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.
Educator-Guided Fall Field Trips are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays—beginning Monday, September 18 through Friday, November 10.
Field Trips begin at 10:30 am or 12:00 pm and run for one hour.
To view current availability: Educator-Guided Field Trip Availability Calendar
Maximum of 75 students per program time.
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 are 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.
School lunches permitted in the Terrace Tent area only. Terrace Tent available for no extra charge; advance reservation required.
All school lunches should be collected and placed into a disposable box and labeled with the school name prior to arrival at the Gardens.
To ensure guest safety, Longwood may cancel your visit date due to predicted adverse 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.
Cancellation of a program with less than three weeks prior to visit date may affect a school’s ability to receive free programs or visits in the future.