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Longwood Reimagined: The Project Continues
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Longwood Reimagined: The Project Continues

In recent months, we’ve reached several notable milestones as our garden expansion continues to take shape and as our cultural landscape evolves … and now is a wonderful time to share with you some of that progress.

By Katie Mobley, on October 12, 2022
Unveiling Big Bonsai News
image of a bonsai tree in a blue pot and gray rock in its roots

Unveiling Big Bonsai News

Our bonsai collection is about to grow by significant depth and breadth and, of course, tremendous beauty.

By Kevin Bielicki with Katie Mobley, on October 4, 2022
Growing From Afar
close up of a waterlily platter with a white lotus flower

Growing From Afar

Even though the Waterlily Court can’t be visited until its 2024 reopening, the aquatic plants for which this space is known—including our famed Victoria water-platters—are still growing and thriving while awaiting their newly refreshed home.

By Katie Mobley, on August 10, 2022
Navigating Our New Orchid House
a close up of a pink orchid with a yellow and red orchid in the background

Navigating Our New Orchid House

Our Orchid House has been completely restored in the same way our founder Pierre S. du Pont would have done it himself—with excellence.

By Greg Griffis, on February 23, 2022
Longwood Reimagined: Beauty in the Making
a heavy construction area with a start of a new building in the middle and surrounded by dirt mounds and trucks

Longwood Reimagined: Beauty in the Making

As our Gardens continue to take shape and as our cultural landscape evolves, we are delighted to share with you a few of the many facets of this incredibly detailed project.

By Katie Mobley, on December 22, 2021
Moving, By the Book
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Moving, By the Book

Whether we’re transplanting our plant collections or moving our precious, one-of-kind library and archives (right down to our oldest book, dated 1635), we must practice a high level of care along the way.

By Gillian Hayward, on July 21, 2021
New Homes for Old Friends
inside of a greenhouse filled with tropical green plants

New Homes for Old Friends

We are the steward of one of the most important collections of gardens and glasshouses, and one perfect example of that commitment lies in the 55 plants we’ve moved from their previous West Conservatory locations to new permanent homes in our Main and East Conservatory display spaces.

By Katie Mobley, on July 7, 2021
Rediscover Our Bonsai
a collection of bonsai trees displayed on elevated platforms

Rediscover Our Bonsai

Our guests now have the chance to interact and engage with our bonsai … including the 10 stunning azalea bonsai trees with cloud-like, vibrant flowers we’ve just now put on display in our East Conservatory, as part of a new rotating bonsai display.

By Kevin Bielicki, on June 9, 2021
Reimagining Our Orchid House

Reimagining Our Orchid House

Upon its fall 2021 reopening, hundreds of orchids at any one time will be lovingly displayed in a more immersive, bountiful experience that will showcase up to 50 percent more orchids from our collection throughout the year.

By Katie Mobley, on April 27, 2021
Reimagination Realized

Reimagination Realized

We are thrilled to announce our newest—and most ambitious—change. Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience is the largest expansion, reimagination, and preservation of our Conservatory and surrounding landscape in Longwood’s modern history.

By Paul B. Redman, on February 18, 2021