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  • Sunday, April 28

      • 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 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.

  • 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

  • Sunday, May 05

  • Monday, May 06

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Succulents on Structures

      Make your own succulent structure and learn how to emulate cracks, crevices, and depressions in rocks.

      • 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.

      • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Crevice Gardening in a Trough

      Learn about crevice garden care and take home a completed crevice garden within a trough.

      • 2:00 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, May 07

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

      Young guests can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of our Gardens. 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

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Wednesday, May 08

      • 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

      A Naturalist’s Notebook

      Observe the wonders of the natural world and capture what you see and feel as you draw, paint, and write in a blank journal.

      • 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

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, May 09

  • Friday, May 10

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Mother’s Day Weekend

      Celebrate mom by spending a day in the Gardens and enjoying our Main Fountain Garden with the return of daily fountain performances.

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Let’s Celebrate Moms!

      Master new accent techniques and create a stunning arrangement that will delight Mom.

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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 10:30 am to 11:30 am

      Meadow Bluebird Walks

      Find out more about our bluebird program as we walk to several of the bluebird houses found in the Meadow Garden. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm
      • 6:15 pm
      • 7:15 pm
      • 8:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      • 2:00 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      • 7:15 pm to 10:00 pm

      Pop-up Luminary Nights

      Join us for a spectacular display of artistry during our pop-up Luminary Nights this Saturday nigut.

      • 9:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

  • Saturday, May 11

  • Sunday, May 12

      • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

      Mother’s Day Weekend

      Celebrate mom by spending a day in the Gardens and enjoying our Main Fountain Garden with the return of daily fountain performances.

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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

  • Monday, May 13

      • 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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, May 14

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Weed Identification (Spring)

      Classroom instruction and field observation will focus on life cycles, key characteristics, and plant structures.

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

      Young guests can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of our Gardens. Free with Gardens Admission.

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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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

      Tips for Turf Diagnosis (Spring)

      Learn signs, symptoms, and management strategies to remedy common turfgrass problems.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      • 2:00 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Wednesday, May 15

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Pest Identification (Spring)

      Explore our vast outdoor landscape and identify common pest signs and symptoms with an IPM specialist.

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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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

      Plant Disease Identification

      Learn the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause them, and how to apply controls as necessary.

      • 2:00 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, May 16

  • Friday, May 17

  • Saturday, May 18

  • Sunday, May 19

  • Monday, May 20

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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, May 21

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

      Young guests can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of our Gardens. Free with Gardens Admission.

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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      • 2:00 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Wednesday, May 22

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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 10:30 am to 11:30 am

      Forest Ecology Walk

      Learn more about Longwood’s native woodlands as well as the plants and animals that call them home. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

      Floral Fun May: Neon

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

  • May 9–September 29, 2019

    Festival of Fountains

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

    Learn more

    Thursday, May 23

  • Friday, May 24

  • Saturday, May 25

  • Sunday, May 26

      • 9:00 am

      Delaware Photographic Society

      Explore a summer 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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 9:15 pm

      Fireworks & Fountains Shows

      Fireworks fly, fountains dance, and music sets the tone during these captivating evenings.

  • Monday, May 27

      • 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

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Tuesday, May 28

      • 9:00 am

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 10:00 am
      • 10:45 am

      Family Story Time

      Young guests can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of our Gardens. Free with Gardens Admission.

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

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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.

      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      • 2:00 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Wednesday, May 29

      • 9:00 am

      Delaware Photographic Society

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

      • 11:15 am
      • 1:15 pm
      • 3:15 pm
      • 5:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      • 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

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

  • Thursday, May 30

  • Friday, May 31

  • Saturday, June 01

      • 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

      Gardens Closed

      On June 1, we will be closed to everyone except Wine & Jazz Festival ticketholders.

      • 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

      Wine & Jazz Festival

      Enjoy the sounds of live jazz throughout our Gardens as you savor fine wines from around the world.