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  • Sunday, September 30

  • Monday, October 01

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, October 02

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

      Young guests can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of our Gardens. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

      • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

      Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory Class (2018)

      5 sessions. Discuss the theory of sustainable landscape design while learning alternative methods.

  • Wednesday, October 03

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

      Certified Horticulturists Program Examination Test Site Fall 2018

      The Certified Horticulturist Program recognizes talented, knowledgeable practitioners working in horticulture.

  • Thursday, October 04

  • Friday, October 05

  • Saturday, October 06

      • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Macro in the Meadow Class

      Zoom in on the intricate beauty of our Meadow Garden, including its bugs, butterflies, and other pollinators.

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

      Meadow Wildflower Walk

      Join our wildflower experts on our meadow trails to discover what’s in bloom. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm
      • 7:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      • 8:15 pm

      Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

  • Sunday, October 07

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

      • 3:00 pm

      Jackson Borges Performance

      Jackson Borges is Organist and Director of Music for The Episcopal Parish of All Saints’ Church and St. George’s Chapel in Delaware.

  • Monday, October 08

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Birds of Longwood Walks

      Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm
      • 1:30 pm
      • 2:30 pm

      Live Organ Demonstration

      Free with Gardens admission. Enjoy a free live organ demonstration with Principal Organist Peter Richard Conte.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      A Second Look at Fall Plants to Extend the Season Class

      Three sessions. Explore underused plants that add impact when your garden is gearing up for frost.

  • Tuesday, October 09

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

      Young guests can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of our Gardens. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

  • Wednesday, October 10

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, October 11

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm
      • 7:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Orchids Level II: All About Roots Class

      In this class, learn to cultivate healthy roots through an in-depth potting workshop.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Lantern Display

      Autumn days bring Asian-inspired paper lanterns to our Conservatory, illuminated on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in October.

      • 8:15 pm

      Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

  • Friday, October 12

      • 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

      Gardener and the Chef: Garlic Class 2018

      Sample garlic as it’s used in kitchens around the world and learn to utilize it in ways you never knew with executive Chef Will Brown.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm
      • 7:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Lantern Display

      Autumn days bring Asian-inspired paper lanterns to our Conservatory, illuminated on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in October.

      • 8:15 pm

      Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

  • Saturday, October 13

  • Sunday, October 14

  • Monday, October 15

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, October 16

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

      • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

      Plant Science: Plant Physiology and Anatomy Class

      Six session course. Gain an appreciation of the chemical processes that enable plants to make their own food.

  • Wednesday, October 17

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      American Birding Association Monthly Bird Hikes

      Search our Meadow Garden for species that call the area home. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Designing Water Symposium

      Join experts in garden design, landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, and ecology to discuss concepts and strategies for designing water.

  • Thursday, October 18

      • 8:15 am to 6:30 pm

      Designing Water Symposium

      Join experts in garden design, landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, and ecology to discuss concepts and strategies for designing water.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm
      • 7:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Lantern Display

      Autumn days bring Asian-inspired paper lanterns to our Conservatory, illuminated on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in October.

      • 8:15 pm

      Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

  • Friday, October 19

      • 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

      Photographing Fall Colors Inside and Out

      Focus on colors inside and out, with emphasis on our spectacular chrysanthemum display and fall landscape.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

      Perennial Plant Conference

      This event brings together recognized experts for a day long conference with an educational focus.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm
      • 7:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Lantern Display

      Autumn days bring Asian-inspired paper lanterns to our Conservatory, illuminated on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in October.

      • 8:15 pm

      Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

  • Saturday, October 20

  • Sunday, October 21

  • Now–November 18, 2018

    Autumn's Colors

    From the beauty of our Meadow Garden to children enjoying our Garden Railway, this is one of our liveliest seasons.

    Learn more

    Monday, October 22

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Birds of Longwood Walks

      Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, October 23

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 10:30 am to 11:30 am

      Forest and Woodland Management Walk

      Join our Land Stewardship Manager and discover how Longwood stewards its woodlands, using short and long-term planning strategies. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

  • Wednesday, October 24

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, October 25

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Enjoy our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to form orbs, spirals, pagodas, and more.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm
      • 7:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Lantern Display

      Autumn days bring Asian-inspired paper lanterns to our Conservatory, illuminated on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in October.

      • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Floral Fun Class October 2018

      Create a themed design, perfect for weekend entertaining, to give as a gift, or just to enjoy at home.

      • 8:15 pm

      Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

  • Friday, October 26

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      From Garden to Table Design Class

      Create a natural design using locally sourced flowers and foliage to inspire and encourage you to create from your own garden.

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Enjoy our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to form orbs, spirals, pagodas, and more.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm
      • 7:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Lantern Display

      Autumn days bring Asian-inspired paper lanterns to our Conservatory, illuminated on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in October.

      • 8:15 pm

      Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

  • Saturday, October 27

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Enjoy our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to form orbs, spirals, pagodas, and more.

      • 9:00 am to 10:30 am

      Beginner Bird Hikes

      Join our experienced volunteers as they introduce you to bird watching on an easy hike through the Meadow Garden. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Floral Design Certificate Exam (Fall 2018)

      Students who have completed the requirements of the Floral Design Certificate program are eligible to take the exam.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Ikebana and Bonsai Exhibit

      Hosted by Philadelphia Chapter of Ikebana Internat'l, Ameriseki Group of N.A. Viewing Stone Society, & Brandywine Bonsai Society.

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

      Meadow Wildflower Walk

      Join our wildflower experts on our meadow trails to discover what’s in bloom. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm
      • 7:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Lantern Display

      Autumn days bring Asian-inspired paper lanterns to our Conservatory, illuminated on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in October.

      • 8:15 pm

      Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

  • Sunday, October 28

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Ikebana and Bonsai Exhibit

      Hosted by Philadelphia Chapter of Ikebana Internat'l, Ameriseki Group of N.A. Viewing Stone Society, & Brandywine Bonsai Society.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Enjoy our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to form orbs, spirals, pagodas, and more.

      • 9:00 am to 11:30 am

      Meadow Birding Hikes

      Join our experienced birding volunteers as they lead you through the Meadow Garden in search of our resident and migratory bird species. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Fountain Performances

      Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US. Ticket required.

  • Monday, October 29

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Enjoy our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to form orbs, spirals, pagodas, and more.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, October 30

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Enjoy our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to form orbs, spirals, pagodas, and more.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Wednesday, October 31

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Enjoy our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to form orbs, spirals, pagodas, and more.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Pumpkin Playground

      Visit our Children’s Corner to see, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins!

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, November 01

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Enjoy our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to form orbs, spirals, pagodas, and more.

      • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

      Black and White Photography Class

      Two sessions. Photographing in black and white is still considered a key skill for the avid photographer.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Friday, November 02

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Enjoy our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to form orbs, spirals, pagodas, and more.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Garden Railway

      Make memories with your little ones in our Garden Railway!

      • 9:00 am to 11:30 am

      Botanically Inspired Jewelry Class (Fall 2018)

      Two-session course. Explore the magic of precious metal clay and create botanically inspired fine silver jewelry.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 8:00 pm

      Peter Richard Conte and Jeremy Filsell Performance

      This innovative program includes a Rachmaninov arrangement for orchestral organ and piano.

  • Saturday, November 03