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Calendar Key
  • Orchid Extravaganza
  • Spring Blooms
  • Summer of Spectacle
  • Chrysanthemum Festival
  • A Longwood Christmas
  • Monday, August 13

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 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.

  • Tuesday, August 14

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

      Sun Perennials

      Six session course. Learn all about new and unique perennials that are suitable for growing in a sun garden.

      • 7:30 pm

      Ladysmith Black Mambazo

      This South African group expresses peace, love, and harmony while showcasing the vocal style made famous on Paul Simon's Graceland.

  • Wednesday, August 15

      • 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

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Thursday, August 16

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

      Vegetables

      Three session course. Learn to identify and grow 30 crops that perform well in the Delaware Valley.

  • Friday, August 17

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Saturday, August 18

      • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Principles of Color (Summer)

      Two-session course. Explore the role of color using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds.

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 7:30 pm

      Kennett Symphony

      Under the direction of Michael Hall, the Kennett Symphony performs a Shakespearean fairy land program of magic and mystery.

  • Sunday, August 19

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 2:00 pm

      Thomas Gurin

      Carillonneur and composer Thomas Gurin chairs the Yale University Guild of Carilloneurs.

      • 7:30 pm

      Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

      Viral pop sensation Postmodern Jukebox expertly reworks 21st century hits into radically different vintage genres.

  • Monday, August 20

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Tuesday, August 21

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Wednesday, August 22

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Thursday, August 23

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Friday, August 24

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Floral Fun August: Jersey Shore—Wait List

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

  • Saturday, August 25

      • 6:30 am to 1:00 pm

      Photographing Plants from the Amazon

      Join explorer Jon Cox as he shares techniques for capturing the perfect shot as you explore the diversity of plants from the Amazon.

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 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.

      • 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

      Ethnobotany of the Americas

      National Geographic Explorer Roger Mustalish will delve into the relationship between the plants of the Americas and our lives.

  • Sunday, August 26

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 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.

      • 7:30 pm

      The Dan Zanes Trio with Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean

      Bring the whole family when this Grammy winner and trio perform engaging kids’ music in their Longwood debut.

  • Monday, August 27

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 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.

  • Tuesday, August 28

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Wednesday, August 29

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Thursday, August 30

      • 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

      Water, Water, Everywhere—Wait List

      Focus on Longwood’s abundant water features in this hands-on digital photography workshop.

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Friday, August 31

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Saturday, September 01

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 8:15 pm

      Fireworks & Fountains Shows

      Our Fireworks & Fountains Shows return with astonishing awe on six special evenings.

  • Sunday, September 02

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Monday, September 03

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Tuesday, September 04

  • Wednesday, September 05

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Thursday, September 06

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Advanced Floral Design I—Wait List

      Six-session course. Work with challenging concepts and a broad variety of materials to create exceptional designs.

  • Friday, September 07

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Saturday, September 08

      • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

      The Afterlife of Trees

      See how Longwood stewards its trees and keeps their legacy alive by transforming their wood into pieces used in the gardens.

      • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

  • Sunday, September 09

      • 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

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Fearless Watercolor—Wait List

      Six-session course. Relax, paint, laugh, and learn in this fun class open to all skill levels.

      • 2:00 pm

      The Treblemakers

      Good friends and colleagues, Janet Tebbel and Lisa Lonie have been performing as a duo team since the early '90s.

      • 7:30 pm

      NPR's From the Top

      Talented young musicians perform and share their stories during a live recording of NPR’s From the Top hosted by Christopher O’Riley.

  • Monday, September 10

      • (All day)

      Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers—Online

      Fully online. Explore the world of traditional woody plants including flowering trees, shrubs, and conifers.

      • 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

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

      Pierre’s Library

      Three session course. Join us in the Library to discuss three books exploring Italian gardens.

  • Tuesday, September 11

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Festival of Fountains

      Our Main Fountain Garden will dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved limestone, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

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