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Spring Blooms Season

Spring Blooms

Now–May 6, 2018

Our Landscapes Come to Life in a Symphony of Color

There isn't a more beautiful season to explore every inch of our 1,077 acres. The season is heralded by an early display of millions of crocus, winter-aconite, glory-of-the-snow, and daffodils blanketing the grounds.

Stroll through more than 245,000 spring bulbs in bloom in our Idea Garden and Flower Garden Walk, wander through Peirce's Woods where native azaleas and foam-flowers abound, and experience the Meadow Garden in spring, resplendent with flowering trees and delicate herbaceous plants coloring the landscape. 

On View Now–May 6, 2018

Free with Gardens Admission

Experience Spring Blooms
The Gardens
Spring Map

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

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 21

Delaware Photographic Society

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

9:00 am

Garden Highlights

Enjoy a guided walk and discover more about a select historic east garden at peak display. Free with Gardens Admission.

12:30 pm 1:30 pm

Alan Morrison

Alan Morrison presents a program that includes Bach’s Passacaglia BWV 582 and transcriptions from Debussy and Rachmaninoff.

8:00 pm

Sunday, April 22

Delaware Photographic Society

Explore an 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

Garden Highlights

Enjoy a guided walk and discover more about a select historic east garden at peak display. Free with Gardens Admission.

12:30 pm 1:30 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, April 23

Delaware Photographic Society

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

9:00 am

Birds of Longwood Walks

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

9:00 am

Tuesday, April 24

Delaware Photographic Society

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

9:00 am

Garden Highlights

Enjoy a guided walk and discover more about a select historic east garden at peak display. Free with Gardens Admission.

12:30 pm 1:30 pm

Wednesday, April 25

Delaware Photographic Society

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

9:00 am

Garden Highlights

Enjoy a guided walk and discover more about a select historic east garden at peak display. Free with Gardens Admission.

12:30 pm 1:30 pm

Thursday, April 26

Delaware Photographic Society

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

9:00 am

Garden Highlights

Enjoy a guided walk and discover more about a select historic east garden at peak display. Free with Gardens Admission.

12:30 pm 1:30 pm

Friday, April 27

Delaware Photographic Society

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

9:00 am

Garden Highlights

Enjoy a guided walk and discover more about a select historic east garden at peak display. Free with Gardens Admission.

12:30 pm 1:30 pm
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