The Main Fountain Garden during the daytime in summer.

Spanning more than 1,100 acres, our Gardens showcase horticultural splendor, intricate fountain systems, architectural grandeur, and so much more—all with conservation at the core of our mission. With our spectacular displays and year-round, dynamic beauty—made possible by our renowned horticultural expertise—we are proud to be one of the most-visited gardens in the country. 

Our beauty extends far beyond our displays. We value excellence in all aspects of our work—from our dedication to professional leadership and innovative practices, to our commitment to delivering genuine hospitality, to our devotion to our civic responsibility. We extend our brand beyond one place with mission-focused programs that are shaping the horticultural leaders of tomorrow; engaging with our regional and global community; advancing our scientific endeavors through research and conservation programs; and more. Looking to our future, the successful completion and opening of Longwood Reimagined continues our legacy of innovation, and the acquisition of Longwood at Granogue—a 505-acre property part of a critical regional conservation effort—reflects our commitment to being a forward-thinking, model institution with stewardship and beauty at the forefront.

Our Mission Statement

Longwood Gardens is the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont bringing joy and inspiration to everyone through the beauty of nature, conservation, and learning.

Our Vision

We envision a world where beauty is accessible to all. We are leaders and innovators in the art and science of horticulture. We present extraordinary experiences to bring pleasure, foster well-being, and spark imagination. We enrich society through learning and training programs, research, stewardship of the land, and community engagement.

Contact Us

You can reach us by email or by phone at 610.388.1000

Other Longwood Properties

  • Longwood Cemetery
    a cemetary with bright green grass, blue skies, and two large trees

    Longwood Cemetery

    The cemetery sits on land once granted by William Penn, located directly in front of the 1854 historic Longwood Meeting House—which then served as the home of the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends—and at the entrance to Longwood Gardens.

  • Longwood at Granogue
    A mansion sitting at the crest of a hill, surrounded by trees and fields against a golden sky.

    Longwood at Granogue

    A 505-acre cultural landscape, Longwood at Granogue, located in Wilmington, DE, offers stunning views of the surrounding Brandywine Valley.

People walking in a line down a garden path bursting wtih tulips in spring.

IDEA Values

Longwood Gardens is committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment that celebrates the complexities and differences of all living things. We welcome, respect, diverse, backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. Diversity creates a more beautiful world, sparks innovation, and unites us.