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Calendar Key
  • Orchid Extravaganza
  • Spring Blooms
  • Summer of Spectacle
  • Chrysanthemum Festival
  • A Longwood Christmas
  • 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.

      • 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 12:00 pm

      Pest Identification (Fall)

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

      • 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

      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

      Landscape Design II

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

      • 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.

  • 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 12:00 pm

      Weed Identification (Fall)

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

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • Friday, September 21

      • 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 22

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Paradise Found

      Use large leaves, radiating colors, and unique forms of tropical flowers to effectively create a dramatic design.

      • 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 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.

      • 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Dahlia Show

      Brilliant dahlia blooms fill the Conservatory during The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society Show.

  • Sunday, September 23

      • 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

      Dahlia Show

      Brilliant dahlia blooms fill the Conservatory during The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society Show.

      • 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

      Margaret Pan

      Margaret Pan is a freelance carillonneur in the Boston area, performing regularly at Cohasset and Norwood.

  • Monday, September 24

      • 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, September 25

      • 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.

      • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Floral Fun September: Pennsylvania Dutch Class—Wait List

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

  • Wednesday, September 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.

  • Thursday, September 27

      • 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.

  • Friday, September 28

      • 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 4:00 pm

      Champion Trees of Longwood Tour (Fall)

      This pleasurable onsite tour will have you on the lookout for champion trees: the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees at Longwood.

  • Saturday, September 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.

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Orchids for Beginners (Fall 2018)—Wait List

      This workshop introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home and greenhouse growing.

      • 8:15 pm

      Fireworks & Fountains Shows

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

  • Sunday, September 30

      • 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, October 02

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

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