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Orchid Extravaganza Season

Orchid Extravaganza

Now–March 24, 2019

Connect with Nature at its Most Serene

Experience the peaceful beauty of winter—inside and out.

Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids. Lavish Cymbidium dramatically spill from basins, grand Phalaenopsis float overhead, and tiny orchid species make a big impact, among other show-stopping arrangements.

Step outside into a world of stillness, solace, and subtlety. Take a quiet stroll through our outdoor gardens and reflect amid the solitude.

On View Now–March 24, 2019

Timed Admission Tickets Required

Sell Out Likely

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      Upcoming Events

      Thursday, March 21

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      Friday, March 22

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

      9:00 am

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      David Briggs

      Internationally renowned organist David Briggs performs organ accompaniment to the classic silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923).

      8:00 pm

      Saturday, March 23

      Beginner Bird Hikes

      Join our experienced volunteers as they introduce you to bird watching on an easy hike through the Meadow Garden. Free with Gardens Admission.

      9:00 am

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

      9:00 am

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Chris Smither—Sold Out

      American folk and blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter Chris Smither is hailed for his intricate finger-picking and rhythmic foot-tapping.

      8:00 pm

      Sunday, March 24

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

      9:00 am

      Meadow Birding Hikes

      Join our experienced birding volunteers as they lead you through the Meadow Garden in search of our resident and migratory bird species. Free with Gardens Admission.

      9:00 am

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Curtis Student Recitals

      Experience the stars of tomorrow as they perform solo and chamber music in these pre-graduation recitals.

      1:00 pm

      Monday, March 25

      Birds of Longwood Walks

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

      9:00 am

      Wednesday, March 27

      Orchid Extravaganza Sale

      Purchase orchids displayed in Orchid Extravaganza at discounted prices while supplies last.

      9:00 am
      Explore our Seasons

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

      March 30–May 5, 2019

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

      May 9–September 29, 2019

      From the beauty of our Meadow Garden to children enjoying our Garden Railway, this is one of our liveliest seasons.

      October 3–November 17, 2019

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

      November 22, 2019–January 5, 2020