Explore Longwood Gardens

Closeup of stems of bright orange-red blooms rising from bright green thorny succulent foliage, with bright sunlight shining on a green conservatory lawn in the background.
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.

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

  • Tommasini's Crocus

    A crocus that naturalizes well in open lawns or beneath deciduous trees, Crocus tommasinianus blooms in late winter and early spring.  The pale lavender flowers open in sunlight but remain closed on cloudy days.  They are one of the few crocus that voles and squirrels seem to ignore, making them a good choice for gardens.
  • Cymbidium Orchid

    Cymbidium are native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Australia and are known to carry many, long-lasting flowers on each stem.  These orchids come in a variety of colors and are often used in cut flower arrangements.