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Calendar Key
  • Orchid Extravaganza
  • Spring Blooms
  • Summer of Spectacle
  • Chrysanthemum Festival
  • A Longwood Christmas
  • Monday, October 08

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 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.

      • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      A Second Look at Fall: Plants to Extend the Season

      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

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

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

  • Wednesday, October 10

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Thursday, October 11

  • Friday, October 12

      • 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

      The Gardener and the Chef: Garlic—Wait List

      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

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Saturday, October 13

  • Sunday, October 14

      • 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.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Monday, October 15

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Tuesday, October 16

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

      Plant Science: Plant Physiology & Anatomy

      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 11:00 am

      American Birding Association Monthly Bird Hikes

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Thursday, October 18

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Friday, October 19

      • 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

      Photographing Fall Colors Inside and Out

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Saturday, October 20

      • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Sculpted Wire Tree (Morning)

      Aluminum wire will be twisted and shaped into a beautiful one–of–a–kind sculpture. No experience necessary.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

      Sculpted Wire Tree (Afternoon)

      Aluminum wire will be twisted and shaped into a beautiful one–of–a–kind sculpture. No experience necessary.

  • Sunday, October 21

  • Monday, October 22

      • 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.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Tuesday, October 23

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Wednesday, October 24

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Thursday, October 25

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

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

      • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Floral Fun October: Yellowstone National Park—Wait List

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

  • Friday, October 26

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      From Garden to Table Design—Wait List

      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

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

  • Saturday, October 27

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Experience our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to resemble 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 9:00 pm

      Ikebana and Bonsai Exhibit

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 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.

  • Sunday, October 28

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

      Experience our most intensively cultivated display, with thousands of mums nurtured by our experts to resemble 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.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Ikebana and Bonsai Exhibit

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

  • Monday, October 29

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

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

  • Tuesday, October 30

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

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

  • Wednesday, October 31

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

  • Thursday, November 01

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

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

      • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

      Black-and-White Photography

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

  • Friday, November 02

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Autumn’s Colors

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Chrysanthemum Festival

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

      • 9:00 am to 11:30 am

      Botanically Inspired Jewelry (Fall)—Wait List

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