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Closeup of small white semi-double chrysanthemums amid variegated foliage.
Hank Davis

From our humble beginnings as a Quaker farmstead and arboretum, to Pierre S. du Pont’s forward-thinking stewardship, to today’s collection of renowned landscape designers, horticulturists, and architects, our great garden of the world evolves and emerges again and again.

Through Longwood Gardens and its program of outstanding horticultural display, every visitor to the Gardens has the opportunity to gain, culturally and spiritually, a better peace of mind.

Russell J. Seibert, Longwood’s first director

Explore nearly 200 acres of lush, formal gardens, open meadows, and winding paths to breathtaking Brandywine Valley vistas. Together, mesmerizing displays, feats of engineering, and science-based research and conservation work harmoniously toward the overarching goal to unite and inspire our guests in appreciation of beauty—as only Longwood can. 

Explore Our Gardens

  • Pompon Mum

    Chrysanthemums are divided into 13 classifications, each representing a distinct flower form.  The pompon mum has small, spherical blooms that are flat when opening, round when mature.  The size of the bloom can range from a small button to a large disbudded bloom almost four inches in diameter.  Mums are long-lasting cut flowers and you can often find pompon mums in mixed cut flower bouquets.
  • Trifoliate-orange

    In addition to fragrant, white, spring flowers and interesting green stems and thorns, the citrus-like fruit of this thorny shrub gives it a unique interest in late summer and early autumn.  The small fruits will turn from green to orange and have a slightly sour and acidic taste.  The skin can be candied or made into marmalade.