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

      • 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 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.

      • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

      Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory 2018

      Five-session course. Discuss the contemporary theory of sustainable landscape design while learning alternative methods.

  • Wednesday, October 03

  • Thursday, October 04

      • 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 05

      • 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 06

      • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Macro in the Meadow—Wait List

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

      • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Basic Floral Design I (Fall 2018)—Wait List

      Three-session course. Learn the fundamentals of floral design: how to condition flowers and use floral foam, tape, and wire.

      • 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.

  • Sunday, October 07

      • 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 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 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.

  • 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 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 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.

      • 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.