropical feel. At Longwood, cannas provide critical height in the borders and conservatory.
Our eye-catching chrysanthemum displays use grafting techniques that date back more than 400 years to Japan and China.
For many years, ‘Cornflower Blue’ cineraria was a traditional crop in the late winter/early spring display at Longwood Gardens.
This plant’s slightly fragrant, yellow flowers have petals that overlap to produce a beautiful floral display.
While most people are familiar with commercial poinsettias that measure between one- and two-feet-tall, our tree-form poinsettias can reach heights of seven feet with heads measuring five feet in diameter.