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Calendar Key
  • Orchid Extravaganza
  • Spring Blooms
  • Summer of Spectacle
  • Chrysanthemum Festival
  • A Longwood Christmas
  • Monday, August 27

      • 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.

  • 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 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.

      • 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.

  • Sunday, September 09

      • 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.

      • 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 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.

      • 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.

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

      Live Organ Demonstrations

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

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Introduction to Ikebana (Fall 2018)—Wait List

      Two session course. This course will introduce you to Ikebana in general, as well as three different schools of study.

  • Wednesday, September 12

      • 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 12:00 pm

      Pest Identification (Fall)

      Explore our vast outdoor landscape and observe and identify common pest signs and symptoms with an IPM specialist.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Plant Disease Identification (Fall)

      Learn to recognize the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause them, and how to apply controls as necessary.

  • Thursday, September 13

      • 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.

      • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

      Deciduous Trees

      Six-session course. This course will cover the identification and landscape uses of deciduous trees found in this region.

      • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

      Landscape Design II

      Ten session course. Delve more deeply into design creativity, detailed garden features, and more advanced graphics.

  • Friday, September 14

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Make Mechanics Matter

      Explore kubari, the placement of branches or twigs in a container to support the materials in the arrangement.

      • 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

      Pastels in Plein Air

      Four-session course. Explore a different garden setting each week to capture its beauty en plein air.

  • Saturday, September 15

      • 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 16

      • 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 17

  • Tuesday, September 18

      • 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 12:00 pm

      Weed Identification (Fall)

      Classroom instruction and field observation will focus on life cycles, key characteristics, and plant structures.

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

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

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management (Fall)

      Learn signs, symptoms, and management strategies to remedy common turfgrass problems.

  • Wednesday, September 19

      • 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, September 20

      • 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.