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Autumns Colors Season

Autumn’s Colors

October 4–November 18, 2018

Experience the Glory of Fall

Outdoors, the beauty of fall beckons as nature’s colors turn vibrant and the hues of the season emerge. Enjoy clear, crisp days and venture into our Gardens for a solitary walk, or explore the Garden Railway, resonating with children’s laughter. Discover the Meadow Garden in its most exuberant season, as late-blooming goldenrod, native asters, and grasses color the landscape.

Our horticulture expertise shines during Chrysanthemum Festival, October 25–November 18. We begin more than a year in advance to grow thousands of chrysanthemums meticulously nurtured and trained into giant orbs, spirals, columns, pagodas, and other unique forms. The Thousand Bloom Mum takes center stage in our East Conservatory, showcasing our talented team of horticulturists' skill in growing one plant covered in more than 1,000 perfect blooms.

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.

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 20–March 25, 2018

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

March 31–May 6, 2018

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

May 7–September 30, 2018