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One of the world’s great gardens, Longwood’s story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship.

Our Gardens are a living expression of all that our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.

Our Rich History

Years before it was a public garden, the land on which Longwood Gardens stands was home to the native Lenni Lenape tribe and Quaker farmers. Since then, the land has undergone significant transformation to become the magnificent property that is enjoyed by more than a million guests each year.

Creating a Vision for the Future

Our ability to be leaders in public horticulture lies in our deliberate planning and adherence to the principles on which we were founded.

Our Mission


Our reputation as a leader in horticultural excellence was established by our founder Pierre S. du Pont.


We proudly offer a vibrant selection of world-class learning opportunities for both children and adults.

The Arts

As one of the premier performance venues in the Philadelphia region, we have been delighting guests with an eclectic array of events for more than a century.

Key Initiatives


This is our story of sustainability and of our future—a story that illustrates our commitment to the preservation and improvement of the earth’s natural resources.