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Blooms & Bamboo

Blooms & Bamboo
Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry

Dates & Price

On View October 3–November 17, 2019


Free with Gardens Admission

Masterworks of Ikebana—the time-honored Japanese art of flower arrangement—along with masterfully grown chrysanthemums take center stage at Longwood Gardens this fall. Headmaster of Sogetsu Iemoto Akane Teshigahara has created towering displays of bamboo and natural elements exclusively designed for our Conservatory. This larger-than-life Ikebana that you can walk through is showcased amid 23 Ikebana arrangements throughout the Conservatory, crafted by designers near and abroad … as well as the jaw-dropping splendor of thousands of blooming chrysanthemums trained into imaginative forms and shapes by Longwood’s own horticulture masters. Experience the extraordinary artistry of Blooms & Bamboo only at Longwood Gardens.

Don’t miss our Sogetsu Demonstration on October 3, 2019, and our Sogetsu Workshop on October 4, 2019, both led by Headmaster of Sogetsu Iemoto Akane Teshigahara. Tickets for these special events on sale soon. Please check back for more information.

Chrysanthemum Festival
October 24–November 17, 2019

Experience the largest display of exhibition chrysanthemums in the United States. Our horticulture experts work daily throughout the seasons to meticulously nurture and train more than 17,000 chrysanthemums into giant orbs, spirals, pagodas, columns, and other unique forms. Don’t miss our Thousand Bloom Mum—a single plant bearing more than 1,000 perfect blooms on a single stem. The result is simply astounding.