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About this Outdoor Garden
Adjacent to the Cow Lot is a massive American elm—the lone survivor of an avenue of trees that succumbed to Dutch elm disease.
Every year, Longwood arborists begin work in September stringing and wrapping lights for this extraordinary spectacle. All of our display is illuminated with LED lights – using about 90% less electricity than traditional holiday lights. At the end of this season, we will remove the lights and store for the following season.
The Cow Lot has changed over the years, including the loss of an “avenue of elms” that succumbed to Dutch elm disease and an allée of princess trees that had to be replaced due to their decline—but one thing has remained: the pristine lawn that welcomes our guests as they first enter the Gardens.