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  • Sunday, February 24

  • Monday, February 25

  • Tuesday, February 26

      • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm
      • 1:30 pm
      • 2:30 pm

      Live Organ Demonstrations

      Free with Gardens admission. Enjoy a free live organ demonstration with Principal Organist Peter Richard Conte.

  • Wednesday, February 27

      • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

  • Thursday, February 28

      • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Friday, March 01

      • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Principles of Color

      2 sessions. Explore the role of color using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds.

      • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Saturday, March 02

      • 8:00 am to 9:45 am

      Bonsai Basics

      Learn the care and culture of bonsai and techniques for designing and maintaining these sculptured treasures.

      • 8:30 am to 11:30 am

      Sketching for Designers

      5 sessions. Develop a foundation in field sketching techniques through drawing exercises designed for the novice landscape designer.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Wolves: Grow Something Adventure

      Go behind the scenes to learn about the varieties of plants growing in our indoor production greenhouses.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Juniors: Flowers Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Tour the beautiful Conservatory and discover the types of flowers growing year-round.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Cadettes: Trees Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Discover amazing facts about our champion trees and hundred-year-old bonsais.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Brownies: Bugs Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Explore our Gardens and learn about insect body parts, life cycles, and habitats.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Webelos: Into the Woods Adventure

      Learn about the historic trees on our property and investigate the role of trees and plants in the ecosystem.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Bears: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure

      Explore our historic indoor and outdoor Gardens to discover the world of plants and insects.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

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

      • 1:00 pm
      • 4:00 pm

      PHILADANCO

      PHILADANCO is celebrated across the world for innovation, creativity, and preservation of African-American traditions in dance.

  • Sunday, March 03

  • Tuesday, March 05

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Wednesday, March 06

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, March 07

  • Friday, March 08

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Basic Floral Design I (Spring)

      6 sessions. Learn the basics: how to condition flowers and use floral foam, tape, and wire.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Advanced Floral Design I

      6 sessions. Work with challenging concepts and a broad variety of materials to create exceptional designs.

  • Saturday, March 09

  • Sunday, March 10

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Monday, March 11

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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.

      • 9:00 am

      Summer Performance Series Pre-sale

      Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members can purchase tickets in advance of the general public for our Summer Performance Series.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

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

  • Tuesday, March 12

      • 9:00 am

      Summer Performance Series Pre-sale

      Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members can purchase tickets in advance of the general public for our Summer Performance Series.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

      Floral Fun March: Cobalt

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

      • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Small Flowering Trees

      6 sessions. Explore many species of flowering trees—the most eye-catching plants in season.

      • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

      Garden Chat

      Gardens Premium Members get an in-depth look at the Gardens with a Longwood Gardener.

  • Wednesday, March 13

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, March 14

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 8:00 pm

      Sō Percussion

      With multi-genre productions and sensational interpretations of modern classics, Sō Percussion redefines the scope of the percussion ensemble.

  • Friday, March 15

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Saturday, March 16

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      North American Clivia Show

      Enjoy beautiful blooms when the North American Clivia Society brings its annual show to Longwood Gardens.

      • 9:30 am
      • 11:00 am

      Member Orientation

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

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Pencil Power: Basic Drawing

      6 sessions. Draw beautiful lines skillfully and achieve three simple values that result in a dimensional realistic flower or plant.

  • Sunday, March 17

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      North American Clivia Show

      Enjoy beautiful blooms when the North American Clivia Society brings its annual show to Longwood Gardens.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

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

  • Monday, March 18

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      A Second Look at Spring

      3 sessions. Explore underutilized plants that add impact when the rest of your garden is still dormant.

  • Tuesday, March 19

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

      Foliage Manipulation Studio

      Learn techniques such as bending, binding, folding, braiding, and weaving to take your designs to the next level.

