Explore Longwood Gardens

reddish yellow lights and lanterns on outdoor trees reflect in a lake
Becca Mathias

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.

The garden is the smallest parcel of the world and then it is the totality of the world.

Michel Foucault

Explore 400 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

  • Hens-and-chicks Tree

    Our succulent tree is made from 1,800 Sempervivum, Hens-and-chicks hybrids, in a mixture of small and large sizes.  These succulents are cold hardy, and their colors will become more vibrant and redder as the air gets colder.  They were placed into sphagnum moss on a tree frame, a process which took five days to complete.
  • Paperwhite Narcissus; Tazetta Daffodil

    These bulbs produce clusters of white, fragrant flowers that can be forced to bloom indoors in winter.  Easy to grow in containers, paperwhite narcissus are a wonderful accent to the home.