The Gardens will close at 6:00 pm on September 28, 29 & 30 to everyone but ticket holders for our sold-out Drones & Fountains Shows. Last entry for those without Drones & Fountains Show tickets is 3:00 pm.
Self-Guided Fall Field Trips are available during regular Gardens hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the following periods:
Monday, September 18–Friday, November 10, 2023
For current availability, call Group Visits: 610-388-5223
Requests for Spring 2024 will be available 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 10 through 5:00 PM Tuesday, January 23.
If you submitted a field trip reservation request before registration closed, please be on the lookout for your field trip reservation request confirmation. Your confirmation will be sent to your supplied email address by Friday, August 25 at 5:00 pm.
Confirm your reservation. After receiving your confirmation email from us, please confirm your reservation by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 1, 2023 by calling 610.388.5223.
If any open field trip slots remain, you will be able to view any openings beginning August 28 at 10:00 am. You may register for any remaining field trip slots at that time, but must submit a registration request at least three weeks prior to the requested visit date.
Final student and adult count is due three weeks prior to the visit date. A ratio of 1 adult to 5 students is required. Full Garden admission will be charged to adults that are not included in the final group count. Adults may use their Longwood Membership to enter the Gardens. Please note that advance Member Reservations may be required, please refer to the Membership section of the website for more information.
Please send check payments to:
Group Visits Office/K-12 Reservations
PO Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Credit Card payments may be made via phone, by calling our Group Visits office at 610-388-5223.
Longwood Gardens Federal Tax ID# is 51-0110625.
Groups must travel by bus.
Title I Schools may apply for reimbursement, up to $500 per bus. Please indicate interest on the Field Trip registration form. Grants will be approved after field trips are booked.
Food is available for purchase in The Café. Please note picnicking or bringing in any outside food or beverages (except water) is not permitted in the Gardens.
We offer a Picnic Area located outside the main part of our Gardens and across the street from the main parking lot (two-minute drive) for Longwood visitors, available seasonally (mid-April through early-October). Please plan on having your lunch before or after your visit, as re-entry to the Gardens is not currently permitted.
Field trips are held rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bringing water bottles and wearing sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.
To ensure guest safety, Longwood may cancel your visit due to predicted severe weather conditions in the Gardens. Notification will occur up to one day prior to your visit. Your visit date will be re-booked based on availability or a full refund will be issued.