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Autumns Colors Season

Autumn’s Colors

October 4–November 18, 2018

Experience the Glory of Fall

The crisp fall air heralds the emergence of golden hues, native asters, and graceful meadow grasses in our Gardens. Take a nature walk through our Meadow Garden or delight in the sounds of children’s laughter in our Pumpkin Playground and along our Garden Railway. Set your heart aglow throughout October when Asian-inspired lanterns adorn our Conservatory.

The weather may be turning cooler, but we’re still turning up the heat. Don’t miss the last of this year’s incredible Main Fountain Garden performances and live music in the Beer Garden:
Daytime Fountain Performances in our Main Fountain Garden through October 28.
Illuminated Fountain Performances and Live Music in our Beer Garden on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings through October 27.

Starting October 25, chrysanthemums meticulously grown into unique forms are the stars of Chrysanthemum Festival, including the largest mum in North America. In November, journey with us along the Silk Road during our performing arts series exploring the rich culture of this ancient trade route.

This autumn, it’s all about amazement.

On View October 4–November 18, 2018

Timed Tickets Required.

Free Timed Member Reservations Required after 3:00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October 27.

Sell Out Likely.

Garden Railway

Featuring G-scale locomotives rumbling over almost 400 feet of track, this beautifully landscaped display includes models of favorite Longwood buildings.

The Gardens
Interactive Map

Visit our interactive map to explore Chrysanthemum Festival before you visit and navigate to highlighted features while in our Gardens.

Live Music in the Beer Garden
Live Music in the Beer Garden

Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings through October 27

Sit with family and friends under the stars and enjoy live music in our Beer Garden.
Weather permitting.

Fountain Performances
Daily Now–October 28

Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

Illuminated Fountain Performances
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, Now–October 27

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

Fountain Shows
Daily Now–January 6, 2019

750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

Explore our Seasons

Organ sing-alongs, strolling carolers, and holiday horticulture fill our Gardens with festive cheer.

November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019

Our talented horticulturists celebrate the beauty and variety of orchids with our artful display.

January 19–March 24, 2019

Breathe in the fresh air, watch as the landscape awakens, and relish the beauty of spring in our Gardens.

March 30–April 28, 2019

Spectacular events, glorious gardens, live music, special exhibits, and jaw-dropping fountain performances await.

May 7–September 30, 2018