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Blooms and Bamboo Season

Blooms & Bamboo

Now–November 17, 2019

See Our Newest Twist on Fall

Autumn is here … and with it our masterful Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry. This once-in-a-lifetime experience features towering Ikebana bamboo art forms, enchanting Asian arrangements, and thousands of blooming chrysanthemums throughout our Conservatory, crafted by masters from near and abroad. The world’s pre-eminent master of Ikebana Sogetsu, Headmaster Akane Teshigahara, has created spiraling and twisting works of bamboo art exclusively for our Conservatory. The result? Extraordinary. 

Our Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum—a single plant bearing more than 1,000 perfect blooms on a single stem—makes its dazzling debut October 24. This season, the sky’s the limit.

Autumn at Longwood … a work of art.

On View Now–November 17, 2019

Timed Admission Tickets Required

Member Reservations Required Thursdays–Saturdays through October 26 if Arriving after 3:00 pm

Sell Out Likely

The Making of Blooms & Bamboo
Fountain Performances
Now–October 27

Enjoy more daily fountain performances than ever before.

Illuminated Fountain Performances

Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, Now–October 26. Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

Fountain Shows
Daily Now–January 5, 2020

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

Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of Autumn
Live Music in the Beer Garden
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      Upcoming Events

      Monday, October 14

      Birds of Longwood Walks

      Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. Free with Gardens Admission.

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      Spotlight Talks: Blooms & Bamboo

      Enjoy a tour of our chrysanthemum display and Ikebana Sogetsu masterworks. Free with Gardens Admission.

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      Tuesday, October 15

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Blooms & Bamboo

      Enjoy a tour of our chrysanthemum display and Ikebana Sogetsu masterworks. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      The Paco de Lucía Project

      The Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist.

      8:00 pm

      Wednesday, October 16

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Blooms & Bamboo

      Enjoy a tour of our chrysanthemum display and Ikebana Sogetsu masterworks. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Thursday, October 17

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Blooms & Bamboo

      Enjoy a tour of our chrysanthemum display and Ikebana Sogetsu masterworks. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      8:15 pm

      Friday, October 18

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Blooms & Bamboo

      Enjoy a tour of our chrysanthemum display and Ikebana Sogetsu masterworks. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Festive Friday: Philly, We Love You

      Celebrate all things Philadelphia while enjoying an evening out in our Gardens.

      5:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      8:15 pm

      Saturday, October 19

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Meadow Garden Wildflower Walks

      Join our wildflower experts in our meadow to discover what’s in bloom. Free with Gardens Admission.

      10:30 am

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Blooms & Bamboo

      Enjoy a tour of our chrysanthemum display and Ikebana Sogetsu masterworks. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      8:15 pm

      Sunday, October 20

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Meadow Garden Wildflower Walks

      Join our wildflower experts in our meadow to discover what’s in bloom. Free with Gardens Admission.

      10:30 am

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Blooms & Bamboo

      Enjoy a tour of our chrysanthemum display and Ikebana Sogetsu masterworks. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm
      Explore our Seasons

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

      November 22, 2019–January 5, 2020

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

      January 18–March 22, 2020

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

      March 28–May 3, 2020

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

      May 7–September 27, 2020