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Trees as Connectors
The Songs of Trees is this year’s Community Read selection for Haskell’s poetic take on how human history, ecology, and well-being are intertwined with the lives of trees.
Cultivating All We Are in The Garden Shop
On our one-year anniversary of The Garden Shop refresh, we reflect on a year of new people, new products, and new processes in the shop … and we invite you to experience all The Garden Shop has to offer.
Stewarding (and Learning) Our Land
At Longwood, how do we—Longwood’s Land Stewardship and Ecology team—work to address and advance these complex systems of study here at Longwood and beyond?
Science Behind the Beauty: Orchid Conservation at Longwood
Longwood developed its Orchid Conservation Program in 2015 to ensure that a variety of orchid species are saved for generations to come.
Building Community in Our Community Read
Each year dozens of organizations across our region join together to present programs around the topics covered in our Community Read books.
Orchids: An International Floral Emblem
Let’s take a trip abroad and explore which orchids that locales from Guatemala to the Seychelles have chosen to recognize and celebrate in their currency, their culture, and more … and discover when those revered orchids are in bloom here at Longwood.
Community Read: A Conversation with Author David George Haskell
Guided by Student Curiosity
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.
Five Strangers, One Incredible Experience
Living and working with five mid-career professionals—as our Fellows cohort does—is challenging, rewarding, fun, supportive, frustrating, at times lonely, inspiring, and sometimes hard to put into words.
Planting the Seed
This project may lead to findings that could inform future orchid restoration plantings at Longwood, throughout Pennsylvania, and beyond … but also one that we hope could help inspire a new generation of conservationists.
A Goodbye, A Beginning
Here at Longwood, our trees are like family. They’re the reason Longwood exists—the backbone of our Gardens.
Music to Our Ears
Starting this month, live music returns to the splendor of our Conservatory—and we are honored to bring to you a fantastic lineup of artists.
Unraveling a History Mystery
In August 2021, the Longwood Gardens Library received a sizable donation of archival material from the Kennett Library, documenting the lives and stories of the people of Kennett Square— foremost among them the famous author and diplomat Bayard Taylor.
Using Sound Technology to Make Sound Decisions
In the last year, we have started to use a PiCUS Sonic Tomograph, a device that uses sound wave technology to advance tree care and the accuracy of tree risk assessments by allowing arborists to get a look at the inside of the tree when assessing its structural integrity.
Longwood’s Weeping Beeches: Their Origins and Significance
Longwood is the proud home of two specimens on view that represent a strikingly impressive form of Fagus sylvatica, and whose beautifully undulating lines are perhaps best appreciated during the winter months after their leaves have fallen.
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.
A Place of Family
Even with all its grandeur, our Music Room scene still feels intimate, cozy, and welcoming … and that’s the exact sentiment we’ve set out to achieve in this spectacular fireside lodge setting.
The Beauty (and Possibilities) of Dried Flowers
Here at Longwood (and at home), arrangements made from dried flowers serve as spectacular options for the holiday (or any) season … and they help showcase and celebrate the beauty of plants long after their natural growing season.
The Art of Alpine
Our Exhibition Hall has been transformed into a true environment, meant to whisk you away to an entirely different world. How we created this world is a story in itself.