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  • Sunday, March 31

      • 9:00 am

      Member Appreciation Days

      Enjoy 20% discounts in The GardenShop, 1906, and The Café.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Professional Horticulture Student Plant Sale

      Support our Professional Horticulture Program while shopping for beautiful plants and special arrangements.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

      A Splash of Brilliance

      Look for a splash of something new in The GardenShop and join us for a book signing with Colvin Randall.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Interpretations in Colored Pencils (Spring)

      6 sessions. Learn techniques to capture the elusive subtleties of nature.

      • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

      Introduction to Ikebana (Spring)

      2 sessions. This course will introduce you to Ikebana in general, featuring two different schools of study.

      • 3:00 pm

      David Christopher

      David Christopher is Organist/Director of Music at the Episcopal Church of Sts Andrew & Matthew, and Conductor/Music Director of Delaware ChoralArts.

  • Monday, April 01

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, April 02

  • Wednesday, April 03

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Floral Fun April: Sodium

      Create a themed design, perfect for weekend entertaining, to give as a gift, or just to enjoy at home.

  • Thursday, April 04

  • Friday, April 05

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Community Conversation with Thor Hanson

      Hear Thor Hanson discuss his journey through the world of seeds and their extraordinary impact on the world.

  • Saturday, April 06

  • Sunday, April 07

  • Monday, April 08

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Birds of Longwood Walks

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, April 09

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Learning at Longwood

      Find out how we delight your mind, satisfy your curiosity, and advance your career ... or simply have fun. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

      Fit for a Queen

      Simon Lycett showcases decorations inspired by the celebrations for which he provides his own unique floral fabulousness.

  • Wednesday, April 10

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Hail Britannia

      Discover how to give your designs a touch of Britannia using fragrance and flowers inspired by the Commonwealth.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Reaching Royal Heights

      Study under one of the hottest and most renowned floral designers of today—Simon Lycett.

  • Thursday, April 11

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Regally Arranged

      Work with Simon Lycett creating designs that would grace the tables of Buckingham Palace and dazzle your guests with your new skills.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Learning at Longwood

      Find out how we delight your mind, satisfy your curiosity, and advance your career ... or simply have fun. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Friday, April 12

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 8:00 pm

      Nellie McKay

      Acclaimed singer-songwriter and actress Nellie McKay will perform music from her most recent album, Sister Orchid.

  • Saturday, April 13

  • Sunday, April 14

  • Monday, April 15

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 9:00 am

      Member Appreciation Days

      Enjoy 20% discounts in The GardenShop, 1906, and The Café.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 2:00 pm

      Meet Our Mystery Guest

      Who will you meet? Engage with Longwood staff and students and learn more about their horticultural careers. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, April 16

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Learning at Longwood

      Find out how we delight your mind, satisfy your curiosity, and advance your career ... or simply have fun. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

      The Wild Garden, Designed

      4 sessions. Utilize an understanding of individual plant morphology to create a thriving landscape.

  • Wednesday, April 17

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 2:00 pm

      Meet Our Mystery Guest

      Who will you meet? Engage with Longwood staff and students and learn more about their horticultural careers. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • March 30–May 5, 2019

    Spring Blooms

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

    Learn more

    Thursday, April 18

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Learning at Longwood

      Find out how we delight your mind, satisfy your curiosity, and advance your career ... or simply have fun. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

      Ornamental and Native Shrubs

      6 sessions. Discover some of the most outstanding shrubs for the home landscape.

      • 8:00 pm

      The Crossroads Project: Rising Tide

      The Fry Street Quartet and climate physicist Dr. Robert Davies weave together art and science in a global sustainability performance.

  • Friday, April 19

      • 5:30 am to 9:00 am

      By the Dawn’s Early Light

      Photograph Longwood in the splendor of early morning's golden light.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 2:00 pm

      Meet Our Mystery Guest

      Who will you meet? Engage with Longwood staff and students and learn more about their horticultural careers. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Saturday, April 20

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Botanically Inspired Jewelry: Seed Pendant

      2 sessions. Create a pendant with dried botanicals or seeds for a one-of-a-kind piece incorporating nature’s glamour.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Easter Weekend

      Enjoy a flower-filled stroll indoors and out this Easter Weekend in the beauty of our Gardens.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

      Education Live

      Sample our Continuing Education classes with live demonstrations and talks by Longwood instructors. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

      Shop and Talk Local at The GardenShop

      Meet local artisans and shop their collections inspired by our Gardens.

  • Sunday, April 21

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Easter Weekend

      Enjoy a flower-filled stroll indoors and out this Easter Weekend in the beauty of our Gardens.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

  • Monday, April 22

      • 9:00 am

      Member Appreciation Days

      Enjoy 20% discounts in The GardenShop, 1906, and The Café.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

      Birds of Longwood Walks

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

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 2:00 pm

      Meet Our Mystery Guest

      Who will you meet? Engage with Longwood staff and students and learn more about their horticultural careers. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, April 23

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Learning at Longwood

      Find out how we delight your mind, satisfy your curiosity, and advance your career ... or simply have fun. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 8:00 pm

      ETHEL & Robert Mirabal: The River

      Inspired by water as the embodiment of spirit, this cross-cultural concert evokes Native American traditions through contemporary music.

  • Wednesday, April 24

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 2:00 pm

      Meet Our Mystery Guest

      Who will you meet? Engage with Longwood staff and students and learn more about their horticultural careers. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, April 25

  • Friday, April 26

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 2:00 pm

      Meet Our Mystery Guest

      Who will you meet? Engage with Longwood staff and students and learn more about their horticultural careers. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Saturday, April 27

      • 9:00 am to 10:30 am

      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 to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 9:30 am
      • 11:00 am

      Member Orientation

      Join us to learn more about your Membership and enjoy a Garden tour and Scavenger Hunt.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

      Education Live

      Sample our Continuing Education classes with live demonstrations and talks by Longwood instructors. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Growing an Aromatic Life

      Learn selection, planting, harvesting, and processing of herbs for your kitchen and medicine cabinet.

  • Sunday, April 28

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 9:00 am to 11:30 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.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Monday, April 29

      • 9:00 am

      Member Appreciation Days

      Enjoy 20% discounts in The GardenShop, 1906, and The Café.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 2:00 pm

      Meet Our Mystery Guest

      Who will you meet? Engage with Longwood staff and students and learn more about their horticultural careers. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, April 30

  • Wednesday, May 01

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 2:00 pm

      Meet Our Mystery Guest

      Who will you meet? Engage with Longwood staff and students and learn more about their horticultural careers. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, May 02

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Learning at Longwood

      Find out how we delight your mind, satisfy your curiosity, and advance your career ... or simply have fun. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Artfully Arranged

      Bring a fresh vision to fine art with flowers, and design a three-dimensional masterpiece of your own.

  • Friday, May 03

      • 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

      A Garden Tour with “Class”

      Enjoy seeing lovely private gardens of two Longwood instructors, and touring the Scott Arboretum.

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Floral Design Certificate Exam (Spring)

      Students who have completed the requirements of the Floral Design Certificate program are eligible to take the exam.

      • 10:15 am
      • 12:15 pm
      • 2:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
      • 5:55 pm

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 2:00 pm

      Meet Our Mystery Guest

      Who will you meet? Engage with Longwood staff and students and learn more about their horticultural careers. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Saturday, May 04