  • Wednesday, March 20

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Now–March 24, 2019

    Orchid Extravaganza

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

    Learn more

    Thursday, March 21

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Friday, March 22

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a winter 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 8:00 pm

      David Briggs

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

  • Saturday, March 23

      • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Basic Floral Design II (Spring)

      3 sessions. Extend your skills using a variety of containers and gorgeous floral materials.

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

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Wolves: Grow Something Adventure

      Go behind the scenes to learn about the varieties of plants growing in our indoor production greenhouses.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Brownies: Bugs Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Explore our Gardens and learn about insect body parts, life cycles, and habitats.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Webelos: Into the Woods Adventure

      Learn about the historic trees on our property and investigate the role of trees and plants in the ecosystem.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Bears: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure

      Explore our historic indoor and outdoor Gardens to discover the world of plants and insects.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Juniors: Flowers Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Tour the beautiful Conservatory and discover the types of flowers growing year-round.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Cadettes: Trees Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Discover amazing facts about our champion trees and hundred-year-old bonsais.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

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

      • 8:00 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.

  • Sunday, March 24

      • 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.

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      What’s All the Buzz?

      This honey of a class will take the mystery out of beekeeping.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Bears: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure

      Explore our historic indoor and outdoor Gardens to discover the world of plants and insects.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Webelos: Into the Woods Adventure

      Learn about the historic trees on our property and investigate the role of trees and plants in the ecosystem.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Cadettes: Trees Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Discover amazing facts about our champion trees and hundred-year-old bonsais.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Juniors: Flowers Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Tour the beautiful Conservatory and discover the types of flowers growing year-round.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Brownies: Bugs Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Explore our Gardens and learn about insect body parts, life cycles, and habitats.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Wolves: Grow Something Adventure

      Go behind the scenes to learn about the varieties of plants growing in our indoor production greenhouses.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

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

      • 1:00 pm

      Curtis Student Recitals

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

  • Monday, March 25

      • 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.

  • Tuesday, March 26

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm
      • 1:30 pm
      • 2:30 pm

      Live Organ Demonstrations

      Free with Gardens admission. Enjoy a free live organ demonstration with Principal Organist Peter Richard Conte.

      • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      Floral Jewelry

      Create stunning wearable art with flowers.

  • Wednesday, March 27

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Orchid Extravaganza Sale

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

  • Friday, March 29

      • 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.

      • 8:00 pm

      Monty Alexander Trio–Sold Out

      Legendary pianist Monty Alexander bridges the world of jazz and the music of his native Jamaica in his vibrant, soulful renditions.

  • March 30–May 5, 2019

    Spring Blooms

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

    Learn more

    Saturday, March 30

      • 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 to 12:30 pm

      Open Organ Console Day (Spring)

      Join in the excitement and have your five minutes of fame on The Longwood Organ.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

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

  • 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

      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 on select days with one of our expert staff. 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. 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 on select days with one of our expert staff. 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

      • 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 12:00 pm

      Knowing, Sowing, and Growing: Seeds

      Review proper planting depth, spacing, and placement within the garden for a wide range of vegetable crops and herbs.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Bears: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure

      Explore our historic indoor and outdoor Gardens to discover the world of plants and insects.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Cadettes: Trees Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Discover amazing facts about our champion trees and hundred-year-old bonsais.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Brownies: Bugs Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Explore our Gardens and learn about insect body parts, life cycles, and habitats.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Juniors: Flowers Legacy Naturalist Badge

      Tour the beautiful Conservatory and discover the types of flowers growing year-round.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Webelos: Into the Woods Adventure

      Learn about the historic trees on our property and investigate the role of trees and plants in the ecosystem.

      • 9:30 am to 11:30 am

      Wolves: Grow Something Adventure

      Go behind the scenes to learn about the varieties of plants growing in our indoor production greenhouses.

      • 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.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks

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

      • 8:00 pm

      Selected Shorts

      Experience this hit public radio series and podcast live, for an evening of moving stories with an environmental theme.