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  • Sunday, February 24

  • Monday, February 25

  • Tuesday, February 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.

  • Thursday, February 28

  • Friday, March 01

  • Saturday, March 02

      • 8:00 am to 9:45 am

      Bonsai Basics

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

      • 8:30 am to 11:30 am

      Sketching for Designers

      5 sessions. Develop field sketching techniques through drawing exercises for the novice designer.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Orchid Extravaganza

      Discover more about our spectacular display. 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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Orchid Extravaganza

      Discover more about our spectacular display. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 3:00 pm

      Michael Smith

      Minister of Music at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, Smith has performed recitals worldwide.

  • Tuesday, March 05

  • Wednesday, March 06

  • Thursday, March 07

  • Friday, March 08

      • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      Basic Floral Design I

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Orchid Extravaganza

      Discover more about our spectacular display. 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

  • Monday, March 11

  • Tuesday, March 12

  • Wednesday, March 13

  • Thursday, March 14

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Orchid Extravaganza

      Discover more about our spectacular display. 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

  • Saturday, March 16

      • 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 and achieve three simple values that result in a dimensional flower or plant.

  • Sunday, March 17

  • Monday, March 18

  • Tuesday, March 19

  • Wednesday, March 20

  • Thursday, March 21

  • Friday, March 22

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Orchid Extravaganza

      Discover more about our spectacular display. 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

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Orchid Extravaganza

      Discover more about our spectacular display. Free with Gardens Admission.

      • 8:00 pm

      Chris Smither

      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 12:00 pm

      What’s All the Buzz?

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

      • 9:00 am to 11:30 am

      Meadow Birding Hikes

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

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Orchid Extravaganza

      Discover more about our spectacular display. 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

      • 8:00 pm

      Monty Alexander Trio

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

  • Saturday, March 30

  • Sunday, March 31

  • Monday, April 01

  • Tuesday, April 02

  • Wednesday, April 03

  • Thursday, April 04

  • Friday, April 05

  • Saturday, April 06

      • 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.

      • 11:30 am
      • 12:30 pm

      Spotlight Talks: Orchid Extravaganza

      Discover more about our spectacular display. 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